Saturday, 16 July 2016

Textured Tags

I have thrown everything under the sun at these two tags! I started off by adding the following DecoArt products, clear crackle, matte medium and white crackle paint. I smeared them all over the tags.

Next I used the heat tool and made all the above products bubble to create some texture. I painted the tag with chalky finish paint in lace, then dazzling metallic silver sage, then black shimmer. Next I added metallic silver from the Media range along with a coat of paynes grey. Finally I added gold, blue, violet and magenta interference paints again from the media range.

This was done in exactly the same way except instead of the paynes grey I used carbon black and as you can see, the interference paints show up much better on a darker surface, hopefully you can see the texture.

I took a couple of cardboard mounts and added a mix of ultra matte varnish and texture sand paste. I like to add some of the varnish to the sand paste as I find it helps it stick to the project better.

Once dried, I added paynes grey, transparent yellow iron oxide, quinacridone violet and magenta and interference violet all from the DecoArt Media range.

Close up of the textured sand paste.

And finally I decorated them with metal embellishments.

I had forgotten about the strips of metal that I bought at the Version Scrap show in Paris way back when.

And the mini bottle tops with the letters I got this year from Hobby Lobby.

All products are from the DecoArt range.


Sandy said...

Fantastic tags Sam!
Sandy xx

Helen said...

these are fantastic tags Sam!! Love the colours and the texture is just great.

chrissie said...

Amazing textures on these beautiful tags Sam

Love Chrissie xx

craftimamma said...

Love these Sam! Gorgeous grungy colours and awesome texture. Fab way to use those beautiful images in the frames. Amazing stuff!!

Lesley Xx

Corrie Herriman said...

They look awesome !
Corrie x

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Oh! these tags absolutely fantastic Sam!! Fabulous techniques and design. I love them. xx

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