Monday, January 18, 2016

BLUE BIRD TAG tutorial by Lee-Anne

Hello, crafty'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:


  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

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

  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.

  4. Great tag, love the background.

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

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

  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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