Unexplained Worlds Tag

Unexplained Worlds Tag

Posted by DecoArt on Mar 1st 2018

Do you ever wonder about new worlds or get the itch to go exploring? I do! I look out into the night sky and wonder about other planets and what life forms might be on them. Will we meet them, or have we already? Then I think closer to home and wonder what lives in the deep oceans of our world that we have yet to discover. We have already found some truly unusual creatures, and I like to think we still have many mysteries of unexplored worlds to find.

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Use a palette knife with the Distressed Harlequin stencil, and apply Texture Medium through it, so that it will go around the photo area. I penciled in on the tag where the photo would be placed. Use the palette knife to also dab some onto the circle piece. Let dry thoroughly.

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Brush chipboard pieces with White and Black Gesso in the appropriate areas. Let dry.

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Paint chipboard in layers with the fluid acrylics, letting it dry between layers. The first layer is Payne’s Grey, then Quinacridone Gold, and finish it with Green Gold.

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Paint the light bulb areas of the chipboard, starting with Hansa Yellow Medium fluid acrylic and finishing it with Interference Gold. 

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Paint the large tag with Prussian Blue Hue heavy body acrylic. Use a baby wipe or damp cloth to smooth the color out and remove it in areas to lighten the hue. I like how the Texture Medium has some resist qualities to it. 

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Dry brush Cerulean Blue and Cobalt Teal Hue heavy body acrylics over the Prussian Blue. Use a baby wipe to remove paint as needed in order to achieve a variegated effect. 

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Sponge Cobalt Teal Hue fluid acrylic through the Galaxy stencil in the top area of the tag. 

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Use the Misters and spritz and splatter Primary Yellow, Primary Magenta, and Purple onto the tag. Vary the pressure on the nozzle to get different size drops. 

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Glue collage photo onto the tag, then rub in a light layer of Quinacridone Gold fluid acrylic with your finger to create a vintage look. 

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Rub Copper Kettle Metallic Lustre onto the Angler fish chipboard. Also, rub it around the edges of the tag to finish it off. 

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I taught Earth Science for many, many years, and it still rears its scientific head, even when I am in my creative zone. My muse finds interesting ways to combine my science background with my art! Maura