Sunday, December 5, 2010

Tags 4 and 5


Here are tags 4 and 5 and as you can see, I had to make a lot of substitutions! I didn't have the paper used in the background for tag 4, so I tried the suggestion for a watercolour snowflake effect from day 2. After stamping the snowflakes with 4-5 colors of DI's, I spritzed the tag with water and let the colors bleed. I also tried it on a watercolour paper tag, but the bleeding just made blobs of color and you lost the ability to tell they were snowflakes. A tip that I can add for the alcohol inked piece (mine is on a 7Gypsies journal jewelery piece); if you adhere the paper onto the back with Diamond Glaze instead of just using Glossy Accents on the very edge of the piece, you can retain all the layers of alcohol ink you've placed and the paper sticks better since it's adhered fully. I learned that Glossy Accents over alcohol ink causes it to bleed and destroy any patterns you created, but Diamond Glaze doesn't react with the alcohol ink. With my day 5 tag, I used a Santa stamp and a holly stamp from Oxford Impressions - Suzanne has the best vintage Christmas stamps to play with. I also found that when I looked through what was left of my metal numbers, I only had a 5 - maybe it would've worked for tag #5 on Dec.5th, but that wasn't the intent with the design, so I found other metal numbers to use. Tim's definitely not kidding when he tells you to WAIT before touching the metal you've just melted UTEE onto (and Distress EP also) - a big OUCH if you don't........not that I would know anything about that :-)

6 comments:

Netty said...

Totally gorgeous tags Penny and adore your interpretations. Brilliant. Annette x

Martina2801 said...

Your tags are delightful!!!!!
Fantastic pieces. I love them.

Kim said...

Your doing a great job; both with the substitutions and the tags!! They're beautiful!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Great tags, Penny. Your Day 5 is really fabulous! (I could not get inspired by that tag for some reason.)

Debbie K. said...

Beautiful work, Penny. Love the cute bells you used on Day 5. Wish I had the time to play along but I'm inspired by what others are creating:) Have fun!

PetraB said...

Stunning tags, love your interpretations.