Being a creative director of Martice Smith II, Martice Smith’s stunning illustrations reveals her love for fashion, typography and wildlife while being able to use a combination of traditional and digital techniques. It is after receiving her Bachelor of Arts Degree that she established herself as a freelance Illustrator and graphic designer.
As a mixed-media collage artist, she believes that small details matter and she loves building upon several layers of paint, doodles and various mark-making techniques to set her work apart from the rest. She advises that if you are looking to develop your own approach, don’t spend a fortune on commercially made products when you can add a unique touch of your own- using what you already have.
She tried to make a personalized gift tags and these are the supplies you will need to get started:
- Paintbrush & Gelli plate
- Stencils & metal eyelets
- Embroidery floss & brayer
- Acrylic paints & cardstock
- White ink pen for doodling
How to make it:
- Using acrylic paints, use a brayer and roll an even, smooth layer to the Gelli plate. Make sure to paint loose brushstrokes, going in various directions.
- Lay down a sheet of cardstock (or your choice of paper) and pull a print.
- Using stencils create a large tag template to use or trace through and cut out the Tags & Labels stencil from DecoArt.
- It’s important to seal the paintings on your tags, especially if there’s any water soluble media.
- Add the finishing touches and Eyelets, embroidery floss and twine makes these tags look more polished and really set the tone.
There you have it!