Today is time to share my altered tag for Tag it Tuesday over at Cards and More by Sheri blog. Every month we link up our posts about a tag we created using the theme Sheri chose. This month the theme is all about the color Buttercup. A bright and vibrant yellow. Perfect to cheer up the dark days of Winter :)
The first think I did was use the Pantone website to find out the RGB codes for this color. Then I made a document in Microsoft Publisher, picked a shape, and filled it with the color. Yup..bright yellow! It made me think of sunshine for sure :) Then I got a tag and some cardstock I had that I thought matched well and started to design my tag.
I wanted to try out an exercise that some say helps learn about shadows and highlights of faces, so I picked a photo from an ad (Stevia) to use. The girl had on a bright yellow tank top..perfect. I attached the thin paper to my tag using my new glue stick...Elmer's Xtreme. People who do a lot of collage with magazine papers have recommended this, so I spent the $2.50 to get some.
Next I sealed my photo using some Decoarts deco page medium. I knew I would be putting lots of wet media over the top and I wanted that thin flimsy paper to to sealed up.
There were some words printed over my photo, so I got our some white gesso and covered them over as best I could.
Then I got out my favorite Neocolor II water soluble crayons and started to play!
I began with colors that existed in the photo. Intensifying them and also camouflaging my white gesso areas.I blended the colors using a water brush and some white acrylic paint to make the colors more permanent.
When that was all complete, I added bright colors that were not existing in the image. Orange, Lime Green, bright Blues and Purples. This creates a 'Pop Art' type effect. Very FUN!
When I felt my tag was completely colored with crayons...I added pure white highlights using my white Posca pen. I blended most of them using my finger.
Next, I got out yellow and bright orange acrylic paint on my palette. I used my fan brush to blend in some water and then tapped it for splatters on my tag.
I added my sentiment which I printed off from the computer...cutting it apart and collaging it on. I added some black lines around it with my black Posca pen.
To finish up my tag, I added a blue and then a yellow cardstock backing. I put on some ribbons at the top in the same colors and added a gold metallic string to tie it off.
I hope you enjoyed my tag and be sure to join in the link up with your Buttercup tag at Cards and More by Sheri