I am thrilled to have been invited back to be a Guest Designer for Fernli Designs, who supply a fantastic quality range of laser cut designs.
For my first piece I chose to use one of the fabulous Tags which I combined with Tim Holtz products.
I began by applying one coat of Gesso to the tag to give a good base for my next layer of paints.
I applied Evergreen Bough and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks to a non-stick craft sheet and spritzed with water.
I mopped up the beads of paint with the tag; these tags are so sturdy and will take anything that you throw at them!
I continued to mop up the paint from the sheet; drying each layer between applications. I love the blend of colours.
I placed the Tim Holtz mini stencil over my tag and then applied Gesso lightly over the numbers using a piece of Cut 'n' Dry Foam.
The white really pops against the background and adds a further layer of interest to my design.
For my next layer I applied Black Soot Distress Ink to the reverse of the number stencil and then spritzed with water.
I then placed the stencil ink side down and then dabbed with a piece of kitchen towel and then dried with my heat tool.
I had a second background prepared using the Gesso Resist technique, colouring the background with Distress Inks. I stamped my focal image onto the background and then cut out the image.
I shaded around my focal image with a black pencil and then added some scribbly lines with a white pen.
I included a number embellishment from Tim's Idea-ology range to echo the numbers in my background.
To spotlight the focal image further, I added a painted circle around the image using an old lid.
For further interest I also included splatters of red and white paint to the background and repeated the sentiment from the focal image, adding to the top of my tag. I also applied Black Soot Distress Ink to the edges of my tag for definition.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I will be back soon with a second piece for Fernli Designs.