Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Bags & Tags with DecoArt & Gecko Galz

           Time for some color play with bags & tags!

The bag on the left is full of color with the bold and bright Americana Neon colors.
To the right,this bag, is lighter and springy using some Americana Multi Surface Satin mixed with Media Fluid Acrylic.

Brown paper Kraft bags I purchased awhile ago for a project,were used as my substrate.
To begin,the bags received a coat of white gesso.
For the first bag: 
After the gesso was dried,I stenciled the NEONS through a circle stencil using a pouncer.
Let dry
Repeat on reverse side of bag.

On the next second bag:
Mix Iris and White Titanium and stencil
Let Dry
Repeat on opposite side of bag.
Mix small amount of Iris and White Modeling Paste.
Scrape with palette knife through same stencil on one or both sides.
Allow to dry fully
                                           Add goodies!

Next are the tags I created by drawing egg shapes onto and cutting out of shipping tags.

Base coat each egg both side with white gesso
Apply chosen colors to each tag,allowing first side to dry and repeating on opposite. 
Flick and spatter some tags with contrasting colors.
Spritz & spray a few tags with Shimmer Misters.

On one or more eggs,
Apply White Crackle Paint,
When dry add Sand texture paste through stencil,let dry
Lightly paint acrylic paint and coat over entire egg,wiping back areas for interest.
When dry smudge Metallic Lustre' over raised areas and along the edges of eggs as well.
Coat backsides of all eggs with Gloss Medium


Now,time to doll up the egg tags using
 Gecko Galz collage sheets

After fancy cutting and tearing edges of my collage picks,I used Metallic Lustre around the edges,applied with my fingers.

A few embellishments added,bits of lace,torn papers as well as flowers.
Add some fancy ribbon or string for hanging.

Final step was to add gloss to front of tags as well.

 And here is your Free blog stamp for the month of March! 
Thank you Gecko Galz!!

Products used:
GECKO GALZ collage Sheets~
Hip Hop Easter 1
Hip Hop Easter 2
My Little Chickadee

All DecoArt Paints&Mediums
DecoArt Media Gesso~White
DecoArt Americana NEONS~Sizzling Pink,Thermal Green,Scorching Yellow,Torrid Orange
American Multi-Surface Satins~School Bus,Iris,Lavender Fields,Canary,Poppy,Pink Tropics,Flamingo,Chartreuse
Americana Acrylics~Sea Breeze,Jack-O-Lantern,CitronGreen 
America Decor Chalky Finish~Innocence,Smitten 
DecoArt Shimmer Media Misters~White,Violet,Yellow,Turquoise
DecoArt Media Crackle Paint~White
DecoArt Media Texture Sand Paste
DecoArt Media Modeling Paste~White
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics~Titanium White
DecoArt Media Gloss Varnish

DecoArt Metallic Lustre'~Rose Gold,Orange Flicker,Gold Rush,Majestic Purple,Brilliant Turquoise

Brown Kraft paper bags
Manilla shipping tags 

Happy Easter Greetings! 
Thank you so much for your visit-it always makes my heart happy!
Jackie ")



Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Looks like you've had a colourful Easter, Jackie! Such brightness and happiness radiates from these! Love the egg tags!

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely, b right and colourful pieces, hope you had a very happy Easter, hugs, Valerie

Bev said...

These look fabulous hope you had a great Easter xx

Michele said...

so much gorgeous colorful beauty here! thanks for the freebie also! xo

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Easter collection Jackie! I love all the sweet images on your eggs, and the colours on your bags are just glowing! Wow, so many beautiful creations! Happy belated Easter! hugs :)

~*~Patty S said...

You dear Jackie are the Queen of Color and Cheerfulness with your always lovely creations ♥ Hope you had a Happy Easter.
Hard to believe April is right around the corner.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow.. such cheerful easter bags and tags...LOVELY!!!!!
Hope your Easter was happy!

Julie Ann Lee said...

What a great idea to create Easter egg tags like this! I love your colourful bags and the beautiful vintage images on the tags too. I hope you had a wonderful Easter, Jackie xxx

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Oh goodness! I love your bags and adorable eggs! they are all so colorful and springy! thanks for sharing!

Dorthe said...

Hello Jackie, and thank you for your sweet visit :-)
Oh MY such happy colorful eggs, you created. They are sure to make someone smile, so sweet with the old fashioned rabbits and images.
The bags are gorgeous, both.
Have a wonderful weekend coming tomorrow, dear.
Hugs ,Dorthe, xx

Electra said...

Jackie, this post and your amazing art simply makes my heart sing! Thank you for sharing your talent!

Aimeslee W. said...

Love these eggs so much, Jackie! xoxo

butterfly said...

Wonderful Easter treats - glossy and glowing with colour. So sorry it's been such a long time between visits, but I've really enjoyed catching up with some of what you've been up to.
Alison x