Monday, December 5, 2011

12 Tags of Christmas Day 5

Day 5 and I'm getting mine done early - I just have to say that I LOVE this background technique!!! You may remember that I did a version of this on glass charms for Halloween - you can see my tutorial on the Gingersnap Creations blog HERE - and it's just such a fun resist look. Definitely make sure to blot and blot and then blot some more before you buff with your towel or you will rub it all off and have to start again - yes, I know this from experience ;-) But, it's simple to start again because you're working with acetate - just add blending solution to wipe it all off and try again. Ahhh, the joys of being a perfectionist!!! One other tip I have: I have found that Glossy Accents and alcohol ink really do not like each other and that's why Tim tells you to just put it on the edges to adhere your acetate to the tag. The Glossy Accents tends to blend and bleed the alcohol ink kind of melting and destroying any patterns you've created. I have found that Diamond Glaze does not cause this and allows me to put a thin layer on the whole receiving surface (the paper tag) and then set the acetate on top adhering it more securely. I'll be back later in the week to play catch-up so until then, have fun making tags!

12 comments:

Janine said...

Oh I love this one, love the colours. ave a great week Penny.

Juls said...

fabulous!!! Love the vibrant colour of your tags!!! Hugs Juls

Maggie said...

Gorgeous tag Penny I love this technique too!

Maggie

lynne said...

Vibrant and festive but still with that special Penny touch.
Wishes
Lynne

Anita Houston said...

Perfect technique! I love your bow placement as well!

minnie_mac said...

Gorgeous colourful tag.

Marilyn

Shelly Hickox said...

Thanks so much for the Diamond Glaze advice! I used it and it worked great. Your tag is perfect!

Anita Houston said...

I love your tag...very clean and well done! I like how you placed your bow off to the side as well!

Tamara said...

what a nice tag.

Tamara said...

what a nice tag.

Shar said...

Very pretty wreath! Beautifully done!

Evelyn S. said...

Oh, how delightful this tag is!!!