Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Hope, Faith, Love Mixed Media Tag

Hello! Dawn Rene here to share a mixed media tag I created with three TRC stamp sets - Music Notes, Faith, Hope, Love, and Words of Inspiration.

Here are a the steps I took in creating the tag - 

TRC Tag Designs By Dawn Rene wm

1. First I cut out an over sized tag from white card stock 8" x 3.5". I stamped the Words of Inspiration on the tag with Perfect Medium and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

2. I used Faber-Castell Gelatos and Dylusions Ink Spray to color the background of the tag. The white embossing powder provided a resist.
TRC Tag Hope Love Faith 1   TRC Tag Hope Love Faith 2

3. Then I stamped the Music Notes randomly on the tag - using both first generation and second generation images. Second generation images are ones that I stamp off the project first then on the project so the image is a little lighter.

4. Next I distressed the edge of the tag with brown ink and backed the tag with brown cardstock to make it more sturdy.
TRC Tag Hope Love Faith 3   TRC Tag Hope Love Faith 4

5. I punch a hole in the top, added an eyelet, and various blue, orange and white fibers.

6. Then I started working on the sentiments which I stamped on canvas strayed with Dylusions Ink. I cut out the sentiments from the canvas and frayed the edges.

TIP #1: If you want the color to be more vibrant, wet the canvas before spraying it with the ink. The more layers of colors you spray the darker it colors get on the canvas.

TIP #2: If you want the stamp (in this case the sentiments) to have more crisp lines - let the background canvas dry completely before stamping on it. If you stamp on the wet canvas the lines will blur or bleed. I like the blurred look of stamps sometimes on a wet background but for the words I thought the lines needed to be crisper so I waited for the canvas to dry first.

TRC Tag Hope Love Faith 5     TRC Tag Hope Love Faith 6

7. I sprayed paper flowers with Dylusions Ink Spray as well. After they dried I attached them to the tag and added buttons to the center.
TRC Tag Hope Love Faith 7

8. The final step was adding eyelets across the bottom of the tag with fibers.
TRC Tag Hope Love Faith wm

Thanks for stopping by!
Dawn Rene

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe - Music Notes, Faith, Hope, Love, and Words of Inspiration
Paper: CTMH White and Brown Cardstock
Ink: The Rubber Cafe - Faber-Castell Gelatos, Dylusions Ink Spray, Memento Cocoa Ink
Adhesive: The Rubber Cafe Scrap Happy Glue
Embossing: Ranger Perfect Medium, White Embossing Powder
Embellishments: Buttons, Eyelets, Fibers, Brads, Paper Flowers


Kristine Reynolds said...

beautiful tag!

Unknown said...

Super cute, love the background!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous. Love the music notes.
Fantastic tips too, I love my dylusions so much fun ! X