Tuesday, October 27, 2015

A Tale of Three Tags

Today I have a project to share using the fabulous chipboard products from Imagine If .
I have made three tags using pieces from different sets of chipboard which can be found on the Imagine If website or in the store.

Here are the tags:

And here is how I made them:
Halloween Tag
Imagine If Chipboard Products Used:

Imagine If Set of cats
Imagine If Halloween Set
Imagine If Bats and the Moon
Imagine If Chipboard Tag
Imagine If Fence
Imagine If Quote Sheet

I began by painting all of the pieces including the tag with black gesso.  I then covered the tag, the cat, the bats, and the gravestones with tissue paper and then painted them again with black gesso.  This gives a bit of texture to the pieces.  Whole they were drying I painted the pumpkin. I painted a piece of book paper with yellow paint and put it behind the pumpkin to give a lighted effect for the eyes, mouth and nose. 

 I painted the gravestones with grey paint and a little green to simulate moss on the stones.
The fence I sponged with brown paint.  The tag I painted with blue paint on the top and green on the bottom.  The fancy piece at the top of the tag I painted with gold paint.  Using my Gelli plate I made a print and cut out a circle for the moon.

Once everything was painted I put it all together with the quote.

I added a piece of bush left over from a die cut I used on the Castle tag, gave the cat a lighter chest and belly and some eyes and added some stars and it was done.

Mushroom Tag
Imagine If Chipboard Products Used:
Imagine If Large Mushroom with grass
Imagine If Ladybird
Imagine If quote sheet
Imagine If Chipboard Tag
For this tag I painted all of the pieces except for the ladybug bodies with white gesso.  The ladybug bodies I painted with black gesso. I used tissue paper on the body of the tag, the mushroom and the mushroom cap to give texture to the pieces.  I then painted the pieces.
I used some coarse texture gel and paint mixed together for the flowers on the top of the tag and added some crackle texture paste and book paper to the tag.
I then used Brushos to colour the tag.  I sprinkled Lemon, Leaf Green and Orange on to the tag and then I sprayed it with water. I did the same with the quote.
Then I assembled all of the pieces.
Castle Tag
Imagine If Chipboard Products Used:
Imagine If Castle
Imagine If Dragon
Imagine If Flying Unicorn
Imagine If Chipboard Tag
Imagine If Quote Sheet
To begin I painted all of the pieces except the Pegasus with black gesso. The Pegasus was painted white. As with the other tags I covered everything except the Pegasus with tissue paper.
I then painted all of the pieces.

I added a die cut tree to the wall of the castle and paper behind the windows.  I painted the background dark blue and added a circle for the moon.  I used an Imagine If stencil for the cloud and added some stars to the sky. I coloured the quote and put it all together.
I am not sure if I will put these on frames or make them into magnets yet but either way they are lovely little keepsakes. I hope you enjoyed this project and I hope it inspires you to create your own projects. 

1 comment:

  1. Wow Ngaere what a lovely collection of tags, with some fabulous photographs along the way. I really like the sentiments on both the outside one, particularly the 'be the type of person you would want to meet' if more of us lived by that mantra the world would be a happier place!