As there are five Fridays in March we have a Tag Friday post for you this week. Pop over to A Vintage Journey to see my fellow team members artwork.
I decided to decorate one of Tim Holtz Etcetera tags using Seth Apter's monoprint technique. I use this technique usually with acetate for Distress Inks but thought I would try Seth's adaptation using card.
There are so many layers of paint on this tag that I have lost count. Adding paint in this way gives fantastic texture to the design and each piece is unique. I used Seth's paints Mud Splat, Green Patina, Smoked Paprika and Key Lime from his PaperArtsy range. I did begin by adding a random layer of Mud Splat paint to the background using a paintbrush but I did not think about this too much and left some open areas that were not covered with the paint. I then began layering the paint over and over, applying the paint to a piece of card and then pressing the card onto the background of the tag, using different pressure each time.
I used one of Seth Apter's Wood Chips for the centre piece which I painted with Green Patina and then added Mud Splat using the monoprint method. I love how random this technique is and it really does take away the thinking process of applying paint. I also added a vintage wood/bone domino wrapped with rusty tin wire for added interest. I have also included an embroidery hoop for added dimension.
From this picture you can see all the fabulous texture and layers I have added to the design. I also included some twisted rusty tin wire using Eileen Hull's Twist and Style Tool along with a Tim Holtz Quote Chip.
For me texture really adds to a design and this piece really has texture in abundance from many layers of paint and added wooden pieces and rusty wire.
I also included two more vintage dominos to the bottom of the tag along with more rusty tin wire.
One of Tim Holtz Paper Dolls sits nicely on the rusty tin wire and finishes the tag perfectly for me.