52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Monday 31 October 2022

Lavinia Stamps "Hanging Pods" on a gel plate background tag

Another make using the new Lavinia Stamps, this time a tag.

I've used a plain white tag, stamping the new Lavinia Stamps "Hanging Pods" the Lavinia "Happy Birthday"sentiment, part of the "Heartfelt Verse" stamp set, and the grounding in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink".

I then coloured the pods, using two shades of Elements Inks, (Sundance and Paprika) applied with a brush.  I popped a slight smear of Distress Glaze over the painted area (be sure not to apply too much as it may stay on your gel plate, also try to keep it within the painted/coloured area as it may slide about if there is too much glaze).

On a rectangle gel plate, I brayered one (long) half with "Sundance" Elements ink, the other with "Paprika" Elements ink,  I then used a fan shaped paint brush to splatter some water droplets across the surface of the gel plate, I then took the impression.

I chose to use the Paprika Elements Ink through the Lavinia "Ambiance stencil", applied with a stencil brush to provide a patterned background.

Finally, I decided to add the "Small Branch" stamped in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" ink adding dots of Posca Pen to replicate berries.  I then splattered white Posca Pen across the surface to lift it a litte.