Some spooky tags!
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Hello! I've a few spooky Halloween tags to share with you today! I've been doing a lot of clean cards recently and sometimes it's nice (and therapeutic!) to get a little messy and inky!! So for some inspiration I popped on over to Tim Holtz's blog and found a fab post the 12 Tags of 2012 - October. Tim has a great tutorial on his blog using some really cool techniques and I had lots of fun making these! : )
This was the first tag I made, inspired by Tim's tag. I didn't have everything but I improvised with stuff I had in my stash! I didn't have any printed tissue paper so I stamped some plain tissue paper using Text-It from Waltzingmouse Stamps. Following the technique I used acrylic paints and a baby wipe to create the background. I rubbed the surface with some Distress Inks (Victorian Velvet and a little Vintage Photo) to bring out the detail in the creases.
I used the Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Mini Paper Rosettes die (I used the larger one) to make the orange rosette and distressed with paint and Distress Inks (Antique Linen and Vintage Photo). For the center I stamped and embossed in black a circle of card with the witch from Midnight Feast from Waltzingmouse Stamps. I highlighted the witch's apron in white using Picket Fence Distress Marker. The bats I stamped are from Halloween Party from Waltzingmouse Stamps. Hooked on the technique (and I'd already made a mess) I decided to make some more tags!
I used the same stamp set Text-It from Waltzingmouse Stamps to create the background and went with a bright green and purple color combo. I used some Distress Stains (Peeled Paint, Antique Linen and Walnut Stain) to color the seam binding, the Distress Stains are just perfect for this. I used the Hocus Pocus stamp set from Waltzingmouse Stamps for the text and embossed it in black.
The little symbols I stamped for the bottles are from Hocus Pocus, Midnight Feast and Halloween Party from Waltzingmouse Stamps. I cut them out and inked the edges with Distress Inks (Antique Linen and Vintage Photo). The larger bottles are from Tim Holtz Idea-ology Corked Vials, the smaller ones I had in my stash but they all worked nicely together. The twine I inked with Distress Stain (Walnut Stain and Antique Linen). The little bottles I filled with epsom salts colored with diluted paint and left to dry! One more tag!
For the tissue paper background I used one of the stamps from Heirloom Patterns from Waltzingmouse Stamps. I used the Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Mini Paper Rosettes die (I used the smaller one) to make the orange rosette and distressed with paint and Distress Inks (Antique Linen and Vintage Photo). I stamped the center with the bat from Midnight Feast from Waltzingmouse Stamps and outlined it in white using the Picket Fence Distress Marker.
The text is from Halloween Party from Waltzingmouse Stamps and I stamped it after I created the background. All the black ink that I used to stamp on all the tags is Jet Black Archival Ink from Ranger.
Don't forget to check out Tim's post on this really cool technique. I can't wait to see his November tag now! Oh yea, he also shows you how to color glitter using alcohol inks, can't wait to try that! : )