Hello, Kirsten here. Hope everyone had a lovely weekend. Mine was hectic, Lisa’s too. We’re busy working on projects, none of which we can show you at the moment. As a result, I had no clue what I could put on the blog, until I decided that I would show you some tags that I make when I want to try out ideas.
These tags were inspired by THIS post on the Cakewrecks blog yesterday. If you’re unaware of Cakewrecks, then you really should pay the site a visit. They post photos of professional cakes that have gone "horribly, hilariously wrong" & every Sunday they post they post their Sunday Sweets, which showcases the most beautiful cakes you’ve ever seen.
This first tag is Weathered Wood distress ink on manila cardstock. I put on a few layers, drying each layer, flicking water on top, letting it sit for a few seconds, then blotting & drying. The stamp is Kanban, stamped with black Archival & coloured with a black Pitt pen & a white Sakura pen.
Here’s the same technique, but on a white, linen textured tag.
The two tags together. You can see the difference in the background colour. Weathered Wood looks more grey on the white tag.
On this one I stamped the Kanban butterflies with Versamark, heat set with white embossing powder – use WOW! powders, they’re excellent – and then Weathered Wood DI on top.
For this fourth tag, I used paint on a white, linen textured tag. I mixed black & white acrylic paints & applied them first with a dry brush. It was quite dark, so I added more white paint & continued building up layers, drying each time. I then added water to the paint mix & painted a few more layers, knocking back with a baby wipe & drying, until I decided I was happy with the appearance. The stamps are all Artemio. I stamped the butterfly onto scrap card, embossed it with clear EP, covered it with Weathered Wood DI, added highlights with a white pen & cut it out.
There you have it, quick & simple today. Grey is a colour I don't tend to use, but I like how these turned out. I shall have to get myself a proper grey inkpad.
Before I finish, a quick reminder about the blog CHALLENGE & the SALE. Both end on the 28th, so you have a few days left. I will be back during the week, but can’t say when at the moment. So, until next time, happy crafting.