Tutorial: "Graffiti Heart" Tag
Welcome to my submission for this months Craft Stamper Take it, Make it blog challenge. The theme is "Anything Goes!".
For this project you will need;
1x 137x78mm MDF Tag from Tando Creative
DecoArt Media Modeling Paste White
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in Paynes Grey and Cadmium Red Hue
Cover your tag with modeling paste using a palette knife. Be sure to remove any sharp lines created by the knife. The idea is to get a good covering but to leave texture in the paste.
Partially dry the paste using a heat gun, you want to create a skin on the surface but not to fully dry it.
Take your stamp motif and dip it in cool water. Gently push the stamp into the paste, pressing down to ensure a good transfer.
Add the heart details using the same process as described in Step 2, be sure to wet the stamp before each application.
Clean the stamps thoroughly after use.
Once the modeling paste is completely dry, prime the whole piece with white gesso.
It is sometimes easier to water the gesso down a little to ensure all the low areas are coated too.
Create a wash using Paynes Grey, start with a light covering and build up areas to create depth.
To create highlights and bring out the textures in the paste, dry brush the piece with white gesso. Use only a small amount on the tip of a hogs hair brush for the best results.
Next carefully paint the central heart in a base of white gesso.
Paint the edges of the tag in white gesso to give the piece a frame.
Finally, make the heart "pop" by painting it in cadmium red hue.
I hope you have enjoyed the "Graffiti Heart" tag tutorial, happy crafting!