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Timestamp: 2008-08-06 13:38:51 UTC
Congratulations Sarah Hemphill - blog Vintage Figments
I have really enjoyed watching your talent evolve over the last few years. This card is awesome. One of my favorite techniques is enameling...need to play with it more often.
Thanks for the nice compliment Sarah, email me to claim your Rubber bucks!
I have been asked why I make tags. There are several reasons for this #1 being I love making tags! Tags are the perfect little canvases to create your art on. Shipping tags have a coating on them making them easier to work with especially when saturating with distress inks. Tags are the perfect way to showcase a variety of images and techniques for the stamp companies I represent to show off their images at stamp conventions. Secondly, I am asked how to incorporate the tags in papercrafting. Tags make artistic bookmarks, make an impact when added to a card front and add interest to scrapbook pages. You can also put tags in a binder to have a technique book for reference. You can make a tag book by tying the tags together with ribbons or fibers or use a binder ring. You can find many examples of tag art by clicking on Tag Art on the left side of my tool bar. Have fun with them, you will be hooked too!
I used an acrylic resist for this example. The moon was made by punching a scrap of blank rubber with a circle punch and mounting on easy mount. To create the resist, ink the images you want to resist with acrylic paint daubers (white here) and stamp on the tag. Let dry and then spritz the tag with a mixture of Distress ink/water/perfect pearls. I used Walnut Stain/Gold, Fired Brick/Bronze & Dried Marigold/Copper here. Let dry and iron the tag. (this can also speed up the drying process) Stamp the remaining images using black ink over the top, sponge edges and you are done. Images and inks are all available from
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