12 tags of christmas…day 12

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supplies: (ranger) craft sheet, distress ink/fired brick/walnut stain/frayed burlap/vintage photo, distress crackle paint/rock candy, ink blending tool, archival ink/jet black, glossy accents, #8 tag; (idea-ology) grungeboard, corners, trimmings, seasonal paper stash, sanding grip, texture hammer, tiny attacher; (stampers anonymous) calendar stamps; (sizzix alterations) base tray, carved ornaments, joy movers and shapers, gingerbread, winter wonder; (tonic) scissors, paper distresser; (misc) wire, adhesive, pine, paint brush

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(step 1): ink a piece of grungeboard with fired brick distress ink by rubbing direct to paper.

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(step 2): pour a puddle of rock candy distress crackle paint on craft sheet.

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(step 3): load paint brush with crackle paint.

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(step 4): brush a thick layer over the inked grunge.  *the crackle will begin to mix with the distress ink and since distress inks are reactive with water, the crackle actually becomes that color. 

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*set aside to dry – make sure you have a thick layer.  you can see how the distress inks move around inside the crackle paint creating darker more conentrated color areas.

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*this is why it's important to pour the crackle on your craft sheet and use a separate brush.  the color would have contaminated your entire bottle of rock candy.

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*once crackle has dried and cracked – check it out! by mixing the rock candy crackle with the inks this creates a much more intense glazing effect.

now we're ready for a little die cutting action – video style…

 

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(step 5): once ornament is cut, ink the edges with walnut stain distress ink using ink blending tool. *isn't that joy word so cool inside there?

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(step 6): tie a bow around the top of the ornament.

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(step 7): twist a piece of silver wire together.

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(step 8): bend into a hook and slide behind ribbon on to ornament.

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(step 9): place a tag over the area of background paper to add to your tag and trace around tag. *i used my seasonal paper stash.

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(step 10): cut paper to size of tag.  *you could die cut this tag shape also if you have the tag & bookplates die.

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(step 11): adhere paper to tag.

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(step 12): place tag on scrap paper and sand edges with sanding grip to distress the edges.

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(step 13): stamp december stamp on scrap tag with archival ink and let dry.

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(step 14): cut out calendar.

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(step 15): tatter the edges with a paper distresser.

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(step 16): ink the calendar with frayed burlap distress ink using ink blending tool.

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(step 17): ink edges of calendar with vintage photo distress ink using ink blending tool.

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(step 18): apply glossy accents to back of ornament.

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(step 19): adhere to tag – hold in place to dry.

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(step 20): sand metal corners with sanding grip to expose the metal and give it a little shine.

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*sanding removes some of the antiquing and reveals the base metal color.

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(step 21): secure corners to tag with texture hammer. (*see how to steps for this on tag #8)

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(step 22): attach calendar to tag with tiny attacher.

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*in the details: the look of vintage crackled glass for this ornament using the rock candy distress crackle paint creates a holiday shine like no other.  the addition of a scrap of pine and some pine cones accent the december calendar perfectly.  i love the simplicity of this tag too…

of course since it's the last tag i thought why stop now??? so check out this other video…


 

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(gingerbread): ink the edges of the cork/grungeboard gingerbread with vintage photo distress ink using ink blending tool. perfect!

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(gingerbread): remove backing from sticky back canvas and attach canvas "frosting" to the gingerbread.

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*attach gift card to gingerbread and adhere gingerbread to tag to embellish.  what a great way to give a gift card don't you think? gotta love that base tray

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(snowman): brush on multi-medium all over grunge snowman.

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(snowman): pour glass glitter over snowman and let dry.

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*attach to tag and add some baubles for a little wintery sparkle.  i love the idea of being able to put a word inside the snowman body – all about the base tray

 

 

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