One of my creations while doing the review was this tag, and I wanted to share it with you all. It was super fun to make!
I started out by stamping the tag with the big background stamp from Tim Holtz's new stamp set, Papillon. (LOVE this set!) I inked the stamp with four different blue distress inks to get some variation in color. Then, while the ink was still wet, I used a floofy brush to swipe some Pearl colored Perfect Pearl powder over it - the shimmer is just gorgeous! (Though, in retrospect, the shimmer did dampen quite a bit after my further steps...) Then, I used foam ink blending tools to add color to the tag - blues and browns. I edged the tag with Walnut stain. I sprayed some water in my hand and dripped it onto the tag, let it sit on the tag a bit, then used a towel to mop it up - it left a watery look on the tag that I love. I used black Archival ink to stamp the butterflies, and I used my Viva Decor Pearl Pen in black to add the little dimensional dots to the butterflies.
I punched the side tag from some of Donna Salazar's Artistic paper. I inked it, and attached it with my Tiny Attacher. I colored some alphabet stickers from Making Memories, using Distress Inks, and put them on the tag to spell "Fly."
For the bottle caps, the top one is a punched image from Bottle Cap Inc., covered by an epoxy sticker, and the lower one is a punched image from them as well, but I melted UTEE over it (in my toaster oven).
I added fibers to the top of the tag. I put one of Tim Holtz's tiny safety pins through the fibers, and attached one of his typewriter key tags to the pin; I added a tiny punched butterfly (from a Martha Stewart butterfly punch), and put the epoxy sticker over it.
I had so much fun making this tag - I definitely will be doing more things with melted UTEE!!! And this stamp set is quickly becoming my favorite...so you'll probably be seeing a lot of it!
Have you been making any art lately? I'd love to see links!!