Friday, June 10, 2016

SPREAD YOUR WINGS TAG tutorial by Tanja

Hi there,

it's Tanja here today and I got something real special for you: my first video tutorial.

  • create a blended background on a watercolor paper tag using Distress Inks (Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door) and the Mini Ink Bleding Tool
  • stamp one of the Birds from the new STAMPlorations Trendy Birds 2 stamp set with Memento Luxe (Rich Cocoa)
  • cover the whole tag with clear embossing powder and heat-emboss it for shine and texture
  • spritz the tag with water and dry the excess with a paper towel
  • remove some of the ink throgh the ARTplorations Square Links stencil
  • stamp the distressed stripes and the ink splotches from the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Elements stamp set with Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink - I did some first, second, third and even fourth generation stamping 
  • ink up the edges of the tag with Distress Ink (Black Soot)
  • stamp the sentiment from the STAMPlorations Trendy Birds 2 stamp set with the same black ink and add some white gel pen to the bold letters
  • dye a piece of seam binding with the same Distress Ink colors used on the background and thread it through the hole of the tag
  • add some dots with the Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic Paint (Gilt) and tap the tag from behind to even them out for a faux enamel dot look

I am looking forward to reading your comments.



  1. Your tag is beautiful Tanja and I thoroughly enjoyed the video and picked up a few tips!


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