Friday 17 January 2014

More tags with Lin's sentiments!

I ran out of time last night and went to bed with visions of new tags running through my head, so…..
I got up early to have another go, this time trying things that I remembered in the night.

I covered tags with cotton fabric and painted them with fresco Vanilla. I also restricted myself to 1 stencil, 1 sentiment, a few neutral fresco paints, distress and archival ink and a few embellishments. No kitchen sink this morning!
I stencilled my flowers with Irish Cream fresco and stamped the sentiment randomly with Brushed Corduroy distress. Then I gave it a thin wash of Vanilla fresco to knock it back a bit.

I continued to work with the stencil using both distress and archival ink, trying to build up layers.

When I was reasonably happy, I stamped the sentiment onto tissue and glued it down, distressed the edges of the tag, added lace sprayed with fresco paint and flowers.

I wasn't too keen on my orange tissue paper so I had another go with something more neutral.
Learning all the time by practising!


  1. I can see you learning all the time just as you say - it's so exciting! I love what you did on these tags. I know you preferred the neutral, but I did like the orange too: I love the warm glow it has. They are both gorgeous. Julie Ann xx

  2. Well I think they're both really beautiful Hazel and I like the slight pop of the orange tissue while it still keeps within the colour 'shades' rather than a contrast. Love the neutrals and the composition of both tags is lovely.

    Lesley Xx

  3. Well Hazel, I agree with both Lesley and Julie Ann, they are both beautiful. I love the neutral colours, it's something that I quite often struggle with myself. It is a learning curve and playing around, experimenting like this is the best way to learn.

  4. Gorgeous Tags Hazel, both are rocking the neutral look i especially love the orange sentiment, great colour pop.

    You continue learning every day, it is a pleasure to see your curve getting more curvy by the hour. Thanks for sharing your Journey :-) xxx

  5. Really like both tags Hazel. Loving the colours what is the linen not seen before the other day? The journey in art is the art and we are all on a journey together and it is so much fun. Xxx

  6. Fab tags! Great layering, I really must be more patient then I can have a go at this technique.

  7. Oooh love both your tags, I actually like the one with the orange tissue paper the best, gives good contrast and works well with your choice of colour ink.

    Sam xxx

  8. These are both beautiful Hazel! Lovely layers!
    Alison x

  9. Ooo both are lovely, keep going and make a whole set, these would be fab for presents with brown papers x

  10. just catching up on all your posts - you're keeping me busy! This is a beauty!