Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Guest Educator Corinne de France {aka March} with a Tag Tutorial!

Hi everyone!  Christmas is almost upon us so I am taking the opportunity 
to say MERRY CHRISTMAS to all who celebrate the birth of Jesus!!

If you are here today you are EXTRA AWESOME because it is the day before Christmas!
You should be baking gingerbread, etc, etc!!  Because we don't want to keep you long 
away from your loved ones we are sharing a TAG TUTORIAL today.  Tags are
quick & easy to make yet capable of giving you a QUICK CREATIVE FIX!!

*Remember we are allowing TAGS this month to help you create
over this busy festive period!  This month only though!!*

Today we welcome a very special lady - Corinne de France aka March,
to share a tag with you, made especially for us at Scrap Around The World.

Corinne has participated in EVERY SINGLE CHALLENGE we have ever held
 - all EIGHT so far - so for that she is definitely EXTRA AWESOME!!
Here she is!...

I am very thrilled & rather nervous, but also very proud, that 
Scrap Around the World has noticed my work & asked me 
to present a tutorial.  I am so excited for this opportunity! 

I am the mum of an adorable young girl who is the source of my
 inspiration, & I have a great husband who understands & accepts 
my passion.  I love all styles but I discovered mixed media 2 years
 ago & now I incorporate it into all my layouts & art journal pages.

I often also work with images or postcards brought back from my
 travels with my husband. I also love street art.  I live with my family
 in Lyon  which is a city in east-central France, situated between 
Paris & Marseille by the Mediterranean. 

I've just joined the team l'antre Scrap, who noticed my work & asked 
me to join them.  My blog is in French, but as art is universal I hope
 you will like what you see & become a follower if you do!

You can find it here...

1.  Distress the edges of your tag.

2.  Separate the layers of your paper napkin.

3.  Tear off the parts you want to use & position them on your tag.

4.  Paste down using gel medium or liquid glue & heat gently to dry.

5.  Apply gesso through a stencil, heating gently to dry off.
{This is a SPRAY GESSO - how awesome is that?!?}

6.  Using another stencil, apply thick gel medium then heat gently to dry off.

7.  Spray a concentrated amount of ink onto one particular area of your tag.

8.  Apply a light layer of gesso to a stamp, using a
 brush & stamp with it then heat gently to dry off.

9.  Use your fingertips to gently wipe acrylic paint onto the area of 
gel medium that is raised & dried, in order to highlight the design.

10.  Thoroughly dry off your tag & enjoy admiring 
your design!  Your tag is now complete!!

THANK YOU Corinne for a TOTALLY AWESOME tutorial!
So creative & artistic I am dying to try it out myself!

If you LOVED this tutorial as much as I did please
let Corinne know by leaving a comment, I'm sure
she would really appreciate hearing from you!

Lastly, if you are not a follower of Scrap Around The World,
on FACEBOOK, please sign up HERE & follow the instructions

Our December challenge is STILL OPEN!

It is closing on the last day of the month
 {31st December 2013}at midnight EST
  Click HERE for details!!


Di Garling said...

FABULOUS tutorial, I look forward to trying this one out. Cheers Di

corinne de france MARCH said...

Merci de m'avoir invitée et joyeuses fêtes

Pascale B. Scrap said...

Super Corinne, toujours aussi talentueuse !!!
Merry christmas !! Joyeux Noël !!

Melissa Larson said...

Beautiful tag, i want to try this. Thanks so much for sharing your techniques!!

Melissa Larson said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your techniques. I am going to try this.

Wilma Voermans said...

I am a big fan of everything Corinne makes. Never dissapointed. So nice to see how she looks...as her work...beautiful!! Her blog has a translationbutton like every blog should have I think. So no problems with the french :)

Elaine coustley said...

Great tutorial I am looking forward to the chance to have a play with that idea.x

Paper Attic said...

So beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your techniques, I have seen Wilma do the same thing with a napkin, I'm going to try it out! Love the artsy style on this tag, very cool.....

Eila Sandberg said...

Co co ma belle!! How wonderful to have you with us and so typically you to so generously share your techniques with us!! Chiming in with Pascale - always so talented!! This is a smashing tag!! xoxoxo

Tusia Lech said...

Corrine - I love your art-journal pages and collages! This one is also amazing!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

C'est magnifique! J'aime ça beaucoup!

Great tutorial and love the techniques too! I am thinking that I will have to get me some gel medium next.;)