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Distress Stains Masculine Tag by Marjie Kemper


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:



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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.

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Step 2: Repeat the process 2-3 times, building up layers of color, being sure to dry between each layer.

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Step 3: Apply Archival Inks to fill in any areas desired. I did this with two tags, and cut my David out of one.

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Step 4: Stamp the sentiment in Jet Black Archival Ink. Fill in the tag with background stamps and stenciling, using Rust and Ginger inks.

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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.

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Step 6: Add Black Enamel Accents dots as jewels to top of crown.

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Step 7: Distress the edges of the tag with the Paper Distresser. Apply Archival Ink to the rough edges using an Ink Blending Tool.

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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.

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Step 9: Glue together two scraps of manila card and grunge paper. Diecut the mustache.

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Step 10: Add texture to the mustache using the Sizzix Brick Texture Fade.

Distress Stains Masculine Tag

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.


21 thoughts on “Distress Stains Masculine Tag by Marjie Kemper

  1. I love the colors! The mustache fits perfectly on that stamp image, so cool!

  2. Completely fabulous tag, Marjie – love the colours and layers in the background, and “King David” looks magnificent!
    Alison x

  3. This fabulous tag just made me smile – I love it! So much fun and thank you for sharing your techniques. Hugs, Anne x

  4. Love your masculine tag, lovely deep colours and i think Michelangelo miight have added a ‘tach’ if he’d have been following Tim’s blog ! X