Saturday, 22 April 2017

Own Your Dreams

This is the smallest of the huge tags that Lesley sourced for us. It measures approx 5 1/2" x 10". I put some modeling paste through a 12 x 12 stencil and let it dry.

Gave it a coat of tinting base.

Added a layer of dark grey media paint and wiped back and then a layer of medium grey media paint and wiped back.

For the next layer I used rouge chalky finish paint, wiped back and dried and then did the same but with the romance which is a richer red than the rouge.

I lightly dabbed through my stencil with white chalky paint just to get the outline, then I went back in and blocked it all out in the same white.

Placed the stencil back on and stippled through with black gesso. As you can see I missed the top part of her head on the right hand side, but it still looks okay.

I decided to fill the cart in white too and added black gesso to the outer edge of the tag.

Close up of the bottom of the tag

And the modeling paste through the stencil.

I stamped this TH quote in carbon black media paint.

And once dry, outlined it with a white sharpie pen.

I took inspiration for this tag from a blog post by Mark Gould on the DecoArt mixed media blog which you can see here. All products used are from the DecoArt range.


It's now finally finished, I had to go back and put the white around the rest of her face as it was bugging me. I re-did the left hand, touched up a few other bits and put black around the tag hole.


craftimamma said...

What a fab effect Sam. Very impressive with this sort of stencil and makes it almost look photographic. Wonderful result!

Lesley Xx

Helen said...

great tag Sam! Love the texture and the image is really cute!

chrissie said...

Interesting tag with different techniques. Is that a pink background?

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Love it !
Corrie x

Sue said...

I really like this Sam xx

Sandy said...

Wonderful - your background is fabulous!
Sandy xx

Kirsten said...

That's a great tag!

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