I made the tag on this page in a demo when I taught at Absolutely Everything a few weeks ago. The technique is from Tim Holtz, and to get this effect you use Ranger Distress Stains as the colorant for your stamp (rather than an ink pad) and spritz the stamped image with water.
Tags as Embellishments
The tag was so pretty I decided to use it on this art journal page, which I made for Xyron’s blog hop with Core’dinations. This is the large 9X12-ish Dylusions journal, to give you an idea of the size of the page.
I used both the Mustard Seed and the Tumbled Glass papers from the Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection from Core’dinations. The whole collection matches Tim’s Distress Ink pads – so you know I like every single page in the pack! I ran the blue piece through a Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder (“Spotted”) and then lightly sanded the raised areas.
After stamping and stenciling, I included a sweet gal from Stampers Anonymous that I colored with Ranger Distress Markers. I cut one of Tim’s pediment dies to give her a seat to sit on, and added a Sizzix Movers & Shakers bird diecut from text paper. Black Soot Distress Paint around the whole thing, and then…. fed the entire sheet through my Xyron® 9” Creative Station before adhering it into my art journal.
The bullseye die is one of my favorite Thinlits from Sizzix ~ I used it here, too. I added one of Tim’s star stamps to the center (colored with Distress Markers to add another pop of yellow) to the page.
Many thanks for the visit. If you’d like to learn more about the techniques I use working with Distress Inks, Dylusions Ink Sprays, Distress Stains and more…. check out my online class with Craftsy. It comes with lifetime access and a money-back guarantee! It’s called Inventive Ink: Colorful Mixed Media Effects. Here’s a 2-minute preview video: