Monday, 28 February 2011


One Stamp, one technique, six colour schemes...six different looks!

I made a set of six tags last week, using the main Tatty Button image and a resist technique that was inspired by an article in an ATC workshop book by Bernie Berlin and a project in Craft Stamper magazine. I wanted to see if I could create six different looks just by changing the colour schemes and embellishments.

The first three were created using brightly coloured acrylic paints...staying true to the magazine project. The pink/purple colour scheme tag has lots of nice silver highlights in it that don't show very well in the photo but I think I want to add more silver at some point....maybe some silver wire either threaded into the fibres or wrapped around the actual tag.
The final three were created using more natural shades and distress look with Tim Holtz Distress inks.......I think these three are my favourites. The red/pink shades tag hasn't really been done justice in this's really quite pretty. Close up of this tag shows how I also splattered the coloured tag with water that they reacted with the Distress Inks and gave it a more distressed and aged look. I also stamped and cut out three of the Tatty Flower image and layered them up for a dimensional embellishment.
Close up of the green shades tag with a wooden button embellishment. This my favourite tag.
I didn't have time to photograph each individual stage of the resist technique but I'm going to do a mini tutorial on it here very watch this space!