I'd like to share a tag with you today. I'm also excited to share that I am having a small crafty giveaway which is open to anyone worldwide (international folks are most welcome). All the details can be found here -- I'd be super thrilled and honored if you play along :) the prize is a 25 USD gift certificate to any store you like.
Now onto the tag, this is a mixed media underwater scene tag. I created it while I was trying out some new supplies and experimenting :) it was fun!
Synopsis of the Process :-
The base of the tag is the cardboard cover in which my faber castell watercolor pencils came in, so it is an upcycled supply. I applied white gesso to it and then some snippets of paper which had interesting shapes on them (these were left over from earlier punch craft projects- circles design and edge desgin). These papers were added to give dimension and also for added interest. In the finished piece, they look like ripples, if you see the close up pictures. Then the water drop rubber stamp from the designs by ryn- texture stamps was stamped in the background with jet black archival ink. Colors were added using color sprays and I wanted it to look like sun rays are entering through the water, so that effect was achieved by working first on the left side and adding the sunny side on the right. I am happy with the way the colors merged and the way the background looks :) The fish stamp from the Taylored Expressions Cling Stamp set- Mama & Me was stamped and colored with zig markers. Some details were added with a white gel pen. These images were fussy cut with scissors. Then the green, weed like sea floor was drawn in with distress markers and then stamped images were adhered with Tombow glue. The title "imagine something different" is from the Tim Holtz Chit Chat stickers set.
Supplies Used :-
1. Taylored Expressions Cling Stamps- Mama & Me
2. Designs by Ryn- Textures (rubber stamps)- water droplet
3. Distress crayons set 1
4. Sprays by heidi swapp (pink, blue, yellow) and color splash by little birdie (lemon zing, lime splash, ocean mist)
6. Snippets of white cardstock
7. Ranger's achival jet black ink
8. Uniball Signo white gel pen
9. Aqua brush
10. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
11. Tombow mono multi glue
12. Camlin White Gesso
13. Paint brushes, palette knife, water spray bottel and scissors
14. Upcycled Cardboard box (for the base)
Here are a few pictures of the finished tag :--
I am playing along with the following challenges:
Rubber Dance Stamps Colour Challenge- March (stamping has been done to create the fishes and in the background for the water bubbles/drop and all the colors of the moodboard have been included)
March Customer Creation Challenge- Designs by Ryn ( The water drop design from the designs by ryn texture stamps has been used here in the background)
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #272-273 (the fishes are from the Taylored Expressions- Mama & Me Cling stamp set)
Thanks for your time! Would love to read your comments :)