Thursday 29 October 2020

2020 Topic #19 Cardboard Tag with EAB {by Lynn Good}

 2020 Topic 19: Words Of Wisdom

The lovely thing about 'quote' style stamps is they can be used as the focal point of a project, but work equally well in the background to build layers up. Lynn demonstrates this perfectly with torn, stamped tissue layers in her textured cardboard tag.
~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Lynn here (memoriesonthepage.blogspot.comwith you today, and I'd like to share with you a tag that I have created for this weeks topic - Words of Wisdom.

I love to use regular corrugated cardboard as a starting layer for a project. It's free, and you are able to create awesome texture by peeling off the top layer.  I have used Eclectica Series Stamp Designer, Alison Bomber's Life and Living Set 19 (EAB19, available exclusively from PA stockists) as it fits perfectly with this topic.

I started by cutting out the shape of the tag from an old cardboard box.  I then sprayed the tag which a small amount of water - I find this helps to peel off areas of the top layer leaving the corrugations to show.

I have then added a layer of PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paint - Nougat onto the whole area.

I have used stencil PS001 with some crackle paste randomly around the tag. On the corrugations I have added some Grunge Paste with a spatula to give some more texture

I have stamped some of the sayings from stamp EAB19 onto tissue paper. 

I wasn't fussy how they came out as I was ripping them up and adhering them to the tag once the pastes were dry.  I have used a matt medium as a glue.

Now to add the colour - I loved how it looked so I didn't want to cover it with colour - just add some highlights. 
I have used PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paint - Bubble Gum, China and Slimed.  I have used my finger to apply the paint.  I also cut a little rectangle and did the same colours - this is going to hold the featured saying.

I also applied PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paint - Smoked Paprika around the edges.

I have stamped the featured quote onto tissue paper and adhered to the small rectangle piece of cardboard.  I have then used some card stock to back the cardboard and give it a lift from the main tag.

I had an old "zip" stamp so have put that down the centre and adhered the rectangle onto the top with glue.

Here are some close ups:

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you have found something in this tag that encourages you to have a play with texture and paints.


Miriam said...

This is wonderful Lynn.

A Pink said...

Terrific textural tag, Lynn . A great way to use Alisons stamps x

Words and Pictures said...

Love how the words are part of the texture as well as being centre stage.
Alison x

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous crackle and texture Lynn.

Jenny Marples said...

All that texture and the clever faux zip make this such a fun tag Lynn. You've used Alison's words fantastically to created that background x

PaperArtsy said...

I think one of my very favourite substrates is distressed corrugated cardboard! Great layers!