Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Still Tagging It

Yes, I'm still playing with my Xmas supplies.  Never too early to start making tags for Christmas 2016 right?  wink*wink*  Actually I couldn't resist using the Penny Black stamps that I purchased too late for this year and to try out a new resist product with a fine line tip.  After stamping the images on watercolor paper ( inks won't bleed through the back) and coloring them with Kuretake brush pens (love the fine brush tip), I drew the masking fluid onto the image to protect it from watercoloring.      (This method avoids tedious image fussy cutting.) Once the masking fluid was dry, I randomly painted splotches or vague suns and trees using the Kuretake watercolor set.  (If you haven't treated yourself to an after Xmas gift, this watercolor set is a beauty and the colors are intense.)
Finally, I rubbed off the rubbery mask and added Wink of Stella white, Mister Huey white or Frantage white embossing powder to give the effect of snow.  The Martha Stewart sparkling yarn (snapped up from the clearance area in Hilo BFC store) was used for the ties.  A Let It Snow Paper Smooches die cut was added to the hedgehog tag.  Experimenting on tags with new products is a great way to build up a stash of Xmas tags before the next season comes rolling on....it will be here in a heartbeat....really!


Annette Allen said...

how totally fun.. i love the watercoloring..

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Ohhh, I love that Penny Black set. All of the images are full-on CUTE. We must think alike. I actually inked up two images from that set for next Christmas. Really love your card and tag. Happy New Year to you and your family.

Unknown said...

Haha, I love your thinking! Sweet tags using that fun masking fluid! Definitely love the idea of getting ahead for next year since I still have all my holiday stamps out!