Sunday, 20 November 2016

Build a Tag Challenge

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.


Amanda said...

Brilliantly built!
Amanda x

Helen said...

your tag has ended up looking great, Sam; (it looked great all the way through) love how it all works so well together. I am about 3 steps behind, lol.

chrissie said...

Terrific tag Sam and great to see how you created it

Love Chrissie xx

craftytrog said...

What a great challenge! Fabulous tag!

craftimamma said...

Fabulous end result Sam. I've loved watching it build up and you really pulled it together at the end to create a totally wonderful tag.

Lesley Xx

Sue said...

I really like this Sam, I bet it was fun making it week by week xx

Hazel Agnew said...

Glad that you got there! xx

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