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Friday, 26 April 2013

Tags of 2013 - April

Tim's tag is here.
I looked at this early in the month and thought - oh crumbs, don't have distress paints, can't be doing with this. I kinda thought it might be an excuse to try some out but never got round to buying any so now I'm going to improvise. 

Took two tags and painted with a darkish brown colour (eco paints - Clay). (Two as always because I am going to inflict one of these masterpieces on some poor soul in due course hee hee). I've taken photosand added lots of description  because I am really not sure where this one is going and I'd like to rmember what I did (or what not to do!!). While those are drying I dug out some metal embellishments and plopped some colours on a craft mat. I'm just going with what I have!!

Well I wouldn't swear to it bit I think this is the kind of effect we are aiming for. Some of them still look like they need 'knocking back' or lifting with a bit of black or rub-ons, but I'll see what I feel about that later. While I was at it I 'patina'd' some card cogs and chipboard numbers - you have to work quicker with these because of the way the paint dries. The chipboard numbers came out surprisingly well - they came glittered so there are interesting bumps on them as well. Much better than the original!!

Now, to work on the background. Although I haven't got Distress Paints I am going to follow Tim's add water and swipe through  paints technique. Fingers crossed.

Ai Carumba that was messy!!

I am not a great 'smoosher'. It sounds and looks so simple when any one else does it, for me it usually means a very patchy, muddy tag while I am every color of the rainbow. And so it transpired. But after letting them dry and trying a second smoosh with a little sponging type help they are done. I will be the first to admit these don't really look like Tim's but as patina style backgrounds go they aren't bad. You will note there are now more than 2. Well there was a lot of paint to use up. I also don't know which ones had the base coat so that was probably unnecessary. The bottom row has had some extra inking and spritzing. 

Final touches, here are the CASED tags all finished and I like them more than I thought I would. Roll on next month!!


inkypinkycraft said...

your tags are fab! love how you have coloured up the embellies! hugs trace x

Monique said...

Your tags look great, love how they turned out!
I haven't got any distress paints as well and am not about to buy them either. I feel encouraged now to give it a go with what I've got. ThanX =)

Karen said...

Gorgeous Tags Cindy and i love those embellishments xo

Helen said...

Love the story of how you made these, and they look fabulous!!

Krisha said...

So glad you shared your process. They are beautiful!!

Neet said...

Wow Cindy - these are fabulous! What a great end result.
Hugs, Neet
ps check the new challenge on Artful Times please - you will know hat I was on about then. xx

Netty said...

terrific tags, hugs Annette x

chrissies said...

Terrific end product Cinday and you made it sound so simple--apart from the mess :(

Have a lovely weekend

Chrissie x

Fuchsia said...

Love them Cindy colors are perfect !

soccermom23 said...

These are fantastic. I am such a Tim fan. Great job.

Rein said...

These are gorgeous!

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