Good Afternoon Crafters
I don't know what the weather is like with you this afternoon, but here in South Wales it is a grey, wet and miserable Sunday Afternoon! Just the right sort of weather to sit in your Craft Room and brighten up your day with some crafting!!
I actually made this tag a couple of days ago, but nearly forgot to blog it until I realised this mornng that I hadn't uploaded the photos from Hubby's camera - Ooops!!
This week our leader Linda told us to go HERE where Tim Holtz showed us how to make a shabby chic tag. Now Tim used the acrylic paint dabbers but as I only have one (Snow Cap) I had to dig a little to improvise. When I went on the Paperartsy day in February (was it that long ago?) we were shown a technique whereby we made white paint any colour by using Color Washes. So this is what I have done!! I used a dark brown cardstock to make the tag (that die was such a worthwhile buy I have to say!), stamped two Asian themed stamps with clear embossing ink and sprinkled with clear embossing powder. Then I used white acrylic paint and sprayed it with Bottle Color Wash and swooshed with a piece of cut'n'dry until I got to the shade I was happy with it. Dabbed this paint over the whole of the tag covering the stamped images. Once the paint had dried I wiped the top of the stamped images with a damp cloth using mini mister, uncovering the images. I then stamped the top and bottom of the tag with Walnut Stain DI before inking the edges with the same. I then used the Dabber Snow Cap to stamp the smaller images.
I am afraid that I cannot remember the make of these Asian stamps but I purchased them from QVC and they were possibly the first things I ever purchased on QVC which was not long after I had been to Vietman and decided I wanted to make a Scrapbook of the trip! Hence the start of my Scrapbooking journey. The stamps came in four packs, each with an acrylic block. A good buy, though I have not used them very much recently - a fact which I will have to remedy. I like this technique though I have noticed that little too much paint came off in one small spot!!! That's life!!
Right then folks, off to make another scrapbook layout and then I will be visiting some desks tonight of the other Grungy Monday folk.
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P.S. If you are having trouble making comments on Blogger, I picked up a fab tip the other night whilst wandering on WOYWW - untick the "Leave me signed in" and this should unblock you - a bit odd, but it worked for me!! Thanks Frankie!! (You must go and visit Frankie's blog - her work is STUNNING!!!)