Hello April, Hello Spring.
It is time to my monthly tag again, and I tried to keep this one simple but elegant.
Manilla tag - Gesso - Distress inks: Bundle Sage,Vintage Photo,Frayed Burlap & Peeled Paint.
Tacky Glue - hot glue gun - glossy accents(for glue-ing metal parts)
calender stamp - old bookpage - spray bottle with water - tule - flowers - some beads
stickpin - wire - twine - needle and tread - heat tool - blending tool
Get your tag out, some Gesso, a brush and some netting.(I used some netting from oranges)
place your netting over your tag and tape it down with some craft tape or painters tape.
Now pounch with your brush, the Gesso all over your tag. It is okay if there is a thicker layer in some spots. It only will leave extra charm.
while your netting is still over your tag, and the Gesso is still wet, you could sprinkle some glitters over it. (optional)
I used Glamour Dust from Deco Art.
remove your netting. Dont you just love that texture?!!!!
heat dry the Gesso.
Swipe, with your Bundle Sage distress inkpad, over your craft sheet. spray some water over it and press down your tag in it.
It comes out something like this:
You can repeat that step for more color.
To add even more color, take your blending tool and apply more Bundle Sage ink to your tag.
Wipe with a little damp cloth, carefully the color of the Gesso.
Get out your tacky glue and an old bookpage.
Apply glue, at the left side, to your tag like in the picture below
Get your old book page over it, press it down a little, so that the glue
will spread a little. Let it air dry.
In the meantime, you can stamp your calender and
create your flowers. You can find a tutorial for these flowers HERE
(I changed mine in color and added some white puffy paint to the edges of the rose)
After your book page is completely dry, spritz it a little with water
Make sure it is pretty wet.
gently rub off the acces, till it looks something like this:
Distress your edges with a scissor or edge-distresser and ink them up.
I used Vintage Photo and Frayed Burlap.
now, to create some tulle leaves,
get a piece of tulle 4.5" x 2" and color this with Peeled Paint distress ink.
let it dry for a while
cut it in 2 parts.(2 leaves)
to make your leave, fold one part double like in the picture.
fold the edges towards the middle and get a needle and tread (maybe that should be the other way around)
run it through both layers. something like this
pull the tread and give it a few stitches.
shape the leave with your fingers. Again with the second part of tulle.
I had this idea after I had seen a rosebud tutorial by Lisa Gregory.
Now here comes the fun part!!!!!!
get 2 stems or little pieces of wire and shape them. (I use a cocktail pricker for this) some twine, (wrap it into 2 circles) a stickpin, or like I did a big glass bead and make a stickpin of it, and 3 metal spacers or pearls whatever you like.
glue everything down with a hot glue gun, after your own liking.
if you are glue-ing down metal parts, it is best to use glossy accents.
I add some Iridescent Medium (by Windsor and Newton) to give it
that extra little bit of shimmer. You could also use some diamond stickles for it.
add your ribbon to the top, and your tag is done.
Here are some close ups:
I Hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and try it out... it is fun!!
I'll be back soon with the projects I created for MCS.