I decided to play along with the current PaperArtsy challenge, originally as a nudge to use some new stamps although that went out of the window and I ended up reaching for some older ones!
Leandra's starting post for the current theme of "paint" mentioned stencil bumping. I was intrigued and found she has a good video tutorial demonstrating the technique here. I went for a tag as it was nice to experiment on something rather than aiming for a piece to use on a card or other project.
I really liked the effect Leandra got by using the translucent paints
over the opaque ones so my colour choices for the base were dictated by
what I had in my stash (I've had a transparent blue in my paint
collection forever and a day and I had PaperArtsy's Hey Pesto
translucent as well as Tinned Peas so blue/green it was!).
I followed Leandra's guide for the base layers and the stencilled circles and then did an extra layer by adding the stars, overlapping the circles in places. My "stencil" was created with a couple of circle punches and a
Crop-a-Dile as all my existing stencils are really a bit too
fine-patterned (certainly for a learner!).
Using both Mermaid and Snowflake when sponging in the top shapes gives a nice subtle variation of colour, I think and the sanding step really helps with overall coherence.
When I overstamped the painty base, I wanted the word "time" to stand out more so I went over it with a black marker and then clear Wink of Stella. I hadn't planned to stamp on the circles but that swirl was just the perfect size on the larger circle that I couldn't resist the temptation.
There's a second painty thing on the wee hanging tag - the chipboard piece with the year (just metal punches bashed into the chippie with a hammer) was given a base coat of very dark blue and then dry brushed with a couple of lighter paints. I think it gives a nice patina-ish look.
I thought I might use this as a bookmark so steered clear of adding any embellishments on the body of the tag.
Stamps: Clocks Plate 6 by PaperArtsy
Brilliance Graphite Black
Hero Arts Charcoal
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish acrylic paint (Mermaid, Snowflake, Tinned Peas, Hey Pesto)
Midnight Blue and Turquoise acrylic paint by DecoArt
Random transparent blue acrylic paint from stas
Sizzix Thinlits Tag Collection dies
Small tag cut from waste mountboard with Tim Holtz Apothecary Bottles die
Number punches and leather pattern punch
Wink of Stella clear pen
Circle and star punches by Fiskars
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