Sunday, 11 May 2014

Industrial Strength

Hi Everyone!

     Yet another tag! I have been simply playing this month...practicing some techniques and just having fun really! And of course the best way to do that (in my view) is to play around with tags....because then you aren't focused on any other technical things - you can just devote yourself to decorating to your hearts content!

 And that is what I did here......

 A tag was swirled in a mix of Weathered Wood, Picket Fence and Frayed Burlap DP's spritzed with water. A memory box stencil - Texture Shine - was painted with Weathered Wood DP.

I covered the tag with a little Frayed Burlap DI and then added some Frayed Burlap DI through a numbers and letters stencil

.......and some Frayed Burlap DI through the dot fade stencil.

I added some Picket Fence DP through the TH Splatters stencil

 Using the Industrial Backgrounds Artistic Outpost stamps set, I began to decorate the tag. I stamped with Frayed Burlap DI and Potting Soil Archival ink to add a variation of brown tones. I also used a Platinum dye ink to stamp some gears and cogs..this added a nice subtle shimmer to the tag.

    Some tissue tape was added along with a metal cog

The remainder of the DP that had been on the mat from the tag was used to cover a piece of card and became the base for the quote. First I stamped some cogs and gears in Platinum ink  and when the quote was cut out I edged it in Frayed Burlap DI.

The top of the tag had a brown hemp string and some tissue tape tied around it.


Hope you like my Industrial Strength Tag! Thanks so much for being here - Hope to see you again soon!

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  1. Hi Laura!! This is wonderful. Love all of the different techniques you used here. Really love the Platinum ink stamping. Such a fun industrial tag. Hugs -- Mary Elizabeth

  2. Great tag Laura!
    Amanda x

  3. Awesome stamping on an awesome background, Laura!
    Love the industrial feel to your tag!

    Claudia xx

  4. love your play. great tag. the quote is perfect. thanks as always for sharing.

  5. This is such a beautiful composition, Laura!

    Lucy x

  6. Great tag with a beautiful background and a lovely color combination. I have also recently discovered my passion for tags, you can implement ideas quickly and provide messages.
    Hugs, Kerstin

  7. Super tag Laura, its good to have a creative time with no pressures.

  8. I love the layering,beautiful tag once again


  9. Gorgeous tag, love the colour scheme
    Rosie x


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