Monday, February 4, 2008

Valentine Tag Day #4

The tag for Day 4 was an interesting technique that was inspired by one of Tim Holtz's 12 Christmas tags. To see Tim's tag and tutorial click here ->

This is the first time that I have used misters and I found them easy to use but remember to spray in a sweeping motion to give a light/airy effect and really cover your work surface - this can be very messy (and who likes to clean - yuck???)!

I used the same basic technique that Tim used to achieve this lighter look. I did not "sprinkle" extra water on my project after I misted - I skipped that step to keep the tag cleaner. Basic steps (a) cut flower/leave design from Basic Grey Perhaps paper (b) place the cut out on the tag and mist with Zia's Color Wash Jewel misters (c) use color blender to add the Pretty In Pink and Soft Sky colors to the blank area left from the cut out (d) stamped tag and doodled on part of the cut out image (e) embosed, flicking off a lot of the powder before heating to give it a "pebbled" look.
The finished tag:

The tag parts before assembly so that you can see the detail:

Friendship saying - notice the "pebbly" effect on the saying... It adds a nice texture to your project:

Sample of the paper that I cut the flower/stem image from (one word to the wise... just lay the cut out on the tag - my 1st attempt I used repositionable tape and it left debris on the paper and the ink would not cover it):

The gift for Day 4 is Hero Arts Cat Portrait Stamp Set:

Enjoy your Monday and thanks for stopping by! Leave a comment or question - I would love to hear from you!


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