Hello Everyone and Welcome
Today over at A Vintage Journey its 'Tag Friday'! I'm sure many of you are already familiar with this tradition but for those of you who aren't let me explain . When there are 5 Fridays in a month ,the 5th Friday sees some of the AVJ Creative Guides create and post a tag created in their own style.
So here I am today sharing my 'Tag Friday ' tag with you all .
My tag was born out of my love for facial imagery and expression, especially the eyes, as they truly are the 'windows to the soul.' So with a certain stamp in mind I headed to my craft HQ and let the creativity commence .
Taking a manila tag size #8 I applied colour using Tim Holtz Wrinkle Free Distress Technique and a few Distress Inks mainly in tones of blue. Once completely dry I added more depth of colour using the blending tool with the Distress inks.
I then stamped the focal image (the main stamp from Tim Holtz Classics #5 stamp set) directly on to the inked background in Black Archival Ink. As you've perhaps gathered this is the stamp I had in mind! I think it has to be one of my all time faves.
Picking up water with a paintbrush I painted out some of the ink in areas around the face that I felt needed highlights or emphasis, especially the eyes . This really made the face come to life. I also used a highlighter pen to enhance the eyes a little more.
I then added more detail to the background using stamps and Tim Holtz layering Stencils,Distress ink, Archival ink and Black Gesso along with a few circles and some splatters using Picket Fence Distress Paint.
I then masked off the face and spritz the tag with Perfect Pearls to give a slight shimmer to the background.
I kept the embellishments simple as I didn't want to take anything away from the focal image- an ideology wordband and a few remnant rubs.
I adhered the tag onto a black mount cut to size and attached an eyelet around the tag hole. To finish off I inked a length of crinkle ribbon (and my fingers oops!) using Black Soot Distress Stain Spray and fed it through the eyelet.
Here is my contribution to A Vintage Journeys Tag Friday .
I am really pleased with how it turned out - it speaks volumes to me personally and I would have to say its the kind of art I love to create. Hope you like it too.
Be sure to stop by A Vintage Journey's blog if you haven't done already and see all the other fabulous tags some of my fellow Creative Guides have created .
So that just leaves me today to thank you so much for stopping by and for the lovely comments you leave- I do appreciate them greatly .
See you again very soon, hopefully tomorrow, when I will be sharing my take on Tims tag for January 2016 .Yeh, its sure been a Creative week here at The Pink Craft HQ' !!
Have a great weekend