Well if you follow his blog you may know that he does the "12 tags of 2012" where each month he posts a tag tutorial with a theme of a holiday that month, or just a new technique. He allows people to post their Sthat tags they created with that technique so other people can see your ideas! So I'm gonna show you guys the tag I created with the metal technique he used for the 1st of September!
|This is a far away picture of my tag|
( I'll list all the products I used at the bottom of this post )
I started out with one of Ranger's tags, and I dabbed distress ink down on my craft sheet using the colors Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, and Peeled Paint. I also put one of the new metallic distress stains in Brushed Pewter. I sprayed the ink with water and dipped my tag into the ink untill it had a unique color pattern, then I dried it with a heat tool. Then I took some Broken China distress ink on a ink blending tool, and added the color in random areas. I spritzed the paper with water to blend it all out then once again dried it with a heat tool.
After the ink is all dried, I stamped the background of the tag with a writing stamp from recollections in random areas.
Tim's technique this month was a Faux Riveted Metal look. So instead of covering the entire tag with the Inkssentials Metal Foil Tape Sheets, I cut it into random pieces and crinkled it a little bit and placed them on my tag to try and make it seem like the ink is covering up the metal and the metal is only revealed in certain areas. I textured the metal with a pen tip and a needle tool, but you can really only see the texture up close.
|Up close picture of the top part of my tag|
|Up close picture of the bottom half of my tag|
So that was my Tag and I hope you liked it! Here is a list of the tools and supplies that I used; you can find most of these things at a Micheals, Archivers or Hobby Lobby stores.
- Ranger Tags
- Distress Ink
- Peeled Paint
- Vintage Photo
- Walnut stain
- Broken China
- A Vintage writing stamp from recollections ( i dont know what its called )
- Archival Ink
- Jet Black
- Inksessentials Metal Foil Tape Sheets
- Idea-ology Sprocket Gears
- Idea-ology Word Bands
- Idea-ology Adage Tickets
- Idea-ology Film Ribbon
- Idea-ology Hinge Clips
- Adriondack Paint dabber
- Snow Cap
- Recollections ribbon
- Ranger Craft Sheet
- Matha Stewart Heat Gun
- Hot Glue Gun
- Ranger Mister
- Ink Blending Tool
- Ink Blending Foam
Here are Some Extra Pictures!
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