Although the season is changing and there is a little chill in the air, I wanted to share a pretty floral tag with you today. It reminds me of a warm spring morning just as the new flowers are beginning to bud and the birds are waking up and chirping. I used texture paste to give the flowers some depth and a couple of vintage touches with the little rhinestone heart pin, vintage lace and an old token to top it off. Thank you so much for looking!
Take your Layering Stencil and plastic palette knife and spread on your texture paste, lift it off carefully and let tag sit and dry, be sure to wash off your stencil because the paste dries pretty quick and you don’t want it permanently on your stencil.
After the paste is dry, using a brush, add a good amount of Distress Collage Medium Crazing all over the tag and then let it dry naturally without using a heat tool. I swiped back and forth and not in all one direction. I’ve also found that with the crazing medium you need to put a decent amount on it in order to get it to craze.
Using the Gathered Twigs Distress Crayon, color and rub into the tag, especially in the crazed area. I also used a paper towel to buff the crayoned areas.
With a water brush and Fossilized Amber and Wild Honey Distress Oxides, color flowers.
With a black Archival Permanent Ink Pad and script stamp, gently stamp the raised petals of the flowers.
With the Tim Holtz Sizzix Wildflowers 2 Dies, select a few flowers and cut them out of white watercolor paper. Using a blending tool, gently blend peeled paint distress oxide ink onto the leaves and stem of the flower. Add a bit of gathered twig distress crayon and blend with your finger.
With a blending tool, blend some fossilized amber oxide ink onto the top of your flowers and stamp with the black archival ink and script stamp, stamp onto the flower tops. Set aside.
Using white gesso and your finger, apply a thin coat of gesso around the edges of your tag and dry with a heat tool.
Stamp in Coffee Archival Ink a music note script font. Using the Stampers Anonymous honeycomb layering stencil, blend some areas with Walnut Stain Distress ink and a blending tool. Blend a little Walnut Stain Distress ink around the edges of your tag and try to bring out some more of the crazing with the ink.
Arrange some additional flower embellishments with the flowers you have created and tie them together with some vintage trim. Add a small embellishment of vintage bit to make the bouquet pop. Add a phrase or quote and distress it with ink.
To create the bottom of the tag I determined what colors I wanted to blend and smooch to create a base for my tag. In this case I used, distress oxide inks in… vintage photo, fossilized amber, antique linen, walnut stain, wild honey and peeled paint. I smooched my ink onto my craft mat, sprayed with water and dipped my scrap watercolor paper into the inks and dried with my heat tool until I had a piece that I liked. Then I cut it to my desired size to place at the bottom of my tag.
I embellished the top of my tag with an old token and adhered it with glossy accents and then matted my phrase, which I had inked around, onto a scrap of paper and adhered all of my pieces to the tag.
Thank you so much for joining me today! Please feel free to send me an email if you have any questions. Have a blessed day!
Creatively yours, Stacy
Supplies to Gather-
Tim Holtz stamps/Stampers Anonymous – script stamp, Layering Stencil, Honeycomb, Wildflower
Tim Holtz/Sizzix – Wildflower 2 die set
Idea-ology – phrase
Distress Crayons – Gathered Twigs
Distress Oxide Inks – Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Distress Ink – Walnut Ink
Ranger Ink – Archival ink, Coffee, Black, #8 multi-media tag, Distress Sprayer, Heat It Craft Tool, Craft Mat, Texture Paste, Distress Collage Medium Crazing, Palette Knife, Distress Collage Brush, Dina Wakley White Gesso, Blending Tools and Pads, Glossy Accents, Fine Tip Water Brush
Surfaces/Mediums – Canson Watercolor Paper
Other items from my stash – Vintage Trim, Vintage heart pin, Vintage Token, Paper towel, Adhesives