Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Fashion! SMASHION! by Alan Scott


This tag was created using the great imagery from The Dylusions stable of stamps the stamp collections used are: Pondering Petunia - Doodle Parts and Traveling Travis.
The backing tag shape and background design is available as a free download from this link here.


Pro-Marker or FlexMarker Pen
Neon Markers Set
White Alcohol Colouring Paper/Card
Selection of glitter Sakura Pens
That Special Touch Masks (here I have used: Argyle and Button 6inch masks)
Molding Paste
Selection of
Dylusions Ink Sprays
Rubbing Creams Gold/Silver and Fleur de Lys coloured)
Baby Wipes/Kitchen Paper
Post it Note
Print out of tag
Mounting card (I have used an Manila folder glued together and then cut out)
Craft Mat
Black Marker Pen
Normal Items from your crafty tool box


After you have printed out the downloaded tag shape and secured it onto your backing card, carefully cut around the shape and there you have your A4 tag shape backed ready for you to embellish.
Using the Pitch Black ink, stamp out the two figures that have been chosen from a vast collection of stamps from the Dylusions collection. Now then, one of the figures doesn't have any HAIR or even a HAT! This is where you can pick what ever embellishment you want. To make the hair style I picked, is easy to do with a little forward planning.

Using a Post-It Note, just stamp the head and shoulders close to the 'sticky' end of the Post It. Then carefully using sharp scissors, cut out the stamped image and try to keep as close to the printed line as possible. This will save time later having to touch up with a black marker pen. However there will be some extra dots needed to bring the two stamps together.

Place the post-it on top of your stamped image, ink up the 2nd stamp and with careful placement stamp onto the white card. You can overlap and print onto the Post-It - it's better to do that than be even a few mm away when you're then going to have to draw lines to bring it together. Repeat this twice making it look like a modern hair style.

Now it's time to colour in. I have used the Letraset Neon Marker Set, as I wanted this to be vibrant and in your face colouring - after all, on the catwalks they do use bright over the top colours. Using a Warm Grey 2 ProMarker, I did an outline around the images so that when I cut them out, it would not look harsh. If you don't have this pen, I would highly recommend that if you do want to build up a collection of pens, then the 3 sets of greys are a must. So much can be done with them, not just alone but also combined in layering with other colours.

The next step was to embellish the tag. I have used the two Masks and some Molding Paste. To do this, lay the mask down on top of the surface of the tag. Then carefully with a spatula or even a old credit card/gift card, lay down a layer - don't make it smooth, don't be over tidy either, you want to have some definition and unevenness when you lift up the mask. This is then the hardest part .... walking away to let the paste dry. You can use a heat gun but that could warp the card. So place aside and do something else.When it's dry, you can start to build up layers of colour. Rubbing the creams onto the paste, will add a colour and highlight to the texture that you have made. Then taking your spray inks, give short sharp blasts. If you have puddles of colour, just roll a paper towel over the area and then lift the colour off the surface.

All we have to do now is the placement of the stamped images. Using the good strong clear glue, place a good size dollop. You want to put enough on so that the image is raised up and not on the same level as the molding paste layer that you have done. When you're happy, the last thing to do is use your Glossy Accents to fill in the 'glasses' so it looks like there is glass in the lenses. This is a stage you don't have to do, it's just an extra layer.There you have it, a large tag that can be given away as a 'card' or just backed onto a frame and made into wall art.
Any questions please get back to be and I will do my best to help you.



  1. Terrific background and fab colourings. Great use of the images

  2. I love this, it looks a great fun piece. x


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