Saturday, 15 April 2017

Huge MDF Tags

This is a 12" x 6.5" mdf tag covered with a piece of TH paper and then stencilled with gathered twig and iced spruce distress inks and a bit of background stamping in the same colours with Seths borders.

I added a couple of the vignette boxes with some bits and bobs inside them, and then some other ephemera onto the tag. The numbers and letters don't represent anything, they are just random!

And finally I coloured a piece of rope with distress stains in vintage photo and ice spruce, however it turned out green!! And the sun was out so I took the photo outside.

I covered this tag in a piece of spiders web paper, the silver web is actually embossed onto the paper. I intended to create a spooky kind of tag.

As you can see, it didn't turn out spooky at all, in fact, I think it looks more like a clown than a skull as the wings look like tufts of hair!!

And this time I used black soot to colour the rope, and again the photo is taken outside and it hi-lights the embossed background. I guess it's still spooky it an odd kind of way!!

I decided to paint the skull with carbon black media paint and then wiped some of it back to reveal the colours underneath.

So this is what it looks like now. It may stay like this or it may not!

Changed it yet again, added and wiped back white antiquing cream.

This is it now, not changing it any more!!


Helen said...

they may not be very spooky, but they look great. love the spider web background.

chrissie said...

All fantastic work a Sam and I must say the little frames are a very inspiring idea

Love Chrissie xx

Sandy said...

Fantastic tags Sam!
Sandy xx

craftimamma said...

Love what you've done with the tags Sam. The vignettes are great (I do need those art dolls I've decided, lol). Love the fab spider web paper, the embossing shows up beautifully and the skull looks great. I especially like it with the wiped back black! Those buttons do make the eyes look very starey. I can see what you mean about the wings, lol, although I didn't till you said!

Lesley Xx

butterfly said...

Love the layered clocks and the vignette boxes on the first giant tag - it looks amazing. Very cool skull, and fab against the cobwebby background. Hope you're enjoying a lovely Easter weekend.
Alison x

Sid said...

Great stuff Sam, what a big tag is that ! Happy Easter Sam ! Made me laugh with the skull, especially the one where his wings look like tufts of hair !

ju said...

Hi Sam...just passing through... nice to see you are still making fab creations ! Ju xx (Craftystuff)

Etsuko Noguchi said...

These are stunning giant tags Sam!! Lovely design of first one, fab web's background and great resulted of the skull. Love them. xx

Kirsten said...

They're gorgeous!

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