Thursday, November 17, 2016

Merry Christmas Reindeer Tag

Hi there,

this year I have the great honor to be a Guest Designer for Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas Event and this is my creation:


 
  • cut out a tag from watercolor paper and cover it with white gesso
  • create a background using Distress Paints (Mowed Lawn, Festive Berries, Iced Spruce)
  • stamp one of the Gingham patterns from the Waltzingmouse Stamps Gingham and Co. stamp set with Memento Luxe (Rich Cocoa) and cover the tag with clear embossing powder - otherwise the ink would take quite long to dry on the painted surface
  • paint around the ARTplorations Christmas Reindeer mask with Dylusions Paint (Melted Chocolate)
  • paint only a frame around that mask with Dylusions Paint (Ground Coffee) for a stronger contrast and let this color fade into the background
  • apply golden Texture Paste through the ARTplorations Oh my Stars! Mini stencil and let it dry thoroughly
  • ink up the edges with Versamark and heat-emboss them with WOW! Metallic Rich Gold embossing powder
  • stamp the script from the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Elements set with Delicata (Golden Glitz) for even more texture
  • cut out the CUTplorations Merry Christmas phrase die from golden glitter cardstock and brown foam rubber; adhere the pieces on top of each other and use Multi Medium Matte to glue the sentiment to the bottom of the tag
  • dye a piece of seam binding with matching Distress Inks (Mowed Lawn, Festive Berries) and thread it through the hole of the tag
  • add splatters with Finetec Mica Watercolors (Inca Gold) as finishing touch

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,


8 comments:

  1. Fantastic layering of so many wonderful elements Tanja. So much to look at. I know there will be many inspired by your beautiful tag. Thanks so much for being a Guest Designer at my Twelve Tags of Christmas event. xx

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  2. So much to be inspired by Tanja! TFS All your detailed steps. I can't even imagine how much more beautiful your mixed media tag is in Real Life! A project that must be touched and studied :-) There are several techniques you have reminded me to use more often. Your dyed seam binding turned out beautifully too. TFS and always being so inspiring. Hugs, Nancy

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  3. Beautiful tag Tanja .... I love all the different layers, and the sparkly die cut is the perfect finishing touch xx

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  4. what wonderful techniques on this beautiful tag Tanja! Love all the texture you created with paste and embossing and the wonderful vintage coloring! Julia xx

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  5. What wonderful layering and mix of media techniques, Tanja! This is awesome!

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  6. Great Tag, Love all the layers and texture!

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  7. Oh my goodness Tanja, what a lot of work to your fabulous tag

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