Lori here, sharing with you a large (3.5" x 8.5") tag project that I had a lot of fun making! Why you ask? Well, in addition to creating with two fabulous styles of dew/tear drops, I also got to play with the new release of Distress Oxide Inks. Yes, I say, it was a pretty great combination of crafty wonderfulness!
Robins Nest products:
|Grapes and Leaves|
- Ranger – Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink; Dusty Concord, Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass, Ground Espresso, Crushed Olive
- Ranger – Tim Holtz Distress Micro Glaze
- Ranger Archival Ink, Jet Black
- TCW Stencil, Rustic Portal
- Prima – Julie Nutting, Tag
- Winnie & Walter Stamps
- Fiskars – Teresa Collins Stamps, Moments
- 7 Gypsies Cloth Reinforcements
- Fibers & string
- Junk Jewelry
- Apply Distress Oxide ink(s) (I usually use a combination of 3 colors at a time) directly to a craft mat, spritz ink with water, and then lay tag down into the "ink and water" mixture. Dry and repeat as you like.
- Apply Distress Oxide ink over stencil onto tag with blending tool.
- Apply Distress Oxide ink to edges of tag with blending tool.
- Randomly stamp script and other smaller stamps onto tag to build up background (using archival ink).
- Stamp floral focal image onto tag, using archival ink. I used a flower from Winnie and Walter stamp set. See tag for placement.
- Embellish with Dew Drops and Tear Drops. See tag for placement.
- String together Paper Embellishment “This Makes Me Happy” along with fibers, charm and cloth reinforcements; loop through the hole at the top of the tag.
Tags are a great substrate to try new techniques and mediums on. You can also use large tags like this as an art journal; just loop them through a book ring to bind them together. I hope you have enjoyed this project idea and will give it a try!