Monday, 13 August 2018

Sea life is good - an acrylic pour and faux encaustic tag - Brenda

Welcome everyone

I have used one of the 'long tags' today and on it I did my first acrylic pour - woo hoo. Take a look at how I started off and then brought it together with some Andy Skinner and France Papillon stamps.

I used DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics .......

..... and mixed them with the DecoArt Pouring Medium. I had watched Andy demonstrate these at Stitches back in February and recently on Hochanda and there are lots more informative videos on YouTube - I have put some links on my blog.

This was the result - not bad eh? You can see why I went for the 'sea' theme, the colours are perfect.

I stamped and masked on the bottom of the tag ......

... to create this design and then mixed some media acrylics with a little tinting base and carefully dabbed some onto the fossil shells.

I found a painty piece of card, stamped the octopus and highlighted it with a white paint pen and then gave it a dirty wash of paynes grey media acrylic.

I inked the edges of the octopus with ground espresso distress ink and gave the tag a layer of clear modeling paste using a palette knife. I encapsulated the octopus and added some small glass cabochons.

 I finished by carving the word sea using a pencil and went over it with black posca pen and also added some remnant rubs, a painted vintage brad and some bakers twine.

I'm really pleased with the look and although I debated with myself to add another coat of clear modeling paste I decided against it.

If you pop over to my blog, you'll see a couple of extra photos and also a giveaway of some stamps - take a guess at which ones?????

Thanks for stopping by.

hugs Brenda xxx

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