Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Journey Mixed Media Tags


Hi everyone! It's Bonnie here today. I decided to have a bit of a play with my Art Anthology Coloration Sprays and some #8 manila tags. I love these sprays but hadn't taken the time to play with them very much and see how the colours combined so today was the start of changing that.


I began by spraying each of the 15 colours I have onto ATC sized pieces of cardstock. Once dry, I labelled them, punched and reinforced the holes, and fed them onto a metal ring. This makes it much easier to find the colour I want and to choose combinations. The bigger swatches give a better sense of the colour and I can also use them to help choose gelatos and other inks to combine with them.


I created many backgrounds but for this post will focus on only three, giving the recipe for each. I started by laying the Balzer Bits Script Star onto the tag and spritzing with Timeless, Paprika, and Cinnamon Toast. I moved the star and repeated until I was satisfied with the coverage.For the second tag, I flipped the star mask which was covered in colour sprays from the last tag onto a plain tag to get a reverse print and then repeated that allowing it to dry.Then I spritzed my craft sheet with a little more of each colour as well as Watermelon,, and dragged my 2nd tag through  the puddles. My third tag was a repeat of this technique except that I added a spritz or two of water to the coloured puddles. Love the different intensities and effects on the three tags. Love, love, love these sprays!

 Journey tag ~  see photo at top of post  (ingredients) 
black embossing paste through TCW's Texturized stencil.
TH Washi tape
Dina Wakley Textures stamp with Jet Black Archival ink
lizard Inkadinkado stamp with Versamark and black embossing powder
Black Big Brush pen edging
torn piece of corrugated cardboard dry-brushed with white gesso
black enamel dot
black grosgrain ribbon stapled with mini attacher
doodling with black Micron pen


 Fly tag ~ (ingredients)
stencilling with TCW's Mini Punchinella and Red Geranium Archival ink
WV From A to Z Background stamp and Sepia Archival ink
Dina Wakley Textures circles stamp and Jet Black Archival ink
MS punched butterfly with safety pin body
washi tape 
alphabet stickers from stash
corrugated arrow from stash
White Big Brush pen dots
Black Big Brush pen edging
black enamel dots
black grosgrain ribbon stapled with mini attacher
doodling with black Micron pen


The journey that matters tag ~ (ingredients)
 black embossing paste through TCW's Mini Specimens stencil
TH Washi tape
Dina Wakley Textures stamp with Jet Black Archival ink
Tim Holtz Classics 16 sentiment stamp with Jet Black Archival
Black Big Brush pen edging
torn piece of corrugated cardboard dry-brushed with white gesso
black enamel dots
black grosgrain ribbon stapled with mini attacher
doodling with black Micron pen

That's it for the first three tags using these awesome Art Anthology sprays. I had an absolute blast playing with them and completing the tags. I'll be back again with other colour combos. Thanks so much for visiting today!

Bonnie

Here are links to the eP store for many of the products I used:

7 comments:

toni said...

Terrific trio of tags! Love the colours with the strong black contrast the . The white doodling adds a great little pop ! Fantastic work xx

kit cochran said...

Fabulous tags! The more I see of these sprays the more I like them. I really like them and couldn't pick a favorite as I love each of them. Great tutorial and thanks for listing the products.

Julia Aston said...

What great backgrounds you created Bonnie! love the great contrast with the stark black images - I have lots of sprays I haven't tried myself - really need to find time to play!!

butterfly said...

Completely brilliant tags, Bonnie - I love them!
Alison xx

mamablitger said...

Bonnie... Oh dear.. These are GORGEOUS !! Thank you so much for sharing your work progress, all steps and showing how different they turned out. Cant choose a fave tag. Love them all !!!
Thanks a lot !!
Hugs from SPAIN

Carol said...

I love these tags Bonny, every single one is unique! TFS as always!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE them ALL, Bonnie! Looks like you had fun playing with your new sprays! LOVE the Black pop against the colors and you white doodling!