Saturday, August 4, 2018

Tag Me Happy

Hello all,

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
Wild Flower
Saffron Cards

Other Supplies:
  • 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

  1. 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.
  2. Apply Distress Oxide ink over stencil onto tag with blending tool. 
  3. Apply Distress Oxide ink to edges of tag with blending tool.
  4. Randomly stamp script and other smaller stamps onto tag to build up background (using archival ink).
  5. Stamp floral focal image onto tag, using archival ink.  I used a flower from Winnie and Walter stamp set.  See tag for placement.
  6. Embellish with Dew Drops and Tear Drops.  See tag for placement.
  7. 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! 

Happy day!



Angie scrapchild said...

It is beautiful!!

Lori Warren said...

Thank you, Angie! Happy day to you!

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