16 December 2010
Holiday Tag tutorial
Tomorrow I'm participating in a tag exchange. I wanted to use supplies I already had and also try a new technique. I purchased some thin sheets of wood from Impress at the Uvillage and then used exisiting stamps, paint, buttons and washi masking tape.
I rounded the edges of the wood with my corner chomper, and then used two pieces of masking tape.
I used an old Martha Stewart stamp with a vintage-ish script and my black embossing pad. (I tried staz-on but it created a more faded look.)
I used a mirrored gold spraypaint over the tag. The paint will soak into the wood so mostly I just sprayed it on the tape. I used another piece of masking tape to keep the stamped part protected. (This step would be easier if done BEFORE stamping...but I'm not always thinking ahead)You can use a heat gun to speed up the dry time of the spray paint. Then use a Crop-o-dile to punch holes in the top of the tag.
I used simple silver sequins and placed them by dropping several onto the tag at random and then gluing them. I then added some "merry mustache" buttons and red bakers twine...and voila! Done! So cute and easy. I think they turned out sort of fun and retro! It's going to be tough to give them away!
**Note: the buttons used for these tags are part of my new "mustache" set that will be available SOON in the shop. The set includes all the buttons shown as well as some others! Lots of stripes, plaid, houndstooth and many merry mustaches!