Saturday, August 1, 2015

Saturday Step by Step - Folk Tag

Hi everyone and welcome. Jenny here to share a step by step tutorial for a fun mixed media tag. I was inspired by the recent fashion trend displaying the colours and designs from Eastern European folk costumes. Dark backgrounds contrast beautifully with bright colours and white outlines, flora and fauna designs, and wonderful trims. Let's get started...

(click on each image for a closer look)

Place a Kaisercraft Berry Vine and Bird Cage at the top of a jumbo tag and draw around them.


Spread Black embossing paste through the leaf section from the Build a Blossom SiSi to cover the pencilled areas.


Paint black gesso over the dried stencilled tag and wooden embellishments.


Paint over the stencilled areas with white gesso (this will help the colour layers to stand out more).


Spritz Frosty Frolic Green Starburst over the leaves, allow to run a little and dry with a heat gun.


Over spray in a few sections with Time Travel Teal Starburst, using a little water to help move it around if required, and dry with a heat gun.


Add a few drips of Rusty Lantern Lime Starburst and allow it to run. If your ink runs into places you're not happy with dab with tissue to remover the excess. Dry with a heat gun.


Using a small brush drip Frolic in the Forest Black Starburst down from the top of the tag and add a few splashes too. Dry with a heat gun.


Having previously used Wendy Vecchi's instructions to cut up my Lots of Leaves Background Stamp I took the single lines and bent them on my acrylic stamp block. This meant I could stamp trailing vines with embossing ink prior to adding Fern Green Embossing Powder. Heat set with a heat gun.


To highlight the stencilling I mixed a little Cornflower Blue, Sky Blue and Fern Green Embossing Powders together, replaced the stencil, applied embossing ink and scattered the mixed Powders over the top. Once again these were heat set with a heat gun.


I heat embossed the Berry Vine wooden embellishment with a mix of Fern Green and Tree Branch Embossing Powders.


I stamped the small flower head from the Art And You stamp set with embossing ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Using a detailer brush I painted each flower with Abandoned Coral Distress Spray Stain before cutting them out.

Now it was time to assemble the tag. I glued the Berry Vine and Bird Cage back in place before adding the flower heads under and over the cage. White Pearl Embellishments were added to the flower centres and across the rest of the tag. Finally I stamped one of the sentiments from the All Occasion Art stamp set in white pigment ink and added a seam binding bow to the top. The tag was mounted onto a tall card blank. And here's the finished card (with a couple of close ups)...




I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial and give it a go. We'll be back on Monday with to announce the latest challenge winners so make sure you join us for that.

Whatever you're up to this weekend have a great one.
Jenny xxx


44 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning creation and tips Jenny! Love this so much TFS

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  2. Love the slate finish to the tag and the burst of colors against black is stunning. Thanks for sharing the process too Jenny.

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  3. Stunning tag Jenny! Love how the design cascades from the top and the colour contrast is fabulous! Sue C x

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  4. This is really stunning Jenny. Such a gorgeous tag x

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  5. Wow, this is really gorgeous Jenny! I am digging this Eastern European folk style, wow! The black background really makes your colours jump off the page! Love this! hugs :)

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  6. Wow! This is breathtaking! Thanks for the detailed tutorial. I will be putting this style at the top of my techniques to try list!

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  7. This is gorgeous! Love all of the greenery, especially. Lots of techniques to try, thank you!

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  10. What wonderful techniques on this Jenny - and a most beautiful outcome on your finished piece! Julia xx

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  11. oh my Jenny this is a real stunner - absolutely beautiful and a fabulous step x step too!!! Hugs rachel x

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  12. Wowser from me on this beauty! I love the effect and that black background really makes everything pop! Stunning, Jenny! Hugs!

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  13. Wow, lovely, great tutorial, so different.xx

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  14. Stunning and sooo inspiring! Love all the beautiful details on this dark background and the wonderful contrasting flowers on this great tag!

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  15. Wow, Jenny! This is beautiful! I love that background, and am so happy you shared your steps with us! what a fabulous compliment to those vivid gorgeous flowers and and black birdcage! You won me over BIG with this great inspiring tag! Hugs!

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  16. Wow, Jenny! This is beautiful! I love that background, and am so happy you shared your steps with us! what a fabulous compliment to those vivid gorgeous flowers and and black birdcage! You won me over BIG with this great inspiring tag! Hugs!

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  17. The cascade effect looks amazing, I just love all the layers you created and those flowers just 'pop' so beautifully on your gorgeous tag... LOVE it! Anne xx

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  18. This technique is so original and unique! I love your tag - so inspiring!!

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  19. Seriously???? I'm drooling!!! So much stinking fun AND beautiful!!

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  20. This is breathtaking, Jenny! I love getting a glimpse into your process. It's kind of like looking into the mind of the master:-)) You inspire me in new ways with every single project you create!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  21. Absolutely stunning tag Jenny!! Love the bright colours on the black background and a great step by step as well. Awesome!!

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  22. Really pretty Jenny and a great tutorial! Love the black background and all of the bright pops of color. Beautiful design.

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