Today is Tag It Tuesday over at Cards and More by Sheri and of course I want to play! The theme for this month's altered tag link party is 'Steampunk'. Of course, that presented a little challenge as I don't really 'do' that style. But, you can't keep me down when it comes to making a tag ...so here we go!
I started out by applying some gloss medium with a cosmetic sponge over a gears stencil I found in my stencil pile. Forgot I even had that one LOL. Then I used a few colors of distress ink and blended with a blending tool over the tag (OK it is a 3" X 7" piece of old manila folder...but it IS a tag) The gloss medium resisted the colors and made a cool gear pattern.
Next, I cut the corners of the 'tag' and layered it onto a teal piece of cardstock and then onto a shimmery copper cardstock. I punched a hole and then made a hole protector thingy with a couple punches.
Now I needed a something else. I wanted a figure but didn't have anything 'steampunk' so I decided to draw one. I used a mop up piece of the manila folder with some distress inks on it, and drew my girl with graphite pencil.
Then I painted in with some acrylic paints and a small brush.
Finally, I went over the details with Posca pens in black and white and some Sharpie water based poster pens in gold, silver, and copper fine tips. Then I cut the girl out and glued her to the tag.
Next I found a Spellbinders die cut of gears and cut out some with shiny copper paper on my Big Shot. I glued these around the girl.
To finished up the tag, I added some words printed off from my computer in a old fashioned label font. I also added some little Tim Holtz Alterations gears and some ribbon and thread.
I hope you liked my tag and are inspired to make your own! Be sure to link up with Sheri's link party at Cards and more by Sheri :)