Saturday, December 21, 2013

Two More Tags

As promised, here are two more tags I have made for our Twelve Tags of Christmas at Art 'n Soul.  These two are up on the Magenta blog today!

Magenta Christmas Stocking and Tag stamp 02.303.N
Sizzix Tag Super Scallop die 38-0946
Tombow Markers 565, 245, 815, 847
Versamark Ink
JudikinsGold Embossing powder
Speckled with Artquest mica watercolor in Metallic

I cut the tag out of watercolor paper, stamped the image in Versamark ink, and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  All coloring was done with Tombow markers and blended with a wet brush.  The leaves were colored with Tombow 245; the berries with Tombow 815; the bow with Tombow 847; and the stocking with Tombow 565.  Apply the color in the areas you want to be darker, and pull the color over to lighter areas with a lightly wet brush, shading well.  The stocking was done by coloring every other row of diamond shapes and drawing the color to the next row with a brush.  The tag was lightly shaded using some of the stocking color.  At the end, a small amount of mica watercolor was flicked on the entire tag.

Magenta Cedar stamp 0654.I
Magenta Merry Christmas and Happy New Year stamp 07.798.G
Sizzix Tag Super Scallop die 38-0946
Faded Jeans Distress Ink with Ranger ink blending tool and finger dauber
Memento Nautical Blue ink
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Elizabeth Craft Cool Highlights microfine glitter
Blue fuzzy twine
3/4" circle punch
Stampendous White Embossing Enamel

I die cut the tag from white card stock, and stamped the sentiment at the top of the tag with Tuxedo Black Ink.  I punched a 3/4" circle out of tape sheet and applied it to the tag to mask the moon area, and put down Faded Jeans distress ink all around the tag with an ink blending tool.  I cut a piece of tape sheet for the bottom of the tag in a curved shape simulating a snow drift, and applied it to the bottom of the tag.  I left the release paper on the tape to use as a mask, inked the Cedar tree stamp with Memento Nautical Blue ink, and stamped twice without reinking.  I inked the stamp again and stamped twice more.  When stamping, I moved the stamp up and down on the tag to make different sized trees.  I removed the release paper from the moon and snow drift, and added some Cool Highlights glitter, burnishing well with my finger.  I used a finger dauber and more Faded Jeans distress ink to add more shadowing, including on the moon.  I used the release paper from the tape sheet snow drift as a mask to add the hill behind the trees, applying ink very lightly with a finger dauber.  As a last step, the white embossing enamel was sprinkled on, and heated from underneath to simulate snow falling.  Happy Solstice everyone,  Happy Holidays, and a Very Merry Christmas!

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