Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Experimental Tag


I would love to extend a very warm welcome to Bonnie of This Creative Day who has become my latest follower - please pop over and visit her blog - her work is fabulous, and I am humbled that she has chosen to follow me.

I took my friends out of their comfort zones this month at card class, and taught them stenciling and ghosting techniques on tags - as well as a card project.

This was the second tag I taught, where we not only did a ghosted image using a stencil, 

we then used modelling paste to accent the ghosting.  I waited until the paste was dry, then replaced the stencil and gently dabbed some Tumbled Glass DI onto the paste..

As I thought about the tag after class, I developed the concept with some washi tape,

a couple of typed and 'grunged' sentiments to add to the stamped sentiment,

some silver shimmer was sprayed on,

and some hand dyed, crinkled ribbon and iridescent ric rac stapled to the top finished the project.

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Suchi said...

The tag is fabulous Maxine...Love the texture added and the color surely looks cool.. :)
Suchi xx

Lovely Linda said...

I just love tags - they are so much fun to create - this one is fabulous Maxine - I love the way you have used the Washi Tape too - perfect details! {{{hugs}}}

Dawn T said...

great tag Maxine. Lots of texture on this one

aussie aNNie said...

This turned out lovely Maxine, You should enter it into our mixed media challenge at Where the Heart is... [the link is on my blog.]
Beautiful creation, loving the colours you used as well.
 {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

Cicci With the Pen said...

This is a great tag ! I love the design and the colour!!
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs! Cicci
ciccividpennan {My pesonal Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

Unknown said...

Maxine, This tag is a work of art. The blue and silver look so lovely, the washi tape added an extra texture. I really like it very much. especially the one shot with the sentiment. Celebration Week! Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 200th challenge.
Blessings and Hugs, Carole

stempelfrida said...

I like your tag! The colours are cool and the birds are a perfect addition. Thank you very much for playing along at Tuesday Throwdown. Creative regards from stempelfrida

Margik said...

Fabulous tag with a beautiful blue tone. The washi tape is a great touch.
Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.

froebelsternchen said...

I am in love with this tag Maxine! Great!
Thank you for joining us at TIOT's!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! Lovely tag, Maxine!

jimlynn said...

Beautiful! I've never tried that technique and want to. Love this wonderful tag.

Natalie said...

Love the embossing paste for texture on your beautiful tag, Maxine!! So glad you have joined in our celebration of 200 challenges at Word Art Wednesday. Thanks for playing along at Word Art Wednesday!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

You have the knack for trying new things- and I love your tag! The modeling paste is cool, love your colors, love the Washo accent and the added ribbons- perfect! What a blast your learners much have had!

Kerri said...

Thank you for entering Where the Heart it challenge #1 - Lovely tag, great use of mixed media too. We hope to see you again for the next challenge.

aussie aNNie said...

Thanks so much Maxine for entering our very new challenge and hope you continue to support us with your gorgeous creations.xx
 {Where The Heart Is  DT}

JD/ Jill said...

This tax is a real work of art! So very nicely done. Since I struggle so with using embossing paste...I really appreciate all the work that went into making this lovely tag!

Unknown said...

What an awesome tag! Great techniques and texture! Thank you for joining us TTCRD this week!
Kamila DT

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

The ghosting technique is so interesting to look at and something I have not attempted yet. Your tag is very artsy and gorgeous Maxine. Thank you for inspiring me. I'm so glad to see your creation entered in the STAMPlorations September August Mixed Media Challenge. Thak you for your support and do make a come back next month will you maxin :) Happy creating!
STAMPlorations Mixed Media DT
Qinaahana Arts and Crafts {My Blog} said...

Super tag adore the texture bless you for playing at that craft place hugs cheryl x

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous, artsy tag Maxine. Very pretty.

stampingbowd said...

Gorgeous tag! I love the texture you added with the paste and the fun ribbons! Beautiful tag!

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful work, thanks for joining us at TIOT, Valerie

Carol said...

A gorgeous tag Maxine. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations Mixed Media challenge this month. Carol DT x

Michelle Pearson said...

oh my, you nailed this tag! I love every little thing about it!!! Great job!