Happy Easter to everyone! Here's a fun tag tutorial to play around with.
The Balloon kinda looks like an Egg and the background tags are SO Easter in their colors.
I am in love with the new Dylusions Ink Sprays from Dylan Reaveley.
The colors are brilliant....but what would you expect from the perfectly names sprays like...Bubblegum Pink or Squeezed Orange?
So let's get started with our little tutorial on a tag!
I started with a #8 Manila Tag and spritzed it lightly with water.
Then the magic begins.
I sprayed the middle tag with several different colors of Dylusions Ink. Patted with a paper towel and dried with the Heat tool. Then I spritzed it with a bit of Walnut Stain Ink. Picked up some drops from the Non-Stick Craft Sheet and dried again.
Then I thought....try Dylan's technique of spraying one, then blotting a second one on top to capture the excess ink....
So the ones on the sides are that process.
I wasn't sure what I was going to do, didn't want to ruin the "cool" tag, so I started with the dark one on the left. (who says "it's just a piece of paper???) I'm a chicken sometimes.
So off we go! I used the Picket Fence Distress Stain on the dots in the Mixed Media stamp set from Tim Holtz.
Works like a charm!
Then I stamped the Balloon from the Remnants set with Jet Black Archival Ink and embossed with Super-Fine Clear Embossing Powder...LOVE that stuff.
You can still see the white dots underneath the Balloon...amazing!
Here I used a tiny border stamp I got a couple of years back at CHA...sorry I am not positive of the brand. Just stamped, not embossed.
Then the WONDERFUL Chicken Wire stamp from Mixed Media with Coffee Archival Ink went over the top using Dylan's "roll the stamp" method rather than putting it on a block.
The Flourish was stamped with Deep Purple Archival Ink.
White Gelly Roll Medium tip pen.....no Sharpie here.
Add the color around the stamped images at the bottom, and around the Flourish to make it look like the wind blowing.
I added pen to areas of the Balloon and in the middle of the Chicken Wire.
Have you tried the new Specialty Stamping Paper from RANGER????? OMGosh!
Amazing stuff. I'm not easily impressed, but I'm here to tell you that stuff is a Totally Different Animal to stamp on...WOW!
So, off my soapbox. Stamp the Air Mail stamp using Venetian Orange Archival Ink on the paper.
Here I used the Deep Purple, then a Venetian Orange (not too cleaned off stamp) and a CLEAN stamp with Venetian Orange. (see the darker difference)
The ink wasn't completely dry on the paper and kind of pooled here and there, so I decided to EMBOSS them all with the Clear embossing powder.
It gave them a really cool mottled edge. I cut them out and added Broken China to the edge, and Old Paper to the middle, with Distress Markers to soften the stark whiteness of the paper.
Then a thin black pen line made the whole piece stand out.
Now here's something I learned from Michele Charles YEARS ago in a class I took from her.
I used my Pumice Stone Distress Marker to add an edge to the Balloon and Flag. This creates a shadow and makes the figures have dimension.
The edges are darkened with Walnut Stain and Black Soot Distress Ink, and the tag is layered onto a piece of Black Chipboard. At this point I was going to add a ribbon, but I liked it just the was it was.
Enjoy and let me know what you think.
New products are coming in every day at Inspiration Emporium, so check them out!
- Ranger - Dylusions Ink Sprays - Squeezed Orange, Fresh Lime, Bubblegum Pink, Crushed Grape, Lemon Zest, Vibrant Turquoise
- Ranger - Tim Holtz - Picket Fence Distress Stain
- Ranger - Tim Holtz - Black Soot and Walnut Stain Distress Ink
- Ranger - Tim Holtz - Distress Markers - Pumice Stone, Broken China, and Old Paper
- Ranger- Mini Mister, #8 Manila Tag, Heat-It Tool, Super-Fine Clear Embossing Powder, Non-Stick Craft sheet
- Ranger - Archival Ink - Jet Black, Deep Purple, Venetian Orange, and Coffee
- Stamper's Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Remnants, Mixed Media, Fancy Flourish Stamp sets
- Sakura - White Gelly Roll Pen
- Unknown clear border stamp
- Heavy Black Chipboard