I have a tutorial up today over at the Crafting Ireland blog. But I thought I would share it here also. It is another mixed media tag. The background of my tag was made using the techniques on my tag from last year here. In fact I will let you in on a secret…this tag base was created at the same time as that last tag…and has sat on my desk ever since waiting to be finished!
So what I want to show you is how easy it can be to finish off those projects that end up by the wayside.
What you will need:
- Unfinished project (optional – you can start a new one also if you like!)
- Embossing powder
- Chipboard shapes – all mine are from Scrapfellow.com and I used the Cogs, Butterflies and Stars.
Create a base using my previous tutorial here or else use an existing one. I did add some sparkle to my tag by smearing on some glossy accents and then sprinkling some distress glitter over this.
Ink up the chipboard, I used a nice juicy ink so that I could sprinkle embossing powder on it. I used copper ink and copper embossing powder. I coated the inked up chipboard in the embossing powder and then tapped a lot of it off. This gave me a patchy embossed look where the ink underneath could shine though. It is a lovely effect.
I used some Tarnished brass distress ink mixed on a craft mat with some water to stain some cheesecloth.
Glue the butterflies down onto the tag and staple the cheese cloth over them. I wanted it to look like two were trapped in a net and the third was flying free from the net.
I used some mini stickers to give my tag a title.And it was done! It was such a fast process to finish this tag I don’t know why I didn’t do it sooner!This picture is a better indication of the true colour of the tag…. You can also see the lovely texture on the butterflies from the embossing method I did.Another close up showing more of the bottom of the tag….
I hope you enjoyed seeing this process. We all get creative blocks at times, but never throw out those unfinished projects!