Friday, April 21, 2017

Dressed in Feathers.....

Hi Everyone!

Today's post uses a couple of single stamps available in the Sin City Stamps Store!!
Hope you like getting messy while you create because we are doing some painting and heat embossing for these arty tags!

  • Sin City Stamp: Dressy Lady with Feathers Art
  • Sin City Stamp: Dare to be Different Word Phrase
  • Packaging Tags
  • Acrylic Paints
  • Sponge
  • Old Book Pages
  • Printed Tissue Papers
  • Matte Medium
  • Heat Gun
  • Embossing Powders & Embossing Ink Pad
  • Embellishments ie. feathers, fibers, 3d stickers, braid, flowers, ephemera etc.
  • General supplies ie. scissors, spatula, glue, hole punch

Let's start on the tags first.
Tear your old book pages into pieces/strips. Then using the matt medium,  adhere the book pages randomly over the tags. (I've kept the tags all attached in the row of 4 to start with to make it easier to cover and paint).
Add some strips of patterned tissue paper as well. (I had some really cool "shoe" themed black and white tissue paper which came in a box wrapped around a new pair of shoes - what a bonus!!!)
Allow the matt medium to dry completely.

Next step is to add some paint. You can use any colors you like.
For these tags, shades of purple and white acrylic paints have been used.
Using a sponge, or even a makeup sponge works really well, apply the paint randomly to cover all the "blank" spots on the tags as well as the book page strips and tissue paper.

Once the paint is dry, trim any excess overhang of papers and cut the set of 4 tags in half ie. 2 tags each and these will be our "base" tags for our stamped images.
To break up the paint co lour you can add some printed tissue paper over the top of the paint . This adds  an extra layer of texture and interest.
Set aside to dry once again!

Now to work on our stamped images.
Stamp the Dressy Lady and Word Phrase onto paper or card or even as shown here on old book pages.
To match the tag background, try using your embossing pad and sprinkle with colored embossing powder. I've embossed one image/phrase with purple to match the tags and one image/phrase with a co-coordinating green color for a different look!
Heat emboss, but be careful not to burn your fingers!
Cut out the Dressy Lady and cut around the phrase.
You can also use words from old book pages.
 I love the look of the stamped images on the book pages because the paper has that "old" look and is not as stark as using white paper - use cream paper as an alternative to keep the tags looking really vintage style!

Lastly we need to add our stamped images and embellishments to the tags!
Glue everything in place and thread the fibers into the holes at the top of the tags.

Hope you have enjoyed my post today and feel inspired to stamp and create!!


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