Tuesday 3 November 2020

2020 Topic #19 Future Dreams with ESN {by Miriam Grazier}

       2020 Topic 19: Words Of Wisdom

Miriam has created a lovely tag here using texture from stencilled Grunge Paste along with a beautiful phrase from within the Sara Naumann range.
~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Miriam with you today, and I'd like to share with you a motivational tag that I have created using a quote from ESN25.  I love Sara's stamp sets - there are always so may beautiful quotes that it was difficult to choose one quote.

I chose to decorate a MDF tag as they are great surfaces and are versatile if I want to display my work.  I plan to display this above my home work station as motivation while I work.  The tag is a great size and I was able to use alot of texture and paint without affecting the tag. 

One of the features of Fresco Finish Acrylic paint is the inherent chalky nature of the paint means you don't need to gesso your surface first. Gesso is a chalky base, and these are chalk paints, so that is a totally unnecessary step with Frescos!

You can just see the coverage that the opaque paint gives - and this was the first layer of Koala on a blank MDF tag.

PS092 Is the stencil I used. I loved the look of the Grunge Paste through the Sara Naumann stencil.  It's interesting to only use small parts of a stencil too, not in whole blocks

I also learnt that if I went wrong - which I did in the photo above, that all I had to do was paint straight over it - this will only work with the opaque paints but, again, I painted one layer of Koala over the Midnight paint and I couldn't see any trace of the midnight at all.  This really is why I love Fresco Finish Acrylic paint.

The stamp chosen for the tag is from the Eclectica³ Sara Naumann Series, set 25 (ESN25). There are a lot of elements on here to make cards and tags with ease.

PaperArtsy stamps work so well stamped onto paint. 
I wanted my quote to be sat on top of the texture, so I stamped the Eleanor Roosevelt quote from ESN44 (available exclusively from PaperArtsy Stockists) onto 1 ply tissue using Archival ink.  I then tore around it and added it to the tag using matte medium.

I added a few touches of Gold Rush to the raised diamonds and the edges of the tag - I loved how the colour looked regal against the Koala and midnight.  

I layered the feathers to add dimension to my tag.

I was so happy with how this tag turned out.  And the quote is perfect in the current climate to keep me motivated.  

I really hope I have inspired you to create your own motivational tags.  I think we all need some words of wisdom in our lives at the moment.

Thank you for joining me this evening.

Happy Crafting!

Blog: Miriam's Creative Dreams


Helen said...

fabulous tag, Miriam!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is beautiful, Miriam, I love the quote and you have showcased the Sara Naumann stamps so perfectly x

Words and Pictures said...

Beautiful gentle colours - and that Roosevelt quote is a treat.
Alison x

Monique said...

So beautiful!!!

once upon a time said...

This is so beautiful, love this! The attention to detail too, I love the contrasting too. This is something special 💓

Jennie Atkinson said...

I love your colour combinations Miriam and that quote is always my favourite! x

Helen said...

Beautiful colours - very tranquil. Love how the stamping came out over the Grunge Paste stencilling.

Hazel Agnew said...

Fab creation Miriam. Well done my friend. So subtle, but gets the message across. Xx

A Pink said...

Wonderful project! Miriam . A great way to showcase the Eleanor Roosvelt's 'Words of Wisdom'. Tfs x

Jenny Marples said...

Miriam the layers of texture and text on your beautiful tag work so elegantly together x

PaperArtsy said...

Gorgeous Miriam. Love the touch of Gold Rush in that last paint layer

Sara Naumann said...

As usual, another gorgeous design from Miriam! I'm always inspired by her creativity!