Its a tag – now what?

January 5, 2010 at 2:25 pm 3 comments

This was created for a color challenge  and usually the items I create  can be given away (cards, packages, etc).  This is a very large tag – so now what do I do with it?  I suppose it can be used as a bookmark for a very large book…  The overall sketch was from a Rubber Stamper cover I saw many, many years ago and I’ve used stamps that I’ve had for ages……

The main and secondary panels are glossy paper made with die inks  and water smooshed together.  Here are some photos of the technique:

Take a plastic report cover and drop a few inks from reinkers randomly – for this project I used mostly celery with one or two drops of teal. 

Lightly spray some water onto the drops – the more water you use the lighter the effect, so if you want real deep colors use just a little water.

Fold the top of the cover over and gently smoosh the inks together – you only want a little smooshing because you want to retain the colors.

Open up the cover and place your glossy cardstock inside  – glossy side down and press your paper into the ink – you can move it around a little to make sure you get coverage where you want.

Remove the glossy paper and let dry – or dry with a heat tool.   You are now ready to stamp!

The background panel was stamped with script (Above The Mark), Tea Sentiment and small tea cups (Stampington) and TEA davinci alphabet (art stamps).  This panel was mounted on teal cardstock.

The main panel was rubbed with celery ink and sponged with teal ink around the edges.  The center was punched and threaded with copper metallic thread – the bottom flips up to reveal the sentiment.

To add a little more color to this, rose ink was sponged in several places.

I hope this new year has you stamping and creating!!  Thanks for stopping by!


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