It's my turn to share a Step x Step today over at Frilly and Funkie and I've also decided to share it here too ! Now you may need your sunglasses for this one as I decided to play with the gorgeous Seasonal Distress Inks and if you've not used them yet, you really need to! The project I'm sharing is my tag from the current Frilly and Funkie challenge - Birds and Nests. You've still got plenty of time to enter this challenge too !
I've used one of the fabulous jumbo tags that Linda sells in The Funkie Junkie Boutique
which I've drawn around on to some watercolour paper. I cut it out and
trimmed it down so that it would sit on to the jumbo tag with a border.
I've rubbed Ripe Persimmon, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Picked
Raspberry Distress Inks onto my craft mat and spritzed them with water.
I've pressed the watercolour tag onto the spritzed Distress Inks. The
watercolour paper stands up to all the water really well and the colours
blend together beautifully.
the first dip in the inks, dry it off with you heat gun and then dip it
again to create the 'splotches' of different colours.
sure your tag is completely dry at this stage as this will stop excess
embossing powder sticking to your tag. I've used the Artistic Outpost
Birds of a Feather stamp and Tim Holtz' embossing ink with white
embossing powder. I also rubbed the embossing ink around the edge of the
watercolour paper and sprinkle more embossing powder onto it to create a
I then used the pretty little border stamp from the same set and stamped around the edge using black Archival ink.
the honeycomb stamping I've used the stamp from the Tim Holtz Mixed
Media set. I've not used an acrylic block as I didn't want the stamping
to be perfect.
jumbo tag has been embossed using the Tim Holtz Texture Fade from the
Bubble and Honeycomb set. As the tag was larger than the embossing
folder I've embossed one end the turned it around and embossed the
other. You can just about make out the join in the above photograph, but
as it's going to be the bottom layer it doesn't matter. I then blended
all of the different Distress Inks that I used earlier over the tag and I
also brushed a little Treasure Gold over it too.
I mopped up the Distress Ink from the earlier stage, I kept the baby
wipe I'd used and laid it out flat to dry. The fabric has a similar
texture to felt when it's dry and as the colours are what I 've already
used in the project they are co-ordinated too ! I've used the Tim Holtz
Tattered Flowers strip die to cut the flowers with.
flowers have been layered up and a little self adhesive pearl attached
to the centre. The bird, nest and swirls have all been made using
another piece of watercolour paper that's had the spritzed Distress Ink
treatment. The swirl has been cut using the Tim Holtz Festive Greenery
letters are cut from watercolour paper too using the Tim Holtz Vintage
Market strip die and I've drawn around the edge of each letter using the
Picket Fence Distress Marker. To finish, I added a piece of the
beautiful lace that Linda sells in The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
I hope you've enjoyed today's Step x Step !
I'm off to visit the Artist Trading Post's new shop today so no doubt some little bits and pieces will leap into my hands !
Have a fun and crafty week end !
...bits and bobs
3 weeks ago