Over on Mini Marvels FB group Chris started a weekly challenge of build a tag. Week 1's instruction was to choose a tag any size, any colour, any texture
Add one layer of gesso and
when dry, add one colour.
Week 2's instruction - Add a further paint colour to your tag and while it is still wet, draw or write into it with the end of a paintbrush or pencil.
Week 3's instruction - press modelling / grunge paste / gel paste through any stencil of your choice.
Week 4's instruction - Add some collage with matte / gloss medium, collage pauge or your preferred glue. Add a layer of matte medium over the top of the collage pieces.
Week 5's instruction - add a layer of translucent paint.
Week 6's instruction - Spray or drip a contrasting colour of paint or ink across / down your tag.
Week 7's instruction - Add more stencilled layers. (No idea why, but I don't have any photos of this stage, as this photo includes step 9.)
Week 8's instruction - use clear gesso to completely cover your tag.
I didn't carry out this step as I don't have any clear gesso.
Week 9's instruction - stamp one or more images across your tag.
Week 10's instruction - Cut our and adhere a main focal image to your tag. This can be drawn, stamped, collages, downloaded or cut from a book / magazine.
Week 11's instruction - Add doodles, marks and / or embellishments
Week 12, final instruction - Find a word in a book or magazine to attach to your image
Absolutely loved this challenge, thanks Chris, was a fab few weeks.
All paint and mediums used were from the DecoArt range.