Hi again everyone, Linda Cain here for my last spot with
The Artistic Stamper.
The Artistic Stamper.
I LOVE tags, and I would be remiss if I didn't share one with you. So I'll take you through a tag of many layers that is simple in design and easily duplicated with any of your favourite stamps.
I start with a #8 tag Manila Tag. To get deep rich colours, you have to use several Distress Inks over the top of each other to create a completely solid coating of colour.
Here I used Broken China, then Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers to get a deep, rich blue at the top. Then Dusty Concord and Seedless Preserves are added to the bottom. To add a bit of brightness to the centre area, I used Picked Raspberry.
Last a bit of the purples on the top edges to blend in the colours.
Since you have a nice deep layer of inks, when you add water droplets, let them sit, and then blot off, you get a great effect without loosing all your colour.
Then stamp with Sepia Archival Ink and the Chicken Wire Background stamp.
I used Jet Black Archival Ink to stamp the Darling Child and the Small Bingo Card at the bottom of the tag.
Then I broke out the white Sharpie White Poster Pen to add some detail.
I added the large Bubbles Border and Stitches stamps with Snowflake Fresco paint. The Numbers across the top are from the Numerical Plate by Katy Fox.
I stamped 3 different inks and paper combinations with the boy from from Darling Child. One on Manila Tag and one on Stamping Paper with Jet Black ink, the last one on Stamping Paper with Sepia ink.
I decided I liked the black ink on Stamping Paper the best.
More stamping was added from the Numeric and Darling Child plates.
I used a permanent Gold Sharpie to add colour to the Tag Label, the Arrow, and the Number Brad. Stream Alcohol Ink was used on the Mini Numeral 7 and sanded it down to distress a bit.
For the bow, first spray a bit of water onto the Crinkle Ribbon, then add the same colours of Distress Inks directly from the pad to the ribbon.
Crumple it up and dry with a Heat Tool.
The ribbon is tied into a bow with the #5 Tag Label added with 2 jump rings. I punched a hole through all the layers and added the Number Brad over the stamped number 8.
The Boy is cut out and added with black foam squares for some depth.
Well people, that's it for me. I enjoyed being here with all of you.I hope you've learned something or just had fun following along.
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