Saturday, 26 March 2011

Tags with distress stains

I've been playing with my new distress stains today.  For this top one I put the ink on the craft mat and swooshed the tag through the ink.  I inked up my splodges stamp with walnut distress stain and stamped with it.  I used forest moss to stamp on the left side with a script stamp.  I added the cogs and distressed the edges with my paper distresser and edged with walnut stain stain.  I finished by adding the fibres.

I did the same with this one and ran it through a cuttlebug embossing folder.  I distressed the right hand edge and left it raw.  I coloured the image with the blue stains, faded jeans on the left and weathered wood on the right.

I was trying out different tags and this started off as a brown tag.  I ran it through the circles embossing folder and used walnut stain distress 'ink' to hi-light the raised area.  I added an old used stamp to the bottom corner.

I inked this tag up direct from the bottles and spritzed it with water before drying it off with a heat gun.  I inked the script stamp with forest moss stain and stamped the right side of the tag.  I ran the left side of the tag through the bark sam poole embossing folder.  Again I inked over the raised area with walnut stain distress 'ink'.  Added a piece of hessian, an image and a piece of tissue tape.


Von said...

Owww I need them :) the bottom one has to be my fave ;P
Von x

Chris said...

Fab tags, Sam. The backgrounds look brilliant. I've resisted temptation so far. May now have to put them on the wishlist. lol

downrightcrafty said...

Great depth to these tags Sam think I like the circle one best of all
Hugs Kate xx

cockney blonde said...

I don't seem to be in a grungy distress phase at the moment but I couldn't be tempted to convert having seen these tags. I especially lurve the top one, x

Zoechaos said...

You had fun then! Love all these earthy tones so bright and blending so well together great set of tags. XOXO Zoe

Minxy said...

Oh looking good..maybe i'll have to play with mine today, you've got some great effects :D

Shairon said...

These are gorgeous tags Sam. I have fallen in love with the top one! xx

Dolly Daydreams said...

My fave are the two little girls but all of them are gorgeous those inks stains are fab.


LazyKay said...

These are really good, love the way you've used the colours.


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