Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Inspired by Sue


When I saw Sues tags which you can go and see here, I just fell in love with them and knew I needed to have a play. So out came my gelli plate prints, cut to size and mounted onto a size #10 black tag.


Out came the sewing machine and I whizzed around the edges.


I simply used black media gesso to stipple through three different stencils from the Andy Skinner range and I quite liked the look of it so didn't do anything more to it.


Again I stippled through a couple of stencils with black gesso. The main is the cathedral of love from crafters workshop, which is actually an arch, but I saw two people stood together, so using more gelli print papers I made them into people.


Using a sharpie, I outlined everything in white.


And more Andy Skinner stencils, but this time I used pan pastels through them. I sealed them with Americana matte varnish spray.


Close up of the main image from the Strike the Pose stencil.


My trio of tags - thanks Sue.

There are a few challenges I can enter these into - 


13 comments:

Helen said...

what fabulous tags, i love them!! glad you got to use the sewing machine!!

Sue said...

These are brilliant Sam, the tags are the perfect size for the AS stencils and stamps aren't they xx

Sid said...

Great tags !!

Amanda said...

what a fabulous trio of tags, great backgrounds and stencilling.
Love
Amanda X

chrissie said...

All very different Sam and all interesting for sure

Love Chrissie xx

craftytrog said...

Cool tags Sam! xxx

butterfly said...

Love this trio - from the first layer to the last - and the stitched trim is such a cool finishing touch. Brilliant!
Alison x

Kirsten said...

Gorgeous tags!!

Monika Gulyas said...

Fantastic tag trio! I love your black background papers contrasting with the colourful upper papers. Great stenciling! Thank you for sharing your tags at Country View Challenges!

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Brilliant tags trio Sam!! Great effects of the background and finished works. Love them all. xx

hazel said...

Fabulous tags - great designs.
xxx Hazel.

Craftyfield said...

Love the Gelli plate backgrounds and the stencilling is brilliant! Thanks for showing us at Country View Challenges.

Sandy said...

It is hard keeping up with your but I really do love trying. Fantastic tags!!!
sandy xx

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