I can't believe it's only the middle of the month & our group was able to get together to make our tags! The 2 techniques Tim used for his 12 tags of 2016 for August were brayered stain from July 2013 and frameworks from April 2014. I've only used a brayer a few times so this was my favorite technique of the 2. I made made 3 different backgrounds (which are below) & they all turned out different.
Following Tim's technique, I used mowed lawn stain, a small brayer, #10 manila tag, brushed corduroy ink & walnut stain ink.
The middle tag was my 1st attempt & I didn't think I had enough color. For the left tag, I think I was to heavy handed because I had a lot of "vertical lines". The right tag was my final attempt & the one I used for my tag. I could see some horizontal lines where the brayer ran out of ink but they weren't visible once I added the other elements.
Again following Tim's technique I used the lattice framework, grungepaper, antique linen paint, walnut stain ink, matte multi-medium, textile surfaces, paper, mirrored sheets & burlap. For the silhouette I used cut 2 pieces of ivy from garden greens thinlet set & black cardstock. For embellishments I used words from botanical remnant rub-ons, nailheads, an arrow wrapped in burlap thread, a mirrored star, black soot paint, & crinkle ribbon in mowed lawn & burlap thread.
This is the 1st time I've worked with grungepaper & it was so easy to cut & work with. Also I've never been a fan of rub-ons but Tim's are the best I've ever used. They don't come off until you rub them. Some rub-ons I've used come off so easy & I usually have part of them on every surface except where I want them.
These new techniques were very easy...hardest part about this tag was deciding on what colors & elements to use. I've probably said it before but I just LOVE making these tags.
Many years ago, my sister (-in-law), Judy, Retired2stamp, invited me to a Stampin' Up Party. I was drawn to the 6X6 recipe card swap our local group was doing and had wanted to scrapbook too. I wasn't really interested in card making because I had witnessed my brother (in-law) Ed fold up a handmade card and put it in his pocket. I almost fainted and I didn't even make the card. But after a few parties, I was hooked and now make more cards than I had ever thought I would. My most recent passions are ATCs, tags & altered art. As you look through my blog I hope you can see how I've grown in my crafting ability!