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Monday, January 18, 2016

BLUE BIRD TAG tutorial by Lee-Anne


Hello, crafty lovelies...it's Lee-Anne here with a tag tutorial for you today.



  • add a background using the Retro Circles stencil and some Archival Ink to your manila tag.

  • ink up a craft mat with three shades of Distress Ink and mist with water



  • drag the tag through the ink/water combination several times until you've achieved the depth and color you'd like.  I like to dry it and then keep adding more color until I'm happy with it.



  • mist the same stencil with some water



  • flip it over onto your tag and press with a rag or paper towel.  This adds a "ghosting" effect which will provide more interest for your background.



  • add more color with Distress Ink and the Stars Align stencil



  • mix up some Fiber Paste and a drop or two of ink to create a lovely shade of blue



  • add it through the Some Birds stencil and let dry



  • ink the edges of your tag with more Distress Ink


  • mix a drop of ink with some water and use a paintbrush to splatter it on your tag


  • add the sentiment from ART IS and some ribbon

Thanks for joining me today.  Hope I've inspired you in some way!

ARTplorations stencils used:

STAMPlorations stamps used:

7 comments:

  1. Very creative how you've built up the background layers. Great choice of colours and that bird just pops out beautifully. Thank you for the inspiration x

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  2. Stunning tag Lee-Anne! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I'm ready for the bluebirds to come back Lee-Anne but for now... I truly enjoyed your LOVELY and FUN creation! Thanks bunches for super inspiration. j.

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  4. Great tag, love the background.

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  5. Fabulous card. The bird and the colors in the background are a smashing combination.

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  6. Gorgeous tag. Thanks for all the wonderful tips on layering Lee-Anne!

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  7. What a joy to see all your creative steps Lee-Anne:-) Love your stencil and color choices. Your bird and sentiment were the perfect final touch! TFS my friend.

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