Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Tags 5 & 6

Day 5’s tag from Tim Holtz had me flummoxed for a while.  Why would anyone buy a “backwards” stamp? For this very purpose, I guess, lol.

I got myself hung up on the whole using “words” thing until Shell reminded me that I didn’t need to use a word stamp at all! Duh!  I knew that (silly me).

So I cut a tag from acetate and set to colouring it red with alcohol ink. For goodness know what reason it wasn’t keen on drying in a hurry so I did give it a wee push with my heat gun.  I found a great stamp to use but do you think I could get the archival ink to lift off the red?  No way!!!  I gave up trying after half a bottle of alcohol ink and simply stamped on top with white.  I cut the wreath with a Silhouette Studio file and popped on the pearls.

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Day 6’s tag was fun to make.  I covered a cardstock tag with metal tape from the $$ shop, cut it into various pieces and embossed them with various embossing folders.  I then stuck all the pieces onto a tag base and set about playing with paints. When the paint was dry, I followed Tim’s tutorial for the sanding, inking and embossing.  I added a small wooden ornament in place of the metal frame that Tim used.

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Thanks so much for all the lovely comments you have left me!  It gives me such a buzz and keeps the old mojo in place.

Lets catch up again after Day 8.

Cheers, Esther xoxo

1 comment:

  1. You have done marvels with your tags. I'm sure Mr Tim would be impressed. Looking forward to your next ones. xx