Wednesday 14 February 2018

Secret Heart Tag by Hannah Oxberry

Hi all, Hannah here with another post for the Andy Skinner Creative Team - this time featuring a new greyboard kit designed by Andy and manufactured by Tando, which is being released soon!

The Tagtastic Kit 2 features three tag bases, along with a range of embellishments. For this particular project I have chosen the tag with the ragged bottom, a heart, washers and a book plate.

The background of the tag has been layered with DecoArt Chalky Finish paints and crackled to give an aged effect. Further weathering has been added by using washes of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics, Stampendous and Illusionary Artists stamps add further textures.

The sentiment for the tag, the word "Secret", is stamped from the Word Up & Numbers Stamp set from Illusionary Artists. This has been included within the book plate, given a rusty paint effect.

For the feature of the tag, I drilled holes though the heart - on to which I layered DecoArt Dimensional Effects Paste, before sinking two rust effect washers in to the paste to sit around the holes. 

The heart has been painted in DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics and dry brushed in Metallic Gold to highlight the textures. 

Finally I bound the heart in Rusty Wire, before mounting it on foam pads to raise it off the background.

I hope you have enjoyed this project, and look forward to the next!

List of products used:
Tagtastic Kit 2

Andy Skinner Textures Stamp Set

DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish - Relic
DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish - Refreshing
DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish - Everlasting
DecoArt Americana Decor - Crackle Medium
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Metallic Silver
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Paynes Grey
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Burnt Umber
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Yellow Oxide
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Quinacridone Gold 
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Cadmium Red Hue
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Cadmium Orange Hue
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Primary Magenta
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Metallic Gold


  1. Lovely lovely lovely Hannah! Just love your texture and gorgeous rusty wire! Carol x

  2. Hannah! This is fabulous. Just love the gorgeous aging and distressing of the piece. Thanks so much for sharing with Andy's Stampendous stamps!!

  3. This is amazing!! Love the background and the wire you added. So cool!!!

  4. Sent by Stampendous! Love the rusted and textured finish with great layering!

  5. I love this. The rustic feel and colors are perfect together. TFS


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