This week’ stag is another mixed media tag. To begin with I cover the background with a mixture of Frayed Burlap and Tea Dye Tim Holtz. Distress Inks. You’ll notice from the photos that I just use a cheap make-up sponge as an applicator. Then I went around the edges withVintage Photo Tim Holtz Distress Ink.
Next, I used a Tim Holtz Layering Stencil – Burlap THS007 and Tsukineko Walnut Ink. I then dried the walnut ink with a heat tool.
I then glued down a piece of sheet music with an Elmer’s Washable School Glue Stick. I also added some stamping to the background. The postal mark stamp is from a set made by Dawn Houser and the faux washi tape stamp is by Recollections. The other stamp is from I set I bought, but I don’t remember what brand it was.
Next, I worked on my focal point. The quote comes from the same collage sheet I used last week. I didn’t want it to be stark white so I covered it with Antique Linen Tim Holtz Distress Ink and the edged it with Vintage Photo Tim Holtz Distress Ink. I decided I would put down a piece of washi tape (black with white polka dots) to help draw the eye to my focal point. I glue the quote down with same Elmer’s Glue Stick as used above and I also secured the two ends of the washi tape with glue, as washi tape tends to lift over time.
Next I made some butterflies using rubber stamps on white card stock. The butterflies came from a set, but I have no idea who made them. I used Staz On black ink. I then colored them in using Prismacolor Markers in black, wheat, and sky blue light and with a Copic Ciao Marker in mauve shadow. I then cut out the butterflies , bent their wings up, and glued them onto the tag using Glossy Accents By Ranger.
After looking at the tag, I decided the colorful butterflies, even though colored subtly, we’re competing with my focal point. Si I decided to add som Frayed Burlap Distress Ink over the tip of them to dim them down. I also decided to ink the very edge of the tag with Black Soot Distress Ink to help tied all of the black elements together. I also added a couple more of the postal mark stamps and a date stamp at the bottom (date stamp by Smash).
Here is the final Tag. let me know what you think. 🙂