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A Summer Night Dylusions Tag by Josefine Fourage

A Summer Night Dylusions Tag by Josefine Fourage
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Hi, and welcome to a new tutorial. This is Josefine and today I’m sharing a fun technique on how you can add fabric to your tags and how to use the small, round Gel Plate for bright and cheery accents.

I love Dyan’s style and that it allows me to step out of my comfort zones, work with bright colors, design with odd shapes, fancy images and so much more. I couldn’t decide on an idea for just one art journal page, so I made an entire journal. Let’s jump right in 🙂

A Summer Night Dylusions Tag by Josefine Fourage | www.rangerink.com

Step 1: First, I wanted to dye the fabric. Muslin is perfect for those techniques, so I ripped a few strips off of a larger piece and spritzed After Midnight, Calypso Teal and Polished Jade Dylusions Ink Sprays on top. I saturated the fabric strips really well and then crinkled them up to let them dry like this.

A Summer Night Dylusions Tag by Josefine Fourage | www.rangerink.com

Step 2: For the tag, I used a size 12 Mixed Media Cardstock Dylusions Tag and blended Dylusions Paint in Pure Sunshine, Squeezed Orange, Tangerine Dream and Peony Blush with a baby wipe all over it. After the first layer was dry, I added a second layer to make the colors even brighter.

A Summer Night Dylusions Tag by Josefine Fourage | www.rangerink.com

Step 3: The tag needed some texture. I love to use a Gel Plate for that and the set of 3 from Ranger has great sizes to play around with. I didn’t want to create a monoprint on the entire tag at once, so I decided to use the 3 1/2″ x 6 3/4″ size rectangle and a few of the small Dylusions stencils. Then I used the same Dylusions paints, spread them onto the Gel Plate and pressed parts of the tag on top.

A Summer Night Dylusions Tag by Josefine Fourage | www.rangerink.com

Step 4: First, I used the Sugar Lumps stencil and for the second layer the Giraffe stencil. Both have similar shape styles, but are different enough to create an interesting background.

A Summer Night Dylusions Tag by Josefine Fourage | www.rangerink.com

Step 5: Layer number 3 is combining the 3” round Gel Plate with the Holes stencil. I placed the stencil on top of the tag, brayered Peony Blush onto the Gel Plate and then pressed the plate on top of the stencil. I did this a couple of times, all over the stencil. In addition, I added a few circles without the stencil in between to the tag.

A Summer Night Dylusions Tag by Josefine Fourage | www.rangerink.com

Step 6: To add even more interest to the circles, I used the same technique – with and without the stencil – but this time with a contrasting color. I thought that white would be perfect as I wanted to keep the overall color scheme bright and cheery.

A Summer Night Dylusions Tag by Josefine Fourage | www.rangerink.com

Step 7: These bubbles now look like super fun polka dots and I highlighted a few of them with the Dylusions paint pens in Bubblegum Pink and Tangerine Dream. I used the same pens to add splatters all over the tag.

A Summer Night Dylusions Tag by Josefine Fourage | www.rangerink.com

Step 8: I felt like my background still needed a little something. After thinking about it for a little bit, I knew what it was – hearts. I wanted them to stand out and not blend into the background too much, so I stenciled them with the Hearts Border stencil and later outlined them with a black watercolor pencil.

A Summer Night Dylusions Tag by Josefine Fourage | www.rangerink.com

Step 9: I was done with the background. Next step was to prepare the tag for the muslin strips. I decided to weave them into the tag by cutting a few lines at the bottom third. Each paper strip is approx. 1.5” wide. Once I was done with that, I took the muslin strips and weaved it back and forth 5 times and adhered the overlapping pieces to the back.

A Summer Night Dylusions Tag by Josefine Fourage | www.rangerink.com

Step 10: For the final accent piece, I stamped the butterfly from the Flight of Fancy set using embossing ink, heat embossed it with clear embossing powder and then added Dylusions Ink in Calypso Teal and Polished Jade, plus a little Shimmer Spray in Fresh Lime and Calypso Teal to the wings. For the body of the butterfly, I used the sprays in Tangerine Dream and Lemon Zest and added a little shimmer with the Pure Sunshine Shimmer Spray. Now I adhered all of the pieces to the tag using foam tape.

I also added a sentiment from the Dylusions Colouring Sheet to the bottom of the tag and outlined the words with a black watercolor pencil.

A Summer Night Dylusions Tag by Josefine Fourage | www.rangerink.com

A Summer Night Dylusions Tag by Josefine Fourage | www.rangerink.com

A Summer Night Dylusions Tag by Josefine Fourage | www.rangerink.com

A Summer Night Dylusions Tag by Josefine Fourage | www.rangerink.com

A Summer Night Dylusions Tag by Josefine Fourage | www.rangerink.com

Josefine Fourage Hi, I am Josefine, blogger, designer and teacher for paper crafting projects. I discovered my creative side in 2014 when I moved from Germany to the US to be with my very supportive husband and our Rat Terrier “Freedom”. I started with simple layouts and handmade greeting cards and it evolved into art journaling and mixed media over time. Today, I love to experiment with different mediums and techniques (my favorite types of projects are messy and/or snarky) and to inspire others by sharing my enthusiasm online on my blog and over YouTube.

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