Greeting Andy Skinner Lovers!
Are you ready for Andy's NEW releases to hit the stores? Me, too!
I have had such fun with a few of his newest things that I have been fortunate enough to have received already! I wanted to share some fun tags with you!
This first tag is titled "Haunted".
I LOVE LOVE all of the texture and depth of this tag.
This is one of the new sets from Tando Creative that will be released SOON! It's called "Tagtastic". It includes the gear, heart, book plate and mixed sized tags. All pieces are grey board; sturdy and a great base for all mixed media products.
I got so excited to make this tag that I did not do step by step photos of the process but I will briefly share what I did.
I started by covering the larger tag with DecoArt Media White Gesso. Next I stamped the building arch image from Andy's Newest Stamp Set called "GOTHIC" from his new line of Illusionary Artists Sets. This was done with Permament Black Ink.
Next I randomly placed Andy's Skinner's Timewarp stencil from DecoArt and scraped DecoArt Media Modeling Paste over the stencil. You can clearly see the time piece faces on the tag. Heat set between each placement of the stencil. Next I laid down Andy's Made To Measure stencil from DecoArt and scraped the Modeling Paste through the circle succession of numbers on the left side of the tag. Heat set. Once dry, I added black in the numbers using a small brush and DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Carbon Black and a small brush.
After colorizing the tag background with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Titan Buff, Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide, touches of Cobalt Teal Hue and Blue Green Light, I painted the greyboard heart with DecoArt Crackle Paste and let it completely air dry. Once dry, I painted over it with DecoArt Premium Americana Cadmium Red Acrylic Paint. I then covered the heart with DecoArt Raw Umber Antiquing Cream and wiped away the excess. This Antiquing Cream really gets down into the cracks and creates that wonderful crackled, aged effect. I then edged the heart using my finger and DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Carbon Black paint. Then I ran a small wire onto the chain, wrapped the heart and glued it into place on the back side of the heart. I added the little lock and glued the heart into place on the tag using raised adhesive pop dots.
Here is a closer look at Andy's new Gothic archway building in the background of this tag surrounded by all of the texture and other embellishments. It fills the space perfectly and creates a fabulous background image.
You will also see Tando Creative's Tagtastic book plate and gear that I have transformed from greyboard to aged patina "metal" using DecoArt's Media Fluid Acrylics Carbon Black, Metallic Silver and Gold, Quinacridone Gold, Titan Buff, Cobalt Teal Hue and Blue Green Light. I added "Haunted" and glued the book plate in place.
I added more chain to the tag through a little gargoyle type hanger that is a part of my "stash". I wound the chain through the aged "metal" gear and attached a little key at the end of the chain. That was then all glued in place.
Once again, here is a view of the entire tag. So fun to make!
Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to check out Andy's new stamps! Tando Creative will be releasing several new greyboard sets SOON! You will LOVE them!