Saturday, July 9, 2016

Everyday Observations with Joan

  Joan here today sharing a tag:
I was inspired by my husband Randy when he wore a bow tie to church last Sunday. I remembered I had a Cricut cartridge (Brooklyn Iron-On) with some cuts on it that would be perfect for making a tag. He is an avid book worm ... I mean reader and this
tag will make a  perfect bookmark for him.

I've listed directions and photos of the steps but did not list photos of the tag in progress.  Two thoughts on this:  One: I did not want to give you a perceived idea as to what your tag should look like.  There is no right or wrong way to do this ... and Two: I totally forgot to take the photos in between steps.  I got to excited about making the tag!
1) I gathered all my supplies
that I thought I would need.
2) To create a mask area I adhered strips of torn
tissue tape and applied them to the tag.
3) I placed a stencil over the tag and applied some
texture paste.  I dried with a heat gun.
4) I applied several colors of distress stain to my
craft sheet and lightly misted the tag with water. 
I swiped the tag through the stains to
create random colored areas. 

 I filled in areas on the tag using distress stain directly

from the bottle and misted with water to blend. 

I dried the tag with a heat gun.

5)  I placed another stencil over the tag and inked with
distress ink using a blending tool.


6) I used various colors of distress paint to alter my
metal word embellishment.
7) I then started to add my embellishments.
8) Some of the embellishments were sewn on to the tag.
9) I then distressed the edges of the tag with a distressing
 tool and inked the edges of the tag.
I added the rest of the embellishments.

The finished tag: