Friday, October 9, 2015

Dimensional Fall Tag - My Second Video

Hi Friends :)

I am trying to do a few blog posts now as I will be going out of town on Saturday for a week. I am visiting with my friend...you know the one who buys me art supplies :) It will be nice to get away and see some new scenery for a bit. So...here is a new blog post and a new process video. I am still very shaky on this video thing. The editing is really no fun. I hope some people do like the videos :) For those fans of the step out here on the blog..I am doing one of those too. Here is my new project...a dimensional Fall altered tag.


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I was thumbing through Pinterest and I saw a altered tag where the girl was using those fun foam pre-cut stickers. It reminded me of something I taught years ago when I was a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator (yeah I did that for over 10 years and in 3 states) So I decided to adapt that technique to mixed media and make this tag.


I started with self adhesive fun foam from Walmart. And a heavy watercolor stock tag. Then I cut pieces of fun foam to fit my stamp and heated it with my heat tool. Then I pressed down hard and held the stamp until the foam was cooled off. This makes a deep impression. It works best with deeply etched stamps of course.


Next was the fussy cutting of the leaves. Then I started to assemble my tag. I added a few piece of masking tape to give a bit more texture.


Then I added my first coat of gesso, let that dry, and added a second coat. I did not use a heat tool to speed the drying as I was afraid it would soften the fun foam and ruin my texture.


My next steps were to add some ink spray in a tea stain color, and then paint my leaves with several layers of distress inks. I used a water color brush to apply the colors.


Once that was all dry I added a sponged boarder with distress ink and then added more dimension with dimensional magic from Mod Podge. This creates a very shiny clear coat where you apply it. I just did the leaves.


While the dimensional magic was wet I sprinkled on some gold colored microbeads for even more textural interest.


Once all those layers were dry, I finished the tag with some words stamped on a scrap piece of cardstock and framed with a metal finding.


Then I colored some seam binding ribbon using the same palette of colors of distress inks. Combined with a couple of fibers from my stash made for a nice finish to the top of the tag.


I did not waste any scraps of fun foam or any time. While each layer was drying, I cut my scraps into squares and rectangles to create this texture plate for my Gelli printing later on :)


I hope you enjoyed my dimensional fall tag. If you did please leave me a comment :)


<3 Shel

10 comments:

  1. Great colorful fall tag and video.

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    1. Thanks so much +Peg Robinson :) I am glad you enjoyed it!

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  2. I would have never thought those were foam leaves! How creative! The finished product is awesome and the texture plate will be wonderful in action! Off to watch your video on YT!

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    1. Thanks Zsuzsa :) I am glad you are watching the video. I have to count on my friends to watch them and give me honest feedback. The foam stamping technique seems to old to me...but everything old comes back new again when you throw some gesso on it..LOL

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  3. You rocked it again Shel!!This is a fab technique and most beautiful tag!! How's that for feedback?!! xo

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    1. Thanks Jackie :) LOVE THE FEEDBACK! I really love it when it is postive :) <3

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    2. Thanks Jackie :) LOVE THE FEEDBACK! I really love it when it is postive :) <3

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  4. Wow...so colorful and I am very impressed with the process you used to create the dimensional leaves! Well done, Ms Shel!

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  5. Wow...so colorful and I am very impressed with the process you used to create the dimensional leaves! Well done, Ms Shel!

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  6. Wonderful tag - love the texture!

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