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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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. :)


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

  2. 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!


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

  4. Turned fantastic - looks quite easy too :)


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