Thursday, 9 August 2012

Leftover paint tag...

As I generally do after I've created something painty, the leftover paint gets sponged/smeared/scraped onto something else so as not to waste it. This tag evolved from one of those 'extra' painty surfaces, this time a tag. Once it was done, I liked it better than the canvas the leftover paint came from!!!
The background was created by scraping (with a palette knife) lime, turquoise and purple paint over the tag. This needs to be done in layers, making sure each colour is dry before adding the next. I lightly brayered the tag with black paint in between layers too. Lots of stamping using paint to add texture and detail....
The image is a Stampotique, and to add that little extra I've given her stamped acetate wings....
She stands on a stamped filmstrip border, and I've used a teeny phrase to finish.
I have published a DVD going through my painty background techniques, should you be inspired to have a go but don't know where to start....check out the link on the sidebar!!!!
OK, shameless self promotion bit over!!!!
I'm linking up with two challenges today....
Simon Says Stamp And Show - 'paint it up'.....
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - 'anything goes'

Have a great day,
Love Trish xxx


  1. Stunning tag! The background is so colorful and so gorgeous! Love the acetate wings and that you left the image uncolored! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

  2. Wow Trish, I love your tag, the colours and textures are amazing and that image is perfect on it with her lovely wings. Since I was not lucky enough to win your DVD (lol)I am off to buy it, your work is inspirational and you should publicise it! Crafty hugs, Anne x

  3. Wow oh wow! I totally love your tag! The background is amazing! That canvas that created the leftovers for this tag must have been awesome as well, if you like the tag better! :) That Stampotique image is perfect against the turquoise, black and purple background. I love all the stamped patterns, too. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  4. ...this is awesome Trish, loVe all your inking & painting and the image is just so cool & funky, loVe the wings too...loVe it...Mel :)

  5. Beautiful tag!

    Thanks for joining us at FSC!

    xxx Ellie xxx

  6. Wow, Trish... yup, I think I have to agree - the canvas is wonderful, but this tag is simply stunning! Wow again, and then some more!!
    Alison x

  7. Very cool tag! I love those colors and great combination of images!

  8. Gorgeous! Love the BG and her wings. I think I need to switch my 'mopping up' system to tags rather than journal pages... I do love the base for a journal page but this looks like much quicker satisfaction!

  9. Isn't it strange we set out to create one project and do another along the way and the 2nd project turns out better than the original. Congratulations it is brilliant I love it. Love the colours too.


  10. If I manage to achieve anything as fab as that tag with my new goodies (which arrived on Wednesday, Thanks) I’ll be more than happy. The colours look amazing. I haven’t had a chance to look at the DVD yet as I was Moorefield’s Eye hospital all day yesterday but today is a different matter!
    Happy Crafting!

  11. What a gorgeous tag, Trish!

    greetings, Alie :-)

  12. Hi
    Wonderful use of leftovers (it is amazing how far leftovers can stretch).
    Great build up of layers on the background alone.
    Thank you for joining us at FSC.

  13. Fabby tag! The background is amazing! xx

  14. This is just so fantastic Trish and love how you have created a great piece from your leftover project. So very creative
    x catherine

  15. So fantastic, great background and image. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

  16. Wowwwwwzersss I love your background fabulous colors and your image is fabulous, thank you for sharing with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and SHow, hugs terry xxxx

  17. Wow, gorgeous tag! Stunning design and beautiful colors! I love what you did with the paint, stamping & brayer! Also love the image!

  18. Adorable tag Trish, I do love Mela's wings. Congratualtions on your DVD, I will be adding it to my wishlist! I'm only in Lancashire, so I will have to see if I can get over to the Windmill Craft Centre.. off to Google! Night xx

  19. Make sure to store the paint in a cool area, like a pantry, utility closet or laundry room. If the paint is stored in warm or hot temperatures, or exposed to direct sunlight, it may become separated and unsuitable for any future use.


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