Thursday, April 30, 2009

'K' is for King Tag

Not posted for a while, so busy with our College Ofsted inspection..........anyway glad to say we achieved a Grade 1 'Outstanding' across the College, which is a superb result. All the hard work has paid off !

This tag was done belatedly as part of a n ongoing challenge over on UK Stampers. The tag theme was the letter K for King and this had to be included on the finished tag.

A bit quirky but I was pleased with the overall effect. To make it I used:

  • Glossy magazine cover with picture of a chef in his whites (cut to tag size)
  • Gesso
  • Stamps (All PaperArtsy - Text (MN44), Crown (Egg & Nog SIEN8), Fence & Eiffel Tower (Wrought Iron 3 USW13) except the field of sky (Judikins)
  • Adirondak Inkpads (Butterscotch, Espresso & Wild Plum)
  • Embossing Powder (Gold)
  • Versamark Inkpad
  • Waterbrush
  • Chipboard K
  • Self adhesive letters
  • Crop-o-dile
  • Glossy Accents
  • Brad (Ochre)
  • Gold elastic cord

The glossy image was cut out to tag size and rubbed down slightly with fine glasspaper to roughen. The gesso was added in a thick textured coat and the chefs face wiped clear of gesso. This was allowed to dry thoroughly. The stamps were all inked with the Adirondaks and stamped as shown and dried with the heat gun. The waterbrush was then used to spread and highlight the inks as shown. The field of sky stamp was applied after inking with Espresso as shown.

The crown stamp was inked with Versamark and heat embossed with gold EP. The crown was cut out and coloured with Espresso and the waterbrush. The chipboard K was coloured with gold pigment ink and applied as shown with glossy accents. The other self adhesive letters were applied to spell the word King.

A hole was cut in the tag and an eyelet applied with the crop-o-dile. The final flourish was to add a length of gold elastic cord as shown.

Hope you like it :-)

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1 comment:

  1. Fun design, love the way you used the gesso and wiped part away - great effect! Congrats on the Ofsted result, too!


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