Monday, February 8, 2016

FREEDOM art tag tutorial by Kim

Hello, hello! Thanks so much for visiting today! It's kim with a tag to share and a few photos of my steps along the way.

Today I am starting with a piece of Bristol Board and Distress Inks. Very simply, I just applied the colors with various intensity.

I selected the Retro Circles ARTplorations stencil and grabbed a babywipe to  lift away some color in random places all over the tag background.

Next I used the Large Leaf Bliss ARTplorations stencil and white multi-surface acrylic to add another layer.

After letting the painted layer dry, this is the completed background. I wanted to show the tag before adding any more to it. 

I stamped the awesome butterfly using the STAMPlorations Blossom like a Butterfly stamp set. I smooshed the dry stamped butterfly into puddles of Nuance powders, it is another water soluble powdered dye with intense color. I Dymo'd (not a word I know hehe) the sentiment. To me this tag is all about simple.

Taaa-daa! "Freedom", the tag is complete. I clipped the corners and inked the edges with Abandoned Coral to partially frame the butterfly. The blue is left open like the sky, unbounded.

I hope you have a wonderfully colorful day! Thanks for reading :)



  1. Hi Kim, I just hopped on over from your blog. Gorgeous freedom tag and awesome tutorial too! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks for explaining that gorgeous background x Loving the colours, your backgound and the beautiful butterfly x

  3. Just completely STUNNING - it makes me feel so happy inside Kim. The colors you chose are soooo unusual but sooooo perfectly INCREDIBLE LUSCIOUS together. And that pop of green bow at the bottom - the icing on the cake. YUMMY creation!. j.


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