Monday, 30 June 2014

A shabby 21st tag

Ever had a case of the pinks rather than the blues? lol 

Today is definite a 'girlie' day, with this pink and purple shabby tag to celebrate a 21st birthday...


Starting with a manilla tag and some of these GORGEOUS Dylusions inks, I used Tim's wrinkle free distress method to cover it and then plenty of water splats using a pipette:
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Some white Gesso sponged over and left to dry before stamping with black archival ink:
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A snip of cream American seam binding and a piece of cane have been stained with the inks too:
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I cut silver mirri card elements with dies and used a metal pattern wheel around the outside to add texture. Black acrylic paint (DP) was rubbed on and wiped off to give a grunged effect and highlights the texture itself. I added a little bow from chiffon shoestring ribbon:
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More die cuts - some from cardboard and some from ordinary card - and some 'Typeset' numbers. Each has been edged with black DI or Treasure gold. Finally, lay out all the elements to the tag and glue:
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Tag art has to be one of my favourite genres at the moment, so much fun.

Another project in a few days, this time from Amanda.

Chris xxx


  1. A fabulous inky tag here Chris and I love the way you've applied the texture to the mirri elements. Jenny x

  2. great vibrant make, with great textured embellishments x

  3. Wow Chris, I do love bright colours and the ones on your tag are really yummy! Like your tip about using a pipette too. Anne xx

  4. Full on vivid colour and it works brilliant with the earthy kraft and stylish black accents.
    Alison xx