Friday, June 10, 2016

Spread your Wings Tag

Hi there,

watch my video tutorial for this vibrant tag over at the ARTplorations Blog or on my You Tube Channel:

  • create a blended background on a watercolor paper tag using Distress Inks (Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door) and the Mini Ink Blending Tool
  • stamp one of the Birds from the new STAMPlorations Trendy Birds 2 stamp set with Memento Luxe (Rich Cocoa)
  • cover the whole tag with clear embossing powder and heat-emboss it for shine and texture
  • spritz the tag with water and dry the excess with a paper towel
  • remove some of the ink throgh the ARTplorations Square Links stencil
  • stamp the distressed stripes and the ink splotches from the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Elements stamp set with Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink - I did some first, second, third and even fourth generation stamping 
  • ink up the edges of the tag with Distress Ink (Black Soot)
  • stamp the sentiment from the STAMPlorations Trendy Birds 2 stamp set with the same black ink and add some white gel pen to the bold letters
  • dye a piece of seam binding with the same Distress Ink colors used on the background and thread it through the hole of the tag
  • add some dots with the Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic Paint (Gilt) and tap the tag from behind to even them out for a faux enamel dot look

Little Red Wagon Challenge #345 - Tag, you're it!

Pile it on Challenge #109 - Tic-Tac-Toe - Tag, Image, Ribbon or Emboss, Image, Die Cut

More Mixed Media Challenge - Anything goes

613 Avenue Create Challenge #179 - Anything goes

A Bit more Time to Craft Challenge #21 - Anything goes

Craft your Passion Challenge #315 - Anything goes

I hope you got inspired.



  1. Very pretty tags with the blended colors and embossing - lovely. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  2. You're created wonderful texture. love the design and composition. We're happy you brought your art to our house at 613 Avenue Create.

  3. Tanya, what a great tag! I love all the techniques thar you used to create it. Thank you for joining us this week at LRW, Tag, You're It challenge.


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