Inspired by Tim Holtz
You may be wondering why I am not putting ribbon and charms through the top of my tags. I am putting them onto a huge jump ring sort of like a lose mini album.
Tim Holtz –Blending tool
– Paint Dabber Snow Cap
– Re inkers in Vintage Photo and Antique Linen
– Alcohol ink in Ginger, Lettuce and Gold
– Glossy Accents
Cake decorating tools
Kaiser Latte Pearls
Prima Say it in Crystals (not sure which one sorry it was in a pile of Bling)
Heidi Swapp Edge Distresser
Christmas Seal Sticker
Die-Namics Die 5 petal flowers (is a 3 one) sorry I looked for the name but cannot find the die at present
Now this did present a challenge to me not owning any glassine. So here is my faux (a lot lighter and similar but very different) Glassine technique
- Tear off a length of baking paper (don’t go to big with this as you will be alcohol inking for a very very very long time if you do. I did enough to make about 4 flowers with 2 of each of the larger size petals and one of the teeny petal to hug the pearl)
- Scrunch it up into a small ball, and then repeat until you are happy with the crinkles on your Baking Paper
- Spread it out on your craft sheet and flatten it out as much as possible (DO NOT IRON IT FLAT or you will only get an very very very light version when you ink it and it will take way more alcohol ink)
- Generously ink your felt with ginger alcohol ink and swipe it in long strokes over your baking paper (have your heat tool handy and ready to go)
- Heat with your heat tool. Do not be alarmed at how much seeps into the baking paper, Repeat this process until you are happy with the depth of your Brown inked lines (use your blending solution when needed)
- Flip over your baking paper (do not do this on the same side as the colour will blend into the darkest one) and take your lettuce alcohol ink. Ink a new felt with this and repeat the process until you’re happy with the depth of colour. Do not expect this to go as dark as glassine it more tints the baking paper
- Do a final coat over your lettuce of gold (I did mine by using a fresh felt and adding the gold mixative and dabbing a little blending soloution in the middle of each one) then heat and repeat if you want a bit more depth and shimmer
Now for the actual Tag
- Use the background technique from Day 4 and also posted on today’s tag (if you do not have the distress stains see my day 4 post for how I did this and substitute the blues for shades of brown and use a little more snow cap)
- Fold your baking paper to fit your die (you can cut quite a few flowers at once) and roll through your die cutting machine (I have a bug and used the c, b and a plates)
- Now make your flowers by using 2 of each of the larger sizes and one of the smallest flowers. Use your ball tool and push it into the centre of each petal and pull back towards you. Do this for each petal.
- Assemble your flower with a small dot of glossy accents in the middle. Place each petal in-between the outer petals. Then finish with a large latte pearl in the centre
- Cut your say it in crystals into two pieces (I do this so that the flowers do not hide too much of the Bling) I had also cut some off this to use in other projects. This was a corner one. Decide where you want to position the flourishes and stick them down.
- Bunch up 3 of your flowers. I used a little glossy accents on the sides to glue them together. Then place a little underneath to secure them onto your tag
- Place your other flower at the top right corner and glue in place
- Add your Christmas sticker or stamps
The hardest part of this for me was experimenting to get a faux glassine. It will never be as dark as the original however I am really pleased with the result. Let me know if you think I should do a YouTube tutorial on this or using cake decorating tools to give your paper flowers shape.