Getting Started: I think it is always interesting to hear how artists go about getting started on a project. Do you have it all sketched out in advance, do you sit down with a design in your head, do you have specific colors or stamps or papers or embellishments that you want to shape your piece around? For me, it varies from piece to piece, challenge to challenge, depending on the initial requirements of course. For this piece, when I thought of doing something different with tags, a triptych came to mind, which I love making. That is where I was heading when I first started, but I wanted to make it a wall hanging too. So I started out with three of my jumbo tags and went vertically with them rather than horizontally.
this project. When I have a puddle of leftover stains on my craft sheet, I just grab a blank tag and mop it up, resulting in a variety of ready-to-go backgrounds.
Whew, long post, I know and I only hit the hit spots. This was a marathon project. Thanks for hanging in until the end and of course if you have any questions, just leave them in the comments and I will update this post so everyone benefits from the answer.