Distress Carved Christmas Gift Tags by Cheiron Brandon
Distress Carved Christmas Gift Tags by Cheiron Brandon

Distress Carved Christmas Gift Tags by Cheiron Brandon

By: Ranger |

Christmas | Tags | Tim Holtz Distress®

Cheiron Brandon shows you how to monoprint with stencils and sprays to help create fun, festive inky backgrounds using Tim Holtz Distress products.

Instructions

 

Hello there, crafty friends! It’s Cheiron Brandon here to share some quick and easy Christmas tags with you today. I am playing with a fun technique that I have not done in a while, monoprinting with stencils to help create fun, festive inky backgrounds and adding stamped images complete with messages that practically stand on their own.  

 

 

Distress Carved Christmas Gift Tags Step 1

Step 1: Spray the inks onto your stencil inside of a splat box. I used a combo of inks and oxides for this and will list the color combos for each of the three tags at the bottom of this post in case you want to try them for yourself. Keep in mind if you are using words or music you will want to spray on the back of your stencil, or they will print backwards! 

 


Distress Carved Christmas Gift Tags Step 2

Step 2: Pick up the inky stencil carefully and turn it over and place it onto one of your tags ink-side down.  

 

 

Distress Carved Christmas Gift Tags Step 3

Step 3: Press a paper towel (or rag) over the stencil and press down gently. This will absorb any excess ink that is coming up from under the stencil and able you to make your monoprint.  

 

 

Distress Carved Christmas Gift Tags Step 4

Step 4: Remove the stencil and dry your tag with a Heat Tool. 

 

 

Distress Carved Christmas Gift Tags Step 5

Step 5: Repeat steps 1-4 with different stencils if desired.  

 

 

Distress Carved Christmas Gift Tags Step 6

Step 6: Spray stencils with water using a Distress Sprayer to add some interest and move the inks around. Dry again with Heat Tool.  

 

 

Distress Carved Christmas Gift Tags Step 7

Step 7: Ink the edges of all the tags with Frayed Burlap Distress Inks.  

 

 

Distress Carved Christmas Gift Tags Step 8

Step 8: Stamp the images from the Carved Christmas in Distress Oxide inks (stamp onto the tags as well if you wish to get the carved lines that will be removed when we cut out the images in the next step). Dry the ink with a heat tool.  

 

 

Distress Carved Christmas Gift Tags Step 9

Step 9: Cut out images, distress the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink and add to the tags with foam tape.  

 

 

Distress Carved Christmas Gift Tags Finished

Step 10: Finish your tags by tying coordinating colors of Velvet Trims through the holes at the top of the tag.  

 

What can you do with these tags? Add them to a gift, gift bag, bottle of cheer or even to a card! They are super fun to create!

 

As promised ink and oxide spray color combos:  

 

Distress Carved Christmas Gift Tags Spray Combo 1

Combo 1: Iced Spruce Oxide Spray and Old Paper and Pumice Stone Distress Spray Stain  

 

 

Distress Carved Christmas Gift Tags Spray Combo 2

Combo 2: Villainous Potion Oxide Spray, Victorian Velvet and Chipped Sapphire Distress Spray Stain  

 

Distress Carved Christmas Gift Tags Spray Combo 3

Combo 3: Evergreen Bough Oxide Spray and Salvaged Patina and Salty Ocean Distress Spray Stain