Inky Tags

Hello, Chari here today and I have a very inky project to share.  I played with Swirly Twirly Tags and a lot of distress ink and water to make some fun, colorful tags.

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I took a few pictures as I made these tags to show my process...First I heat embossed the tag stamp on watercolor paper with versafine black ink and clear embossing powder.

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For each tag I used two colors of distress ink, a lighter and a darker color.  I put some of the lighter ink on my craft sheet and sprayed with some water.

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Then I placed my paper face down into the watery ink and pressed it down to evenly distribute the ink on the paper.

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I used my heat tool to dry the ink before applying the darker color.  For the darker color I didn't use as much water and I didn't press the paper into the ink as much so that it would be more splotchy.

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I also flicked some perfect pearl mist with a paint brush onto the tags as well for a little extra shine.  Sometimes it's pretty fun to just get super messy and inky. :)




8 comments

  1. Oh cool!!!!!!! LOVE the way that looks on the tags!! So fun!!! Thank you for the mini tutorial!

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  2. Great tags. Love how you did them.

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  3. Oh Chari these tags are awesome! I have not played with my distress inks and water in awhile. This makes me want to get all messy and inked up!! I love how these turned out. They are the perfect size to tuck into mini albums and for gifts! Love them!

    Hugs,
    Jo
    xox

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  4. K, well these are just fabulous! Awesome technique and beautiful result Chari :)

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  5. Turned fantastic - looks quite easy too :)

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