This week’s tag is a mixed media tag on my standard #8 manilla tag. I began with a Tim Holtz layering stencil (Cargo THS001) and Golden Pyrrole Red Fluid Acrylic Paint, which I applied with a make-up sponge.
Next, I added a little of the left over red paint around some of the edges. I then added some splashes of watercolor paint for color (Daniel Smith Aureolin, M.Graham & Co. Quinacridone Rose, and Van Gogh Yellow Green).
Then I outlined the tag with a scribble border using Noodler’s Heart of Darkness ink, which I have loaded in a Noodler’s fountain pen. I also added three pieces of Washi tape with black backgrounds to help bring out the scribble border.
On a piece of white card stock I sketched out a bird with pencil and then went over my sketch in a scribble fashion with the Noodler’s ink. With watercolor paints I colored in the bird using a mixture of blues and greens along with the Aureolin for the beak. I then glued the bird onto the tag using an Elmer’s white glue stick. I also added a little more darker blue and some green paint to the bird as the card stock had kind of sucked up the brilliance of the initial colors. I also drew some feet on the bird using my Noodler’s ink.
Finally, I added some doodles and stamped a sentiment on the same white card stock. I used StazOn black ink. I cut out the sentiment, inked the edges and glued it on with my Elmer’s glue stick. Here is what the finished tag looks like. Let me know what you think.