Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Hello Steampunk (sort of) Tag


Hello Again on this wonderful Wednesday!!!  I am linking this tag to Tag It Tuesday.  My friend, Felicia shared a tag Here and it motivated me to make this tag.  It's been in the back of my mind for awhile to make something very textural with lots of "stuff", kind of like we did in the Finnabair classes I took last year, but I kept putting it off until this morning when I saw Felicia's gorgeous tag and I decided today was the day.  The March theme for Tag It Tuesday is steampunk/grunge/industrial and mine might not totally fit but it does have metal stuff and gears on it, lol, I went to reach for a manila tag and decided to grab a black one instead.  I added Wendy's black embossing paste through the Tim Holtz clockwork stencil and dried it.  I pulled out a bunch of Finnabair bellies and some Tim Holtz gears, decided on what to use and painted the pieces with black gesso.  I had bought a few jars of Silks acrylic glazes last year when I was at the Finnabair classes (I like the shimmer of them) but hadn't touched them since and then when I was at Memory Bound for the Paula Cheney classes they had a bunch on clearance for 50% off (score) and I couldn't resist adding to my collection.  This is what I've used to add color to my tag.  I dry brushed honey amber over the background and then glued on the embellishments.  Once the glue was dry enough that the pieces didn't want to move every time I touched them I began adding color to them.  I used ginger flower, fern, and yellow rose.  The ginger flower paint is more pink from the bottle and even on white paper but over the black took on a more purple look.  After the paint was dry I added a few more metal pieces including the gears in the center of the flowers but I left these with no gesso or paint.  I had cut the word Hello (one of the new fabulous Quietfire Design dies) before I started the tag and the color no longer worked with what I had done and instead of cutting a new one I just painted what I had.  I painted it with the ginger flower but it didn't match (this is how I know it looks different over black) so I painted over it again with black gesso and then with ginger flower again.  I glued it to the tag and didn't think it "popped" enough so added some white with a Posca pen at which point I remembered that I was going to splatter some white over the tag but had meant to do it before gluing the word on... no worries I just wadded up a baby wipe and laid it over the word while spattering.  Finally I added white dots around the edge with the Posca pen.  This was fun and very interesting to work with the Silks over black.  





8 comments:

Felicia Aaron said...

Ohhhhhh my goodness!!!!! I love, love, love this tag!! FABULOUS Steampunk ma'am, just FABULOUS!!! I'm so jealous, ALL of those elements are to die for! :))) Steampunk indeed! Blessings my friend, you are on fire!:)))))))

Felicia Aaron said...

By the way, I love the colors that you used and what a cool thing how the color turned on you over the black gesso...I LOVE THAT! By the way are the flowers metal?? I love the big "petally" one. I just keep looking at this Wanda...LOVE! Thanks for the sweet comment no your blog post too! You are a honey! Bless, bless bless! :))))))

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Wow! That is a seriously gorgeous tag. I love the purple flowers & the background looks amazing.

Shel C said...

Love the colors over the black. A very cool tag! Welcome to the tag it Tuesday linky party!

Linda Ward said...

Love the steampunk, kind of, tag !!!

Lori said...

Very cool Wanda!! How did I know that purple would appear on this tag?? :)) Good to see you embracing the Finn look...turned out fantastic!!

Anita Houston said...

LOVE this!!! I'd say steampunk for sure! LOVE the purple, very unexpected!

Sheri Whitfield said...

This is stunning and I love love love the hits of purple on it. Thank you so much for linking up on my blog!!