First I want to thank everyone who left a comment
on my Swirlydoos projects. I really appreciate that you all taking the time to do so.
This month's tag was rescheduled, because of my DT work.
But here it is:
Ranger Craft tag - Border stamp (I used a Viva Decor one) Chandlelier stamp -
script stamp - Versa mark or distress embossing ink - Archival ink jet black -
White embossing powder - heatgun - Iridescent medium (Windsor&Newton)
or a pearlized glimmer mist - Distress ink: peeled paint and frayed burlap -
an Aqua mist (I made my own) Glossy Accents - Paint dabber silver -
Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint - Rock Candy Distress stickles -
Stickles: diamond and silver - a doily (4,5#) scrap of lace -
pearls or liquid pearls - Diamond Dust - 2 butterflies - hot glue gun.
Take your borderstamp and ink it up with a clear embossing ink, and stamp your border along the right side of your tag. Poor white embossing powder over it.
Tap it off and heatset it.
Take your Chandlelier stamp and stamp it at the right top of your tag, using Archival ink.
Take an aqua mist, or make your own, by using the next ingredients.
Put 8 drops of Distress re-inker Broken China in your mini mister.
Add a little scoop of Pearl-Ex micro powder, and fill your mister to just above the tiny R (from Ranger) with water. Shake well.
Spritz in a diagonal way over your tag, leave the top right and bottom left blanc.
Heat dry your tag.
Look at all that shimmer... I love it!!!!
Take your peeled paint inkpad and a blending tool.
Ink up the top right corner and bottom left.
Take your 4.5# doily and cut it in half. Make a straight cut...
you will see why in a minute.
Lay one piece over your tag. Make sure the sides are lined up. (mine is a little of, because I didn't cut straight)
Take your script stamp. Ink it up with Archival ink and stamp right over the doily and your tag, something like in the picture above.
When you lift up your stamp you have a great stamped script, on both your doily and your tag. We need that, cause we need to line it up together in a bit.
Take your doily off. Turn it up side down.
I like to recycle, so I cut a box up in little pieces and start to adhere that
to the back of the doily. I added 2 layers.
Sure I could have used foam tape but I didn't.
Glue your doily to your tag, make sure you're lined up with your stamped text.
Mix some Iridescent medium, water and a little amount of metalic silver paint.
Get the inside circle of your doily covered up with it. Heat set it and add some Frayed Burlap distress ink to age your doily.
Add, randomly, some drops of Glossy Accents to your tag.
Add some Diamond Dust (glas glitter) to the top and bottom of your doily. I used Glossy Accents to stick the glass down.
Cut out 2 sizes Butterflies. Cover them in a nice layer of Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint and let it dry.
Once dried, I rubbed some Frayed Burlap Distress Ink into the cracks of the wings.
And I even added a thin layer of Rock Candy Distress Stickles.
Look at that texture.
Glue your little butterfly on top of the bigger one.
I took a small thread and made some knots in the ends. Using this for antenna's
Glued the antenna's to the back of the butterflies.
Secured them with a little scrap of paper. Set your butterflies aside for later use.
Take a scrap of lace and a little bit of Silver metallic paint.
Cover your lace with the paint, but let the original color of the lace, shine through a bit. Let it dry.
Take your hot glue gun and glue the butterflies in place, onto your doily.
and a close up
Glue your painted lace at the bottom of your tag and add some pearls, or liquid ones.
Also place some little pearls onto your stamped Chandlelier. I added some diamond stickles to the candles.
Put a row of silver stickles on your stamped border.
We are almost done now....
Look at the dimension
Now for the final touch:
Write the word July on a piece of paper. Distress it and ink the edges.
I glued my written *JULY* to a little piece of wood, which I also treated with some silver metallic paint. Glue it to your tag. And you are done.
Hope you enjoyed this month's calender tag.
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