Today is that fun once a month linky party called 'Tag It Tuesday' over at Cards and More by Sheri. It is so fun to make a altered tag and then share it with my friends ;) If you are so inclined...make a tag and join in the linky party for some fun! The theme Sheri picked for April is rain and rainbows. For my tag I went full on with rainbows..by making my rain into bright and shimmery colors :)
I am a big fan of drips and splatters! It is so fun to just let inks and paints go where they want in a free form sort of way. I wanted to use my new tube of 'Magicals' powders by Lindy's Stamp Gang named Victorian Bouquet. If you have never played with Magicals..you should! They are intensely pigmented powder with super fine shimmery Mica in them. For my process I made the powder into liquid paint by putting a tiny bit in a little plastic jar with a lid (from the dollar store) and then adding a bit of water to mix. Then I used a plastic pipette to drop the color onto the top of my tag and let it drip down. For some of the drips I also used my DR Ph Martins' liquid watercolors that come with their own dropper inside the bottles. Once I had my drips, then I spritzed the paper slightly to make it look more rainy.
Next, I set my rainbow colored rain aside to dry and started on my main focus image. I sketched a girl with a umbrella on a separate piece of manila and then colored her. I used Caran de ache Neocolor II crayons mixed with white acrylic paint for the face and then colored the umbrella using my mixed Magicals paints. I finished up by using the DR Ph Martin's 'black' liquid watercolor for her hair and details.
Once my rainbow girl was finished, I cut her out and applied her to the tag using Liquitex Matte Gel Medium.
Now for some more small details. I had painted my shimmery Magicals paints on a scrap piece of manila tag and decided to use that for some colorful raindrops. I used a heart shaped punch and then cut the punched hearts in half to make my raindrops.
Then, I needed some words. I used my computer to make a saying and put it into different fonts for interest. Then I printed it on regular paper and cut it out. I applied it to my tag using matte gel medium.
Next, I put on my rain drops using tacky glue. Then I added a little bit of spatter in different colors. I also used my Black Stabilo All pencil blended with a Aquash brush to add some shadows to the drops and the umbrella. And I used my white Posca paint pen to add some highlights.
The tag was so colorful and shimmery...but I still craved more bling, so I added some Stickles glitter glue for a final touch :) After it was dry, I added ribbons and fibers in rainbow colors to the top.
Here are some close ups trying to get a photo of the shimmer and glitz.
I hope you enjoyed my tag for 'Tag It Tuesday' at Cards and More by Sheri