Hello. I love making tags and I enjoy trying new techniques. So when I want to try something new I usually pair the two likes and make an experimental tag. :)
Today is no different – I picked up a package of the Melange Tissue Wrap and I’ve been collecting the new Distress Paints and guess what? They go together like peanut butter and jelly! lol.
As I made the tag I took a few pictures so you could see the process.
First up, I cut a piece of the tissue wrap and crumpled it a bit. Easy… so far. ;)
Next, I adhered the tissue wrap to the tag using a multi medium and once dry I cut off the excess tissue. I sped up the process using a heat tool. I also picked out a few colors of paint.
Time to get messy (just a bit). I misted the tag with water and then applied the paint directly to the tag. These were new bottles so I activated the bottles on the craft mat first… that is why there are dabs of paint to the side.
The paint was stronger than I liked so I misted the tag with more water and then smashed a second tag over the first to take away some of the color. Let the tags dry… use a heat tool if you are impatient (that is so me!). Ponder what you will do with the second tag… and then set aside for a future project… maybe.
Make things a bit grungy by sponging the edges with Pumice Stone Distress Ink. I used more of the ink on the layers of embellishment.
Finish embellishing the tag. I used a couple of Lawn Fawn stamp sets for the banner and tiny little flower. I doodled the "4 YOU” on the banner using a black pen.
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Stamps: Bannerific and Botanical Bliss (Lawn Fawn)
Paper: Pumice Stone Distress (Core’dinations), manila tag, Choice Buttercream (TE).
Ink: Pumice Stone Distress Ink (Ranger), Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Black pen, Copic markers.
Accessories: Ivory jute and Black Twill ribbon (May Arts), Oval Nestabilities die (Spellbinders), Melange Tissue Wrap Paper, Tiny Attacher and Film Strip Ribbon (Idea-ology), Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire and Broken China Distress Paint (Ranger), Diamond Stickles (Ranger), button.