ahh summer…the longer days, hot weather, vacation adventures, and celebrations we have this time of year. the 4th of july holiday is one of my favorites and a time to show gratitude for this country and embrace the celebration of our independence day. it was certainly my inspiration for this month’s tag, and i love that creativity gives us the opportunity to express ourselves in such unique ways. i hope you take some time this month to do something creative with whatever inspires you. after all, that’s what makes the world we live in so amazing…t!m
- surfaces: #8 manila tag, distress watercolor cardstock, paper stash/lost & found
- stamp: CMS146 or THMB006
- embellishments: crinkle ribbon, loop pin, adornments/souvenir, mini numerals, mirrored star, vial label, remnant rubs/special delivery
- distress ink: fired brick, faded jeans, hickory smoke
- distress markers: fired brick, festive berries, chipped sapphire, faded jeans, pumice stone, black soot
- distress paint: picket fence
- inks: jet black archival ink
- tools: distress micro-glaze, distress sprayer, distress marker spritzer, sanding grip, tonic shears, waterbrush/detailer, waterbrush/flat, heat tool, remnant rub tool, design ruler, mini ink blending tool, hole punch
- adhesive: collage glue stick, matte multi-medium
step 1: adhere a #8 tag to the back of patterned paper using a collage glue stick.
step 2: cut the tag out, punch a hole through the top, and sand the edges with a sanding grip to distress it.
step 3: stamp the mini blueprint images on distress watercolor cardstock with archival ink.
step 4: using the tapered edges of a design ruler, tear the top and bottom edges of each stamped image.
step 5: this is the tattered effect we are going for.
step 6: gather your colors of distress markers and detailer waterbrush.
step 7: watercolor the stamped images by coloring directly on the image and blend with waterbrush.
step 8: continue layering and watercoloring all images and dry with a heat tool.
step 9: apply a small amount of distress micro-glaze over all colored images using your finger.
*check out the distress micro-glaze video here… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoRdB28ST9I
step 10: buff off the excess distress micro-glaze with a dry paper towel.
step 11: apply fired brick distress ink or stain to craft sheet and pick up color with a flat waterbrush.
step 12: watercolor directly over the entire image. note: the distress micro-glaze seals the colored image creating a resist.
step 13: blot off the excess ink over stamped image.
step 14: dry watercolored background with a heat tool.
step 15: repeat above steps over the star image with faded jeans distress ink.
step 16: repeat above steps over the USA image with hickory smoke distress ink.
step 17: once pieces are dry, ink the edges with frayed burlap using mini blending tool.
step 18: adhere each strip to the tag using a collage stick.
step 19: cut the excess paper from tag, and ink edges using mini blending tool.
step 20: sew around entire tag to finish the edges.
step 21: adhere a small vial label to the bottom corner of the tag.
step 22: apply a remnant rub using a remnant rub tool.
step 23: alter a mini numeral and mirrored star with distress paint and adhere to tag with multi-medium.
step 24: spritz black soot distress marker over entire tag using a distress marker spritzer.
step 25: tape a piece of crinkle ribbon to craft sheet and color one edge using brush nib of distress marker.
step 26: repeat for the other edge of the ribbon leaving the center area white.
step 27: mist ribbon with water using distress sprayer allowing inks to blend.
step 28: dry inked ribbon with a heat tool and scrunch to crinkle as it dries.
step 29: ink the dry ribbon with distress ink using mini blending tool.
step 30: embellish ribbon using a loop pin and star adornment.
the details: i love the tattered layered look of these watercolored mini blueprint images.
the details: create a collage focal point as a layered embellishment.
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