Hi, friends. I'm back today with a jumbo “Brothers” collage tag using another Etcetera tag as my base. These are the sturdy extra large chipboard tags Tim Holtz released in January. This one is a bit smaller than the Nelson Mandela collage tag I made in March.
Jumbo Brothers Collage Tag
Today's tag measures 6 and 1/2″ by 12″. Here's how it came together:
I began by coating the tag with gesso. Once it was dry, I attached a piece of torn scrap paper and and added some embossing paste through a stencil. You can see a bit of my OttLite showing in this photo. It allows me to work even late at night, with true color accuracy.
Painting comes next. I like to use a dry brush and apply a lot of layers. I've basically covered up that paper after all, but it was a good start.
I love using up bits from my stash and that long strip on the left is no exception. It's a remnant from a transparency.
Mixing Old & New
These are a mix of oldies-but-goodies and new products released at the last trade show. The fellows and words are from Tim Holtz.
I painted the letters the same way as the board. Notice the little bit of washi tape? I find it pleasing to always ‘anchor' people onto something, rather than have their feet appear to be floating.
Here's a close-up of the two gents. They remind me a tiny tad of my own two, who are now not so little at all.
There you have it. I hope you found this helpful.
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