The theme for this month's Swirlydoos Round Robin Challenge is "Red, White and Blue Tags" - perfect for July. A bit of searching through Pinterest led me to this adorable image, courtesy of J. Rae's Shabby Cottage Designs.
I'm in love with the Tim Holtz thickboard tags that were included in the May "Spring Grunge" Project Kit; they handle mixed media an heavy elements so well and the size allows for a much larger design.
I started by priming the surface with a thin coat of clear gesso. Next, I covered the surface with red acrylic paint. When that was dry, I added a burst of rays with a stencil and modeling paste.
While the paste was drying, I converted a string of rusted stars into shiny white with embossing powder, using three coatings to get the color just right.
I used cardstock to mat my image, adding a bit of packaging between the layers to give it a bit of dimension.
The flowers, trims and that perfect chippie are all from my stash.
*Swirlydoos May 2017 Project Kit*
Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Etcetera Small Thickboard Tag - 5-1/2" x 10"
DecoArt - Media Texture Products - Modeling Paste - White
*Swirlydoos March 2017 Cardstock Add-On*
Kaisercraft - 12 x 12 Cardstock - Weave Texture - Navy
*Swirlydoos May 2016 Cardstock Add-On*
Kaisercraft - 12 x 12 Weave Texture Cardstock - Coconut
*Swirlydoos August 2016 Mediums Kit*
Blue Fern Studios - Imagine Ink - Embossing Powder - In the Navy
*Swirlydoos October 2016 Flower Add-On*
Prima - Flower Embellishments - Northpark #590451
Bazzill - 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock - Ruby Slipper
Folk Art Acrylic Paint - Cardinal Red #414
Folk Art Acrylic Paint - Titanium White #480
Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz Layering Stencil - Rays
Blue Fern Studios - Imagine Ink - Embossing Powder - Pearl
Prima - Flower Embellishments - Bluebell #590420
Fab Scraps - Laser Cut Chipboard - Holiday
Hobby Lobby - Rusted Stars String
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Trims
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