Friday, April 08, 2011

Bottle Caps, UTEE and Distress Inks - a new tag!

I had the pleasure of reviewing some great products from Bottle Cap, Inc., for Craft Test Dummies - you need to go check out my review posted today over there!!  They really have some cool stuff to play with, including some fun jewelry!!

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 you'll probably be seeing a lot of it!

Have you been making any art lately?  I'd love to see links!!


Sally said...

Your tag looks great! I love the bottlecaps. I have a bunch in my drawer. In the past, I've used them to make magnets which turn out really cute.

Prior said...

love the tags and those tutus are too cute! Lezlee


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