We hope those you that follow us on Facebook are excited about the upcoming sneak peeks we told you about yesterday. Be sure to swing by tomorrow afternoon when we’ll be sharing the 1st of many of the products we’ll be releasing at the CHA Summer show!
To hold you over in the meantime, we have this awesome Distress Stains Masculine Tag by Marjie Kemper. In this tutorial you will learn how to create an interesting background using Distress Stains and a variety of inks, stamps, and Dylusions Stencils to make a clever tag. Let’s get started! For this project you will need:
- Ranger Surfaces Manila Craft Tags
- Tim Holtz® Distress Stains™: Tea Dye, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade
- Adirondack® Dye Ink Pads: Rust and Ginger
- Archival Ink™ #0 Pads: Jet Black
- Dylusions Stencils: Small Numbers
- Tim Holtz® Distress Paint: Black Soot
- Ranger Enamel Accents: Black
- Dylusions Ink Sprays: Cut Grass and Melted Chocolate
- Tim Holtz® Water Brush
- Heat it™ Craft Tool
- Ranger Ink Blending Tool & Foam
- Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet™
- Claudine Hellmuth Studio Multi-Medium
- Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz® Collection Cling Mount Stamps: Artful Artifacts CMS080, Way With Words CMS165, Classics #6 SCF006, Bitty Grunge CMS089, Basic Backgrounds DS020
- Tim Holtz idea-ology Grungeboard
- Tim Holtz Alterations by Sizzix: Vagabond Machine, Sizzix Mini Mustache Die, Sizzix Brick Texture Fade
- Tim Holtz by Tonic Studios Paper Distresser
Step 1: Squeeze a few colors of Distress Stains onto the craft sheet and swipe the tag once through the Stains. Dry with Heat-It tool.
Step 2: Repeat the process 2-3 times, building up layers of color, being sure to dry between each layer.
Step 3: Apply Archival Inks to fill in any areas desired. I did this with two tags, and cut my David out of one.
Step 4: Stamp the sentiment in Jet Black Archival Ink. Fill in the tag with background stamps and stenciling, using Rust and Ginger inks.
Step 5: Stamp a segment of the ledger border stamp wide enough to be a crown. Ink the edges with Jet Black Archival Ink. Adhere rickrack with Matte Multi-Medium. It dries clear, so no worries.
Step 6: Add Black Enamel Accents dots as jewels to top of crown.
Step 7: Distress the edges of the tag with the Paper Distresser. Apply Archival Ink to the rough edges using an Ink Blending Tool.
Step 8: Spritz some Melted Chocolate Dylusions Ink Spray onto Craft Mat. Using a water brush, pick up the color from the mat and color in any remaining white spots on the edges.
Step 9: Glue together two scraps of manila card and grunge paper. Diecut the mustache.
Step 10: Add texture to the mustache using the Sizzix Brick Texture Fade.
Step 11: Apply three coats of paint to the mustache using the paint dabber. Adhere mustache to David Adhere crown to David, and David to tag using Matte Multi-Medium.