Thursday, September 16, 2021

Tag trio - Banksy girls

Hi everyone,

today I want to share with you a small series of colorful tags that I created. I always like to have a little something at hand to give away when swapping ATCs. 

I started with three tags cut from watercolor paper with a size of 5.25 x 3 inch. I used Lindy's Magicals and water to create a few layers of color. Make sure to dry them beween the colors to avoid a muddy color mix.

Next, I added some of the good old mark making and texture stamps to the background. These stamps from plate 1495 are very versatile and perfect for a lot of backgrounds.
Also, I stamped three different Banksy girls on the tags. I used Versafine Claire ink for the girls as it is a very intense black and Archival ink in the background for a more distressed stamp impression. Then I inked the edges of the tags directly with the Archival ink pad.

I like adding ribbon to my tags for a finished look. Here I chose to tear some strips of cheesecloth and added some of the same stamps to these grungy strips as I have already used on the tags themselves. This really connects all the elements. Another idea might have been to 'dye' the ribbon with some colors from the background, but I think that might have been a little too much here.

From some black cardstock, I cut a base for each of my tags, a little larger than the tag to get this black edge around it. I glued them together and sandwiched the ribbon in between, secured with a little bit of liquid glue. To finish the tags, I added some quote stickers.

Hope you liked this project. Here are a few more detail photos:

Stamps used:
Carved Xs (20162)
Row Of Numbers (20170)
Cross Marks Background (20165)
Punchinella/Sequin Waste Border (20161) 
Plate 1495
Banksy Girl Floating With Balloons (19421)
Banksy Balloon Girl (19430)
Banksy Child Sitting (19940)

Other material:
- Canson watercolor paper
- black cardstock
- cheesecloth
- Lindy's magicals (teenie weenie bikini, umbrella drink pink, nuneka's purple popsicle)
- Archival Ink (jet black)
- Versafine Claire Ink (nocturne)
- Tim Holtz quote stickers

See you soon!


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