Monday 16 January 2017

Exclusive Blog extra: Hannah Oxberry

We are thrilled to have Hannah Oxberry, winner of our November Take It Make It challenge, as our Guest Designer this month!
We loved the tag she created for our Inspiration post on Friday, and Hannah has very generously created a step by step tutorial to show how she made it!

Over to Hannah....

Step 1
Draw modelling paste through a brick weave stencil onto a greyboard tag. Once the paste is dry gesso the whole tag. To create the background colour, wash paynes grey over the tag, ensuring a darker wash collects between the raised bricks.
To highlight details, dry brush the tag with white gesso.

Step 2
Add detail to the background of the tag by stamping an abstract pattern in areas, build up the stamping by using black, red and white colours.

Step 3
Add an embellished flourish of hearts to your tag. Give them an aged paper look by painting them in titan buff and building a wash of paynes grey and quinacridone gold over the top. Stamp them with a script stamp in black.

Step 4
Paint in red an MDF heart, stamp with a postage mark in black and also edge the piece in black. Add a bolt embellishment for interest and set raised to the centre of the aged paper effect hearts to finish your focal motif.

 Tie hemp cord through the top of the tag to finish.

 Thank you so much Hannah.... the textures are just gorgeous!
To check out more of Hannahs amazing work, check out: