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I started to play with a tag, one of my favorite go to items after my art journal. Looking at the finished tag is a proof that combining some of my favorite mixed media toys and home rusted Mechanicals can only mean fun to me.
I started with a layer of gesso on a n°8 Manilla tag. Once dried, I placed masking tape on the tag to create a grid.
I applied 2 layers of medium: a thick layer of gel medium and a layer of gesso, without waiting for the gel medium to dry. Before I forced it to dry with my heat gun, I took the tape away. Drying it with the heat gun created bubbles in the medium.
To add some colour, I diluted Autumn Skies and Golden Bamboo Primary Elements Artist Pigments in spray bottles with water and I sprayed it on the tag. To accentuate the colors, I went over it with Peacock Feather and Vintage Photo Distress ink.
I added splatters with the diluted pigments, diluted black acrylic paint and water.
I chose my embellishments (which received a home rusting treatment) and burned the edges of a paper left over. I finished it with a plaster strip left over, a home rusted paperclip and some sewing.
These plastic liners came with a binder. Some of them have 3 pockets: 2 small ones and 1 big one. I cut the liners in half and added sewing so that every liner had 3 closed sides.
Out of the back cover of a paper block, I cut 2 pieces of 12,5 cm x 18,5 cm and covered them with 7Dots Studio Papers and Kraft Cardstock. Using my Cinch, I added a binding ring through everything to create a … Finnabair Stamp binder!
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