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Distress Oxide Initial Tag by Debbie Tlach

Distress Oxide Initial Tag by Debbie Tlach | www.rangerink.com

Step 1: Working on a Craft Sheet, apply Distress Oxide Ink to half (the right side) of the Distress Tag by swiping the pad directly onto the tag. Let dry or use Heat Tool.

Step 2: Apply Oxide Ink to the Flourish stamp, spray inked stamp with water using the Distress Sprayer. Stamp onto the Distress Tag. Using a paper towel quickly blot the previously inked side (the right side) of the tag to lift up the ink that was just stamped. (Do not blot the left side.) Let dry or use a Heat Tool. Tip: To lift more ink, spay the stamp again and stamp only the right side of the tag. Blot with a paper towel and dry the tag.

Distress Oxide Initial Tag by Debbie Tlach | www.rangerink.com

Step 3: Spray tag lightly using the Distress Sprayer. Blot with paper towel as desired to remove ink, or let water dry, creating splatter patterns. Let dry or use Heat Tool.

Step 4: Rub ink from the Oxide pad onto the Craft Sheet, add a tiny bit of water and mix with the bristles of the Splatter Brush. Splatter ink onto tag and blot as desired with a paper towel.

Distress Oxide Initial Tag by Debbie Tlach | www.rangerink.com

Step 5: Color with Distress Crayon directly onto a blending foam. Use the Blending Tool to add the color to the tag where desired. Apply more Distress Crayon to the foam as needed. Edge tag with the Distress Oxide Pad.

Distress Oxide Initial Tag by Debbie Tlach | www.rangerink.com

Step 6: Stamp a letter from the Cirque Alphabet onto a piece of Mixed Media Heavystock using the Oxide Pad. Let Dry or use a Heat Tool.
Distress Oxide Initial Tag by Debbie Tlach | www.rangerink.com

Step 7: Using a Distress Crayon (Shabby Shutters was used in the example) scribble on the Craft Sheet and use the Waterbrush to liquefy the Crayon & apply around the initial. Use the Waterbush to rewet and blend the edges of the stamped initial and create blurred edges in areas. Color directly with the Crayon for a darker varied color. Edge with the Oxide pad. Let Dry or use Heat Tool.

Distress Oxide Initial Tag by Debbie Tlach | www.rangerink.com

Step 8: Use Adhesive Foam to attach the initial to the tag. Cut 7” of Linen Ribbon and loop through tag. Flare the ribbon as pictured.

Distress Oxide Initial Tag by Debbie Tlach | www.rangerink.com

Heart Butterfly Tag By Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Hello everyone! It is Anna-Karin here with you today, with a tutorial for a Valentine’s tag, using a bunch of fun techniques with Alcohol Ink, Perfect Pearls and Distress Paint.
Heart Butterfly Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.com
I made a Valentine’s tag, but the techniques would work for a lot of different themes, just use different images and colours. It is always fun to alter metal and here I used alcohol ink and embossing powder. There is also quite a bit of Perfect Pearls on the tag, which is hard to see on this photo. In real life, this tag really shines and shimmers.

Heart Butterfly Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStep 1: Start by adhering tissue wrap to a manila tag, using Gel Medium.

Heart Butterfly Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStep 2: Cover the tag with Clear Gesso, which gives great tooth for paint to adhere to, something that worked well in this case, since paints, especially watery paint, tends to bead up on the slick surface of the tissue wrap.

Heart Butterfly Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStep 3: White-wash with Picket Fence.

Heart Butterfly Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStep 4: Paint with watered-down Candied Apple, Victorian Velvet and Cracked Pistachio. I like to add a little bit of paint to a palette and apply the water to the paint with a pipette. It gives more control and is less messy than using a sprayer. When the paints had been applied to the tag, I sprayed them to get them to blend more.

Heart Butterfly Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStep 5: When the paint is dry, stamp with Archival Inks.

Heart Butterfly Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStep 6: Dry-brush a little Black Soot around the edges and here and there. If you want your tag to be brighter, leave out this step.

Heart Butterfly Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStep 7: For the hearts, adhere a foil tape sheet to grungeboard.

Heart Butterfly Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStep 8: Die cut one large and three small hearts with the Tim Holtz Sizzix Heartfelt die.

Heart Butterfly Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStep 9: Make marks in the metal with a paper piercer, old ballpoint pen and a Mini Attacher without staples.

Heart Butterfly Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStep 10: Colour the hearts with Alcohol Inks. I used Juniper, Lettuce, Rust, Teakwood, and Black Soot, but other combinations work well too.

Heart Butterfly Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStep 11: Apply a tiny bit of embossing ink to the hearts, sprinkle Verdigris powder on top and melt with a Heat Tool. Don’t touch the metal or the powder since it gets very hot.

Heart Butterfly Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStep 12: Die cut three layered wings from manila cardstock.

Heart Butterfly Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStep 13: Stamp the wings with Picket Fence paint. Remember to always clean your stamps immediately after using them with paint.

Heart Butterfly Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStep 14: When the paint is dry, ink with Candied Apple and Cracked Pistachio. The paint resists the ink.

Heart Butterfly Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStep 15: Ink the edges slightly with Hickory Smoke and dry with a Heat Tool to make sure the ink is dry. Dye a piece of Crinkle Ribbon with Hickory Smoke.

Heart Butterfly Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStep 16: Stamp with Emboss It Clear Ink or Perfect Medium and apply Perfect Pearls, Perfect Pearl colour, with a paint brush.

Heart Butterfly Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStep 17: I also misted the tag with Perfect Pearls mist, to give it a lovely pearlescent look.

Heart Butterfly Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStep 18: The Perfect Pearls gives a lovely subtle pearl effect to the wings, which is hard to photograph. You might see it better in this photo.

Heart Butterfly Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStep 19: The heart has a gorgeous distressed metallic look to it, and the embossing powder adds nice texture.

Heart Butterfly Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStep 20: Once I had glued the heart to the wings, I realised it looked like a butterfly, and added antennas with wire.

Heart Butterfly Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStep 21: The small hearts were glued at the top of the tag.

Heart Butterfly Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.com I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Thank you so much for watching! Happy crafting! Anna-Karin


Anna-Karin EvaldssonHello! I am Anna-Karin and I have been doing arts and crafts my whole life. I started making cards in 2002 and two years later I also began to scrapbook. I had found my home among paper, stamps, ink, paint, dies, photographs and embellishments. My hands are ink stained almost daily. I enjoy switching between different projects: cards, tags, mini-books, art journaling, layouts, canvases and 3-D/home décor. I love trying out new and old techniques and many of my projects have mixed-media elements. Every project is a creative adventure and the possibilities are truly endless. Find me at my blog: www.layersofink.blogspot.com 

 

Arty Paper Doll Birthday Tags by Jill Haglund

Arty Paper Doll Birthday Tags by Jill HaglundI thoroughly enjoy thinking ‘out of the box’, with this in mind I have been entertained as of late to using kitchen utensils as stencils, along with a bright color  pallet of Dyan Reaveley’s Ink Sprays to be creative. Here, I combine the Ink Sprays with Dina Wakley’s Media Stamps to create an edgy, yet whimsical birthday gift tag to tie onto a colorful bag or package for a family member or friend; especially an arty friend!

Arty Paper Doll Birthday Tags by Jill Haglund | www.rangerink.comPREPARE TAG:  Use an ordinary kitchen ‘flipper’ as a ‘stencil’ and spray Bubble Gum Pink & Tangerine Dream Ink Spray colors through the utensil to make a pattern on a white 6.25” x 3.25” tag.
Arty Paper Doll Birthday Tags by Jill Haglund | www.rangerink.comTry a silicone baster sprayed with Tangerine Dream Ink Spray to add texture to the tag. Set aside, the tag base is complete.

Arty Paper Doll Birthday Tags by Jill Haglund | www.rangerink.comHOW-TO PREPARE THE PAPER(S) FOR STAMPING IMAGES AND WORDS:

Use a few sheets of watercolor paper as a substrate and  acrylic blocks as the applicator. Spray inks, then scrape and spatter inky colors across the paper with the acrylic block.  I recommend starting with light colors first to keep your papers bright.

Arty Paper Doll Birthday Tags by Jill Haglund | www.rangerink.comAdd more of your favorite Dylusions Ink Spray colors and quickly scrape the inky color around the paper while it is wet. Use an acrylic block to add movement and energy to the sprayed colors. You’ll want to make sure to leave plenty of white space!

Arty Paper Doll Birthday Tags by Jill Haglund | www.rangerink.comOnce the first layer is dry, try your kitchen utensils combined with Spray Inks to create stenciled textures on the papers; you must be sure to continue to leave some white areas on the paper to “pop” the lively colors. Once finished your ‘prepared background papers’ for stamping are complete and ready for stamping!

Arty Paper Doll Birthday Tags by Jill Haglund | www.rangerink.comTIME TO STAMP: On your ‘prepared  background papers’, use Dina Wakley Media Cling Stamps: “Silhouetted Women” and  “Scribbly Insects” for the main images.

Also stamp a few “Handwritten Quote” such as ‘Magic is something you make’ or  single words from “Primitive Icons” such as ‘LOVE’ or ‘ART’  to add to the bottom of the tag.

Arty Paper Doll Birthday Tags by Jill Haglund | www.rangerink.comCUTTING: Time to ‘ fussy cut’ or detail cut your favorite “Silhouetted Woman” image. To duplicate the tag above, cut out two butterflies to allow layering of the wings.

Arty Paper Doll Birthday Tags by Jill Haglund | www.rangerink.comCREATE RIBBON FOR YOUR TAG: Cut approx. 8-12”of white seam binding.

Arty Paper Doll Birthday Tags by Jill Haglund | www.rangerink.comAdd color with Spray Inks. Air dry or dry with a Heat Tool.

Arty Paper Doll Birthday Tags by Jill Haglund | www.rangerink.comCut off the frayed ends by sniping the ribbon at a slant.

Arty Paper Doll Birthday Tags by Jill Haglund | www.rangerink.comGET READY TO ASSEMBLE THE TAG: Gather your tag, cut out  ‘arty paper doll’ images, ribbon and quotes.

Arty Paper Doll Birthday Tags by Jill Haglund | www.rangerink.comPut your tag together as desired, trying different ideas for placement of favorite pieces you cut out. Notice the close-up of the layered wings.  Creating  your own ‘arty paper dolls’ with the pieces you make is so much fun!

The best part is there are no two ‘paper dolls tags’ exactly alike. Your tag is custom and your very own creation!

Arty Paper Doll Birthday Tags by Jill Haglund | www.rangerink.comUse a glue stick to adhere your ‘arty paper doll’ pieces and the quote to your tag.

Arty Paper Doll Birthday Tags by Jill Haglund | www.rangerink.comAdd your ribbon through the tag hole.

Arty Paper Doll Birthday Tags by Jill Haglund | www.rangerink.com Use Dina Wakley’ Media: “Handwritten Heart Collage” to add a stamped ‘Happy Birthday’ greeting.

Arty Paper Doll Birthday Tags by Jill Haglund | www.rangerink.comTo adhere stamped Birthday ‘greeting’ I recommend using foam tape to overlap image and add dimension.  If you only need a Birthday card, this tag easily transforms into a fun and whimsical card! The bold colors appear more dramatic against black card stock and it fits perfectly on an A-7 size card. You can add a custom note inside with the Ranger White Opaque Pen.

Utensil Stencil Workshop by Jill HaglundWant to learn more creative ways to use stencils?  Join Jill in her online workshop Utensil Stencil Workshop: 12 Creative Lessons for the Brave at Art.


 

Ranger Jill Haglund

My name is Jill Haglund, aka:TweetyJill. I am an arty chick, designer and owner of TJ Designs and TweetyJill Publications. If you enjoyed the project and are interested in discovering more techniques using kitchen utensils as stencils, please check out my Vimeo Channel below for 12 creative videos full of arty inspiration! Warning: Be ready…it’s totally addicting!  My website Blog | FacebookVideo Workshops

Distress Micro Glaze Resist by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Microglaze Resist by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comHello everyone! It is Anna-Karin here today with a fun resist technique using the very cool Distress Micro Glaze, together with Distress Inks, a stencil and some stamping.

I love resist techniques and the Distress Micro Glaze is perfect for various resist techniques since it is a water resistant sealer.  I made a tag, but the techniques can be used for card making, art journaling, scrapbooking and more.  Use a different colour combination or stencil for a different look.  The fun bird from Bird Crazy was watercolored with Distress Inks.

Microglaze Resist by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStart by die cutting a tag from Watercolor Paper. We are going to work on the rougher side of the paper.

Microglaze Resist by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStamp the tag with a graph background stamp, using Frayed Burlap, or another light coloured Distress Ink. We want the ink to be light so that parts of it will practically disappear later.

Microglaze Resist by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comPlace a stencil on top of the tag and apply Micro Glaze through the stencil with your finger. You only need a very small amount and try to avoid a thick layer collecting at the edges of the stencil shapes. The glaze will be slightly thicker at some of the edges, but you can wipe that off with a cloth after the next step. If you want a more distressed look, don’t apply the glaze uniformly; leave some areas with less glaze.

Microglaze Resist by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comDab Mermaid Lagoon and Hickory Smoke Distress Stains on your craft sheet. I used more of the Mermaid Lagoon.

Microglaze Resist by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comMist the tag with water using a Distress Mister. You will see that the water beads up on the glaze while it turns the stamping on the non-glazed areas into watercolour.

Microglaze Resist by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comPress the tag into the ink and lift up to reveal the magic. As you can see, the glaze resisted the ink, while the areas with just a little glaze give a cool distressed look to the background.  Leave to dry or dry with a heat tool.

Microglaze Resist by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comWhen the tag is dry, ink the edges with Hickory Smoke and Black Soot. The new Hickory Smoke ink is such a great neutral grey, I love it.

Microglaze Resist by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comDistress the edges, which give a great chunky look to watercolor paper.

Microglaze Resist by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStamp a bird twice on watercolor paper with Jet Black ink. It is important to use a waterproof ink since we are going to use water.

Microglaze Resist by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comSmear Spiced Marmalade and Hickory Smoke Distress Ink on your craft sheet and mist once with water. Pick up with a brush. Watercolor one of the birds fully, starting with a lighter shade (i.e. with more water) and finishing by dropping in darker shades in some areas. You can get made shades from just one color of Distress Ink by varying the amount of water. Color only the wing and beak of the second bird.

Microglaze Resist by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comI used the new Bird Crazy coordinating Sizzix set, which makes it so quick to cut out these fun birds. It works great together with the Sizzix Magnetic Platform, which holds the paper in place to prevent shifting.  Use this die cutting sandwich: Magnetic Platform, Cutting Pad, paper, die facing down, second Cutting Pad.

Microglaze Resist by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comFrom the second bird, die cut the eyes, beak and wing.

Microglaze Resist by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comAdhere the smaller pieces with foam tape for dimension.

Microglaze Resist by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStamp a sentiment on a tag die cut from Shrink Plastic with Jet Black ink. Leave to dry, and then tear the bottom part of the tag off.

Microglaze Resist by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comShrink the tag according to the instructions on the packaging. I used a Heat It Craft Tool, but you can also do it in the oven. Be careful not to burn yourself, don’t touch the hot plastic. Allow it to cool completely before touching.  I left the tag a little uneven. If you want it flat, you can flatten it with the back of a wood mounted stamp.  Here you can see how much it shrinks. I love using this technique for any stamp that is too large for my project.

Microglaze Resist by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comDrop Alcohol Ink Sunset Orange on three Heirloom Roses.

Microglaze Resist by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comThe branches for the bird nest were punched with Sizzix Laurel Large Punch by Tim Holtz, from Correspondence patterned paper.

Microglaze Resist by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comDye crinkle ribbon with Spiced Marmalade and Hickory Smoke Distress Ink or Stain, mist with water, crumble up and leave to dry.

Microglaze Resist by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comTie the crinkle ribbon to the tag and hang the shrink plastic tag from a Loop Pin. Ink a Big Chat sticker with Black Soot and staple to the tag. Glue two punched branches to the top of the tag with Glossy Accents.

Microglaze Resist by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comMake a nest for the bird with the die cut branches and glue the Heirloom Roses to the nest.  The Bird Crazy stamps are so much fun to watercolor with Distress Inks, I want to do one in every color.

Microglaze Resist by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comTie twine around the tag and stamp a sentiment at the bottom with Jet Black Ink.

Microglaze Resist by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comI love this Micro Glaze resist background with the distressed circles and the stamped grid. As you can see, the grid is faintly visible through the blue ink, but much sharper and crisper in the areas were we applied the glaze. The texture of the watercolor paper increases the distressed and uneven resist effect.

Microglaze Resist by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comThank you so much for looking! I hope the tutorial inspired you to try out this fun technique using the Distress Micro Glaze together with a stencil and Distress Inks.


Anna-Karin EvaldssonHello! I am Anna-Karin and I have been doing arts and crafts my whole life. I started making cards in 2002 and two years later I also began to scrapbook. I had found my home among paper, stamps, ink, paint, dies, photographs and embellishments. My hands are ink stained almost daily. I enjoy switching between different projects: cards, tags, mini-books, art journaling, layouts, canvases and 3-D/home décor. I love trying out new and old techniques and many of my projects have mixed-media elements. Every project is a creative adventure and the possibilities are truly endless. Find me at my blog: www.layersofink.blogspot.com 

 

Acrylic Block Stamping by Yvonne Blair

Acrylic Block Stamping by Yvonne Blair | www.rangerink.comHello everyone, Yvonne Blair here and I am super excited to be back with a new tutorial for you.  Today I will be sharing Block Stamping with Distress.

Acrylic Block Stamping by Yvonne Blair | www.rangerink.comFirst you will apply Salty Ocean and Broken China Distress Inks to the acrylic block and spritz with water lightly.

Acrylic Block Stamping by Yvonne Blair | www.rangerink.comTake the block and stamp the color onto the tag until there is pretty much no color left on the block.  (Tip- don’t smear the block…just stamp it)

Acrylic Block Stamping by Yvonne Blair | www.rangerink.comYou will want to do this over and over until you get the depth of color you want.

Acrylic Block Stamping by Yvonne Blair | www.rangerink.comNext you will add some Gathered Twigs to the block.

Acrylic Block Stamping by Yvonne Blair | www.rangerink.comSpritz with water and stamp again onto tag.

Acrylic Block Stamping by Yvonne Blair | www.rangerink.comNext you will add some Peacock Feathers to the acrylic block, spritz with water and this time you will smear it over the tag.

Acrylic Block Stamping by Yvonne Blair | www.rangerink.comBefore moving to the next step take a little Tumbled Glass and using an ink blending tool blend it onto any ‘white’ space.

Then blend Peacock Feathers on the edge of the tag.

Acrylic Block Stamping by Yvonne Blair | www.rangerink.comNow stamp a the sea horse onto a bland tag with Black Archival Ink.  Blend Gathered Twigs with ink blending tool across Sea Horse.

Add just a touch of Fired Brick to areas on the Sea Horse just to add some depth.  Cut the Sea Horse out.

Add some Peeled paint to the Greenery Die.

Lay those together and spritz with Perfect Pearls Mist.

Stamp compass onto main tag.

Acrylic Block Stamping by Yvonne Blair | www.rangerink.comStamp sentiment onto blank tag with Black Archival, blend on Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers.

Cut Sentiment into two separate pieces.

Put tag together as seen in picture.

Adhere to card foundation.

Thank you for joining me today for this tutorial.

I hope you enjoyed it and will get your inks out and give it a try!


Yvonne Blair

Yvonne Blair is a Ranger University Grad, Curiosity Crew Member and Designer in the papercrafting industry.  She has been on several Design teams and has worked in the industry as a buyer/manager for the last 14 years.  Working with Distress Inks, paints, stains etc…is one of her biggest passions.  You can find more about her on her blog Life’s Little Details

The Sweetest Tag by Wendy Vecchi

The Sweetest Art Tag Tutorial by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.comSwipe Squeezed Lemonade, Abandoned Coral and Wild Honey distress pads onto the craft sheet and mist with water. Swipe the tag thru the ink and dry.

The Sweetest Art Tag Tutorial by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.comWorking on the BACK of the tag, trace the largest heart with a waterproof pen & cut out.

The Sweetest Art Tag Tutorial by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.comTurn the heart right side up and place in the embossing folder on the debossed side. Trace around the heart with the pen.

The Sweetest Art Tag Tutorial by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.comMake a loop of painters tape to hold the heart in place.

The Sweetest Art Tag Tutorial by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.comLay the heart in the traced pattern.

The Sweetest Art Tag Tutorial by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.com Lightly rub the Collage glue Stick over the raised embossing folder and lightly spread with your finger.

The Sweetest Art Tag Tutorial by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.comAdd glue to the area that will come in contact with the heart.

The Sweetest Art Tag Tutorial by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.comClose the embossing folder and run thru the Vagabond. This will add the glue to the recessed areas, which will hold the foil in place.

The Sweetest Art Tag Tutorial by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.comWith the heart still in the embossing folder, add a piece of foil sheet large enough to cover the heart.

The Sweetest Art Tag Tutorial by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.comClose the embossing folder and run thru the Vagabond again.

The Sweetest Art Tag Tutorial by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.com Now the heart will look like this…

The Sweetest Art Tag Tutorial by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.comwith the foil pressed into the recesses of the heart.

The Sweetest Art Tag Tutorial by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.comSwipe Tree Branch and Buttercup onto the craft sheet and add rubbing alcohol. Use a palette knife or craft stick to mix the ink into the alcohol.

The Sweetest Art Tag Tutorial by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.com Lay the 5 1/2 inch tall tag in the inky solution. Dry.

The Sweetest Art Tag Tutorial by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.comScoop up the extra ink with the tag, hold the tag upright to allow the ink to drip. Dry.

The Sweetest Art Tag Tutorial by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.com The Sweetest Art Tag Tutorial by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.comStencil Tea Rose thru the Old Ledger stencil on 3 areas of the tag.

The Sweetest Art Tag Tutorial by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.comUse Jet Black to stamp the sentiment toward the bottom of the tag, leaving room for the stripes stamp.

The Sweetest Art Tag Tutorial by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.comUse Fern Green to stamp striped borders at the top and bottom of the tag.

The Sweetest Art Tag Tutorial by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.comLay the heart in place to determine where to stamp the chain. Ink the chain stamp with Jet Black and stamp.

The Sweetest Art Tag Tutorial by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.comLIGHTLY stencil thru the checkmate stencil with Watering Can.

The Sweetest Art Tag Tutorial by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.comInk the tag edges with Brushed Corduroy to darken them.

Cover a sheet of Clearly for Art with newsprint, using Glue N Seal. Apply a thin layer, add the newsprint, brayer (or just rub it with your hand) and give it a quick dry with the Heat-It tool.

The Sweetest Art Tag Tutorial by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.comUse Jet Black to stamp the Marigold 3 times onto the newsprint. Cut out the images as shown in the photo. Cut one full image, one smaller and the third as shown. Ink the 3 pieces with Buttercup and lightly add Tea Rose to create shading and variation in the color.

The Sweetest Art Tag Tutorial by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.comHeat the 3 layers to soften the Clearly For Art. This allows the petals to be shaped.Assemble the flower with Foam Adhesive between the layers.

The Sweetest Art Tag Tutorial by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.comThe completed flower looks very realistic.

Use Jet Black to stamp the hydrangea leaves onto the newsprint.

The Sweetest Art Tag Tutorial by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.comCut out the 2 larger leaves and ink with Fern Green. Heat to soften the CFA, then shape the leaves and add under the marigold.

The Sweetest Art Tag Tutorial by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.comTest drive the heart and the marigold to determine where to stamp the flourishes. Use Jet Black to stamp the flourishes.

Ink the spatter stamp with Tea Rose and stamp randomly over the tag.

The Sweetest Art Tag Tutorial by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.comAdd adhesive strips to the back of the heart and glue to the tag, so that it is hanging from the chain.

Use foam tape to add the marigold over the heart.

Define the borders with the ruler and the Stabilo pencil. Lightly smear the pencil mark by rubbing over it with your finger.

Add glaze pen dots to accent the striped borders and the marigold center.

Accent the chain with a mini fastener.

The Sweetest Art Tag Tutorial by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.comHere’s the finished tag.

Things to note:

  • The foil pressed into the debossed areas is really cool and changes up the look of the embossing folder. Foil is super trendy these days!
  • Archival inks were used 4 ways on this tag…for stamping, for stenciling, to ink and to create the background.
  • I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again…GLUE N SEAL is THE BEST adhesive for paper! It works on any surface that you want to add paper to and it doesn’t bubble the paper.
  • Foam Adhesive is an excellent adhesive to use with Clearly For Art. It has a very  strong adhesive and it adds the perfect amount of dimension between layers.
  • Stencils can be used as a template to create custom embellishments. It’s super simple to trace & cut!
  • Clearly For Art and newsprint are the perfect pair.  Clearly For Art is very strong and great for adding dimension. The newsprint accepts both distress and archival inks very well and because it’s white, the ink colors are true.
  • Rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol will remove archival inks from stencils and also the pen marks from the embossing folder.
  • Remember to mix & match stamps with other stamps, to give images a fresh look.

Wendy 

Wendy VecchiWendy Vecchi is a Signature Artist for Ranger Ink.  Her designer series archival inks and embossing powders take inspiration for a vintage country garden color palette.  Wendy also designs a line of stamps, stencils, Art Parts, and Clearly for Art with Stamper’s Anonymous.  You can learn more about Wendy, get a link to her blog, see projects and videos by Wendy, and check out her teaching schedule on her Ranger Designer Page. Be sure to follow our Wendy Vecchi Pinterest board for even more inspiration!

Thankful Hanging by Audrey Pettit

Thankful Hanging by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com

Dab Wild Honey and Peeled Paint Distress Stain randomly onto a non-stick craft sheet, and spritz the stain liberally with a Mister Bottle.

Thankful Hanging by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com

Take a #10 manila tag and press the tag down into the stain mixture, moving and swiping the tag to make sure it is fully covered in the stain. Take a second manila tag and swipe it through the remaining stain. Cut approximately 2.5’ of crinkle ribbon, and use the ribbon to mop up any remaining stain mixture on your sheet. Dry both tags and the crinkle ribbon with a heat tool.

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Make a slit in the crease of the Woodgrain Texture Fade embossing folder, so that the top of the tags can slide through the opening and poke about ½” out the top of the folder. Emboss both tags in this fashion using a Vagabond die cutting machine.

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Highlight the raised embossed pattern by applying Peeled Paint Distress Ink to the raised portion of the tags using an ink blending tool.

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Add Frayed Burlap Distress Ink to just the edges of both tags using an ink blending tool.

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Spritz a generous amount of water into your hand using the Mister Tool, and then flick the water onto the tags. This is a subtle detail, but water reacts with the Distress Ink to create some really amazing droplets and splatters.

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Apply some random stripes of Star Dust Stickles to both tags….

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…and working quickly before the glitter dries, drag a scrap piece of chipboard across the tags from top to bottom, filling in some of the recessed areas with glitter and removing the excess. Allow the Stickles to dry for a few minutes, and then you can finish up the process with the heat tool.

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Lightly adhere the tags side-by-side to a piece of cotton batting that is slightly larger than the tags. Use a strong tacky glue or red-line adhesive for this step, but only place the adhesive in the center of the tags, leaving the edges adhesive-free for sewing.

Use a Zig-zag stitch to stitch around the edges of the tags, as well as down the center where the two tags meet. Trim around the batting using a pinking shear, leaving about a ¼” allowance all around.

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Cut two pieces of the dyed crinkle ribbon large enough to span the front of the hanging and tie into a knot. Wrap one end around to the back of the hanging, about a third of the way down from the top, and secure the ribbon end with the Tiny Attacher staples. Attach the other piece to the other side of the hanging in the same fashion, and then tie the two pieces together in the front. Cut about 8” of the ribbon off to use as the hanger, and then loosely create a figure 8 with the remaining ribbon by wrapping it around your fingers. Pinch the ribbon together in the center, then tie the loops into the knot on the front of the hanging.

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Cut a piece of recycled cardboard that is slightly larger than the tags and batting, and peel off the top layer of the cardboard to reveal the corrugation underneath. Using the Adirondack Sandal Paint Dabber, apply paint to the very edges only of the cardboard.

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Adhere the tags and batting layer to the cardboard base using a strong adhesive or tacky glue. Punch holes through the top of the tags, and tie the remaining crinkle ribbon through the holes to create the hanger.

Now the base of the hanger is done and it’s time to move onto the leaves.

First we need to add color to some pieces of manila cardstock using a variety of fall Distress colors.

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Dab Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink onto the craft sheet and mist with water. Dip one piece of cardstock into the ink mixture and dry with a heat tool.

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Dab Ripe Persimmon Distress Stain and Fired Brick Distress Ink onto the craft sheet and mist with water. (Either stain or ink would work here. I’m just using what I have on hand.) Dip a second piece of manila cardstock into the mixture and dry with a heat tool.

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Repeat the process one more time with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and Ripe Persimmon Distress Stain and a third piece of manila cardstock.

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Die cut a variety of both big and small leaves from the cardstock pieces using the Bigz L Tattered Leaves Die and the Movers & Shapers Tattered Leaves Dies.

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Ink the edges of all the leaves with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink using an ink blending tool. Lightly fold the leaves in half and ink the crease to create center vein lines on the leaves.

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Die cut some branches from kraft cardstock using the Spring Greenery Decorative Strip Die. These die cuts are super thin and fragile, but you can lightly ink them by pouncing Frayed Burlap Distress Ink in an up and down method using the ink blending tool.

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Apply a medium to heavy coat of Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint to all the leaves, and while the paint is still wet, sprinkle each leaf with a bit of Rusty Hinge Distress Glitter. Set the leaves aside and allow them to dry completely.

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Cut three 1×6 strips of kraft cardstock, and cut V-notches into the ends of all three strips. Stamp sentiment onto one of the strips using the Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. Ink the edges of all three pieces using Frayed Burlap Distress Ink and the ink blending tool.

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Arrange the leaves and die cut branches into and around the bow, and adhere using tacky glue.

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Tuck the sentiment strip and another kraft strip up under the bow and adhere. Cut the remaining kraft strip into two pieces, and tuck them into the top of the bow, behind the leaves and branches. Adhere in place.

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Adhere three acorns to the center of the bow using strong tacky glue.

This piece is such a lovely addition to your fall home decor.  It would also be a wonderful hostess gift for your Thanksgiving dinner hostess!  Enjoy!

Audrey

audrey pettitMy name is Audrey Pettit. I live in Cary, North Carolina and have two wonderful kiddos, Peter and Nicole. I started scrapbooking and card-making about a decade ago after being invited to a friend’s house for a stamping party. That party opened my eyes to a whole new world of paper-crafting, and I have never looked back.  Visit Audrey’s blog at: AudreyPettit.Wordpress.com.

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Peace Art Tag by Ronda Palazzari

Peace Art Tag by Ronda Palazzari | www.rangerink.comTake a #8 manilla tag and using a paint brush add a random layer of gesso .

Peace Art Tag by Ronda Palazzari | www.rangerink.comNext paint layers of blues onto the gesso layer. It’s okay if the gesso isn’t dry as the white streaks add to the layers.

Peace Art Tag by Ronda Palazzari | www.rangerink.comNext take Salty Ocean, Evergreen Bough, Tumbled Glass distress inks and make random marks on the non stick craft mat.  Using the mister bottle, add water to the distress inks.  Drag the dried painted tag through the puddles of colors and let the tag dry.

Peace Art Tag by Ronda Palazzari | www.rangerink.comUsing a Woodgrain Texture fade, emboss the tag using a Vagabond die cute machine.  Tip:  Make a slit in the crease of the Woodgrain Texture Fade embossing folder so that the top of the tag can slide through the opening and poke about ½” out the top of the folder.

Peace Art Tag by Ronda Palazzari | www.rangerink.comPounce a distress embossing pad over the top of the raise portions of the tag. and add weathered white embossing powder. Use a paintbrush to wipe off excess embossing powder. Using the Heat – it tool, heat the embossing powder until it changes.

Peace Art Tag by Ronda Palazzari | www.rangerink.comInk the edges of the tag using a combination of Walnut Stain Distress Ink and Watering Can Archival Ink using a blending tool.

Peace Art Tag by Ronda Palazzari | www.rangerink.comDie Cut three mini poinsettias out of Lost & Found Paperie using the Vagabond Die Cutting machine.  Using a blending tool, add Festive Berries distress ink to the poinsettias.

Peace Art Tag by Ronda Palazzari | www.rangerink.comDeeper the color of the poinsettias and give them depth by adding magenta and ruby paints to the center of the petals.

Peace Art Tag by Ronda Palazzari | www.rangerink.comUsing lemon & tangerine paints, add the “berries” to the center of the petals using a round brush.  Once they are dry add a light layer of diamond stickles over the top.

Peace Art Tag by Ronda Palazzari | www.rangerink.comDab gold metallic paint on “Peace” Newsprint Alpha Parts using a pouncing motion to give the pieces texture.

Peace Art Tag by Ronda Palazzari | www.rangerink.comCut a topper for the tag out of the same Lost & Found paper, ripping the edge to add more texture.  Adhere the piece to the top.  For an extra touch, you can machine stitch on the tag and topper.  Adhere all the rest of the pieces on the tag scattering the poinsettia die-cuts and adding the “Peace” in the center. A final touch of gold sequins and baker’s twine completes this tag.

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Ronda

Ronda Palazzari

Ronda Palazzari is a mixed media artist, designer, instructor, and author.  She lives in the Denver, CO area.  Ronda is a self professed “color junkie” who loves bold colors and bold design.  Her designs are always full of color, dimension, and texture.

You can learn more about Ronda on her blog Help Me Ronda and her website RondaPalazzari.com.

Stickles Glazed Holiday Tag by Tammy Tutterow

Stickles Glazed Holiday Tag by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comStickles Glazed Holiday Tag by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comCut a strip of manila cardstock the same size as the Tim Holtz Festive Greenery strip die.  Die cut the manila cardstock with the die. When working with small die cuts, coloring the cardstock before die cutting or after die cutting while the elements are still in the strip.

Stickles Glazed Holiday Tag by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comRemove any pieces of die cut that you don’t want to color the same as the other pieces.  In this case, the swirls from the end of the strip are removed.  Apply a fine mist the strip with Picket Fence Distress Spray Stain.  If you hold the mist further away the color will be lighter and more speckled.  Use a heat tool to dry the manila cardstock.

Stickles Glazed Holiday Tag by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comMist the manila cardstock with water.  Mist again with Peeled Paint Distress Spray Stain.  If you hold the mist close to the surface you will get a heavy layer of color.  If you hold the mist further away the color will be lighter and more speckled.  The dried Picket Fence Distress Spray Stain will resist the Peeled Paint Distress Spray Stain helping to create a speckled effect.  The mist of water will mix with the Peeled Paint and help create areas where the color is lighter.

Stickles Glazed Holiday Tag by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comColor a yard of Crinkle Ribbon with the left over stain on the craft sheet.

Stickles Glazed Holiday Tag by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comUse a heat tool to dry the manila cardstock strip.

Stickles Glazed Holiday Tag by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comSquirt Pine Stickles onto the craft sheet.  Cut a small square of Cut & Dry Foam.  Use the foam to pick up and dab the Stickles onto the manila cardstock.

Stickles Glazed Holiday Tag by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comAfter the Stickles has dried, punch the die cuts out.  Use an ink blending tool to apply Gathered Twigs Distress Ink onto the edges of the die cuts.

Stickles Glazed Holiday Tag by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comYou can also color strips of manila before die cutting.  For the small flowers, mist a piece of manila cardstock with Picket Fence Distress Spray Stain.  After drying the stain, mist with water and Festive Berries Distress Spray Stain.  After drying the manila cardstock again, use Cut & Dry foam to apply Cranberry Stickles to the inked cardstock.  After the Stickles has dried, die cut three Tim Holtz Mini Poinsettias.

Stickles Glazed Holiday Tag by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.com Use an ink blending tool to apply Gathered Twigs Distress Ink onto the edges of the die cuts.

Stickles Glazed Holiday Tag by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.com Apply dots of Daffodil Liquid Pearls to the centers of each flower. Set aside to dry.

Stickles Glazed Holiday Tag by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comMist a #8 manila tag with Picket Fence Distress Spray Stain.  Mist the tag so that it is mostly speckles of stain rather than solid white.

Stickles Glazed Holiday Tag by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comUse a heat tool to dry the stain.

Stickles Glazed Holiday Tag by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comMist the tag with Tumbled Glass Distress Spray Stain.  Allow the stain to set for a few moments.

Stickles Glazed Holiday Tag by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.com Blot the excess mist with a dry cloth.  Use a heat tool to dry the stain.

Stickles Glazed Holiday Tag by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comUse Cut & Dry foam to spread Star Dust Stickles over the tag.

Stickles Glazed Holiday Tag by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comWhen the Stickles has dried, place the tag in the Tim Holtz Pine Branch Texture Fade.  You can cut an opening in the center fold of the embossing folder so that the top of the tag can slip through it.  This allows you to place the design on the folder further down on the tag.

Stickles Glazed Holiday Tag by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comAfter embossing the tag, sand over the raised embossed areas on the tag.  Sanding will remove most of the Stickles from the embossed design while leaving it in the intricate places between the pine branches.  Sanding will also take some of the color off of the raised areas helping to accent the design.

Stickles Glazed Holiday Tag by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comUse an ink blending tool to apply Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to the edges of the tag.  Lightly brush over the embossed design with the blending tool to accent the embossed design.

Stickles Glazed Holiday Tag by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comLightly pounce the ink blending tool over the die cut scrolls to add a base color to them.

Stickles Glazed Holiday Tag by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comApply Mercury Glass Stickles to the top of the two die cuts.  Set aside to dry.

Stickles Glazed Holiday Tag by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comAdhere a base layer of greenery pieces to the tag over the embossed design.

Stickles Glazed Holiday Tag by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comTie a piece of Paper String to a Tidings Token.  Adhere the string to the front of the tag over the top of the greenery.

Stickles Glazed Holiday Tag by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comCreate a bow with the dyed Crinkle Ribbon.  Adhere the bow to the front of the tag.

Stickles Glazed Holiday Tag by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comShape the holly leaves by bending them with your fingers.

Stickles Glazed Holiday Tag by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comAdhere the holly leaves around the bow on top of the other greenery pieces.

Stickles Glazed Holiday Tag by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comAdhere the flowers around the bow.

Stickles Glazed Holiday Tag by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comWhen the Stickles on the swirls has dried, snip each swirl into two pieces.

Stickles Glazed Holiday Tag by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comAdhere the swirl pieces around the other die cuts by tucking them into the other pieces.

Stickles Glazed Holiday Tag by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comThe glazing on the background of the tag is so frosty.  Combined with the light blue speckled background, you get the feeling of a cool clear wintery sky.

Stickles Glazed Holiday Tag by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comHow fabulous are all of the hints of sparkle on this tag?  They add just the right amount of sparkle to add the shimmery feel.  The swirl pieces remind me a perfectly adorned Christmas tree.

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tammytutterow2014Tammy Tutterow is the Social Media Manager for Ranger Ink.  She lives near St. Louis, MO.  Tammy is a two time Ranger U graduate.  She is big fan of inky hands and loves writing tutorials online and teaching classes in stores.  You can learn more about Tammy on her blog: Tammy Tutterow- Tutorials for Inky Hands.

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Unique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus

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Unique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com1. For the cover of the Mini Book we will use one # 12 Manila Tag. Using Dina Wakley Media Gel Medium, brush through a stencil onto your tag. I find using a stiff bristle brush works best so that the Gel Medium won’t seep under the stencil. I am using Tim Holtz Layering Stencil, Splatter.

Unique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com2. Once the gel medium is dry, choose Distress Spray Stain Colors.

Unique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com3. I am using Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade. Spritz colors generously on the tag.

Unique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com4. The spritz with water to help blend the colors.

Unique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com5. Dry with a heat tool- this will expose the gel medium design.

Unique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com6. Here is another tag that I will use for an inner page where I used Dina Wakley Media Tracks stencil on a #10tag. For Distress Spray Stains I used Peacock Feathers and Spiced Marmalade.

Unique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com7. For another interior page I took a #10 manila tag, Texture paste and Mixed Media Cling Stamps.

Unique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com8. Start by spreading a generous amount of texture paste here and there on your tag using a palette knife. You don’t need to cover the whole tag.

Unique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com9. Spritz your stamp with water and then press the stamp into the texture paste. The water will help prevent your stamp getting paste on it.

Unique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com10. Set your tag aside to dry.

Unique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.comTaking one of the Kraft #10 tags, Texture Paste and a stencil. I used Dina Wakley Media Affirminations.

Unique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com11. Using painters tape I taped down my tag, folded in half and the stencil over it.

Unique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com12. Spread the paste over the whole stencil that is covering your tag. Set aside to dry.

Unique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com13. Do the same with another Kraft #10 tag, but this time only spread texture paste through parts of the stencil

Unique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com14. If any paste goes through the stencil where you don’t want to it- you can wipe it away while it is wet.

Unique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com15. I usually scrape it with my palette knife.

Unique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com16. Taking your tag from step 3 we are going to do the same technique, only using a different stamp from the Mixed Media stamp set.

Unique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.comUnique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.comUnique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.comUnique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com17. Set aside to dry.

Unique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com18. It is time to add some color to the Kraft tags with the texture paste. Spritz generously the colors you would like. Then heat set. Don’t worry if the tag starts to curl a bit.

Unique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com19. If the color isn’t as vibrant as you would like, then go ahead and layer another spritz of the same color and heat set again.

Unique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com20. Any extra spray on your mat- spritz with water to pool the color, and pounch manila tags into the color, heat setting in between layers. I did this with several Manila Tags #8.

Unique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com21. Take your tag that you stamped into the Texture paste, and generously spritz Distress Stain.

Unique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.comUnique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com22. Then heat set. It is so yummy how the color settles into the grooves.

Unique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.comUnique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com23. Turn the tag over and do the same. Playing with different color combos.

Unique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com24. Color some crinkle ribbon with Distress Stain Spray, and heat set.

Unique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com25. Start to figure out what order you would like your pages.

Unique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.comUnique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com26. Stack them together.

Unique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com27. I kept it simple binding this mini book together, just poke 2 holes along the fold line.

Unique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com28. Thread your waxed linen thread through and tie a square knot.

Unique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com29. Feed through an antique key, and trinket pin.

Unique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com30. Pin into the square knot.

Unique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com31. Place a curio knob through the hole from the tag on the cover.

Unique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com32. Tie crinkle ribbon on all the tag holes on the interior pages.

Unique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com33. Tie a long piece of crinkle ribbon to the curio knob.

Unique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com34. Feed through one of the phrases from the Alpha Parts, wrap the ribbon around the book and back to the curio knob where you can wrap it around to hold it close. Pick a few chit chat stickers, ink with your blending tool and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. Stick them to the cover of your book, and spread a little gel medium on top so they won’t fall off. I just used my finger.Unique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.comUnique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.comUnique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

Jenn Shurkus

Jenn ShurkusJenn is a forever 30 year old creative chick. She is a designer, creative instructor and artist that lives in New England, with her kitty Mister Harley and her boyfriend Chris. She’s been papercrafting for 20 years, and has played multiple roles in the paper craft industry as an independent store manager, designer and teacher. Jenn loves to show people new and clever ideas to design their cards and projects. She has a flair for the “artsy-fartsy” without going over the top. She designs her projects in the way to inspire, but not intimidate. Jenn is eager to share her creative passions with others and encourage their artistic growth. You can read more about her, and her handsome kitty Mister Harley and wicked cute boyfriend Chris on her blog {creative chick} http://www.shurkus.com/ as well as follow her creative endeavors on Instagram, Facebook, You Tube.