Saturday 7 November 2020

2020 Topic #19 Happiness and Friendship with ECF (by Noguchi Etsuko)

   2020 Topic 19: Words Of Wisdom

A terrific trio of wise tags from Etsuko tonight. It's amazing how much design you can pack into a small space and despite having a unified theme, they are still all really unique and lovely.
~ Keren

Hi everyone, it's Etsuko My favorite things with you today, and I'd like to share with you 'Happiness and Friendship' tags using fabulous Courtney's stamps and Alison's quotes.

Since this fortnight being the 'words of wisdom' theme, I simply wanted to make three tags with a different design for each.

First I pasted old book pages with matte gel and when dried, painted with white gesso on the whole tags surface, (I used two tags with book paper.)

The third tag has been processed with Crackle Effect. I used a technique to create the Crackle Effect between the two Fresco paints--ToffeeNougat. If you want to see the technique tutorial which you can see on YouTube 'Crackle Glaze Demo' by PaperArtsy.

This is how I made the tag's background; the two tags on the left I used Grunge Paste by stencils then after dried to painted with Fresco paints Bougainvillea and Yellow Submarine. Also I used ECF04 crackle stamp by Watering Can Archival. To on the left tag tearing off the washi tapes and stuck it on the edges. Smeared Grunge Paste in places, dried it a little and then stamped it with ECF04.

I painted the two tags on the right with Heavy White Gesso in places.

I have prepared materials to use for each tag--Oak leaf -ECF05, Bubbles -ECF06, Sign -ECF01, Stamps -ECF06. These were painted and embossed.

Finally I attached these materials to each tag and added Smoothy heavyweight white card and cardstock from the back and tied a ribbons or string to complete the project.

Just looked at each tag one by one. This pink tag is Alison's quote stamp EAB10 'Friendship' author is Plautus.

This is Alison's quote stamp EAB14, the 'Happiness' author is Mahatma Gandhi.

This is Alison's quote stamp EAB14, the 'Friendship' author is Walt Whitman.

Get closer to these tags!!

Making tags has been always fun and reminds me of when I started paper crafting. Courtney's stamps can be used as focal points and backgrounds, and the fresh designs are fun to work with and evoke new imagery. It was fabulous collaborating with Alison's quotes which I love.
Thank you so much for visiting.
Etsuko xxx

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Miriam said...

These are fabulous Etsuko. I love them. And perfect for the topic.

Helen said...

These are stunning Etsuko. The colours are gorgeous.

A Pink said...

A trio of gorgeous tags , Etsuko . Such a great way to showcase your chosen words of wisdom
tfs x

Jenny Marples said...

Etsuko you've brought these words to life even more with your beautiful tags. Using some of my favourite stamp sets the choice of contrasting colours is so striking x

PaperArtsy said...

Wow what a great series of techniques and ideas you’ve shared!! Brilliant

Words and Pictures said...

Can't believe I missed these at the time, Etsuko (apart from the whole moving house to a different country in the middle of a global pandemic thing... so I'm going to blame that!). These tags are sensational - full of colour and texture and technique and brilliantly matching the photos to the words. I love them!
Alison x