Experimenting with Sharpie Markers

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finished tag

Finding a package of Sharpie Markers, I remembered a craft that used them to make tie-dye shoes and shirts. I thought this technique should transfer to paper. So I experimented. The results weren’t the same but it still ended up interesting and colorful.

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sharpies

You can find a similar package of markers on Amazon. [Sharpie Markers]

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back side

The backside of the tag originally the front is less blended. It is interesting how the two sides ended up different.

close up

I love how the izink spray transformed this tag with a pearl effect and a visual blending of the colors.

Having Fun with Punches

for Tag it Tuesday

tag and card

This week’s tag is colorful and playful. I pulled out a variety of coordinating papers and my round punches. After punching out a bunch of circles, it was time to play.

papers

The card stock I am using came from CutCardStock. I picked colors and weights that went well together.

punches

I grabbed a variety of different sized circle punches. Use what you have on hand. This technique is meant to be playful and expressive.

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inside card

I had so much fun making the tag I used the left over punched circles and made a birthday card. They coordinate well together. I even added a few circles to the inside of the card.

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How to Dual Emboss

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card and tag

This week for Tag it Tuesday we are dual embossing. So what is that exactly? Using two embossing folders at the same time gives your cardstock two different embossed designs.

materials

After embossing and cutting out the tag, I swiped VersaMagix ink onto the designs. Using a paintbrush I then painted in the blank space between the embossing.

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close-up image

The word hello is die-cut from green cardstock covered with packing tape before cutting.

I liked the results so much that I took my test sample and turned it into a notecard. Let me know what you think about the dual embossing technique in the comments.

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Paint Swiping Technique

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both tags

This week’s tags use a paint-swiping technique that can end with very different results each time you do it. I am using premium paint from DecoArt that has a slightly transparent appearance.

tags in process

The image above shows the tags in process after the paint has dried. The colors are so vibrant on their own, that it was hard to add additional items on top of the paint.

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close-up

The close-up image shows how the paint bends together. *This premium paint by DecoArt has been discontinued. If you find it available, buy it now. I am happy to have a few tubes of it for future use.

Tag it Tuesday – Donations

finished tag

This week’s tag is created with materials that were donated to me by DecoArt, TCW, and AALL & Create. I started with a painted piece of cardstock. The cardstock had paint that was left over from another project but I knew I wanted to use it. The colors were too pretty not to do something with them. So I cut the piece into a tag.

materials

Using a stencil from Divinity Designs, I covered the tag with stencil butter from TCW. I knew I wanted a stencil that wouldn’t cover too much of the paint colors and this floral design worked well.

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In this close-up image, you can see how well the colors work together.

Watercolor and Printables Tag

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This week’s tag combines a small watercolor sample and printables from the store to create a rustic-themed tag. The colors in the wood printable are subtle and repeated in the small watercolor.

Printables:

My favorite printer brand for many years has been HP. I also use their ink supply service where I pay a monthly fee and they send me ink cartridges as needed. It comes out to be a lot less money this way. The HP Envy Inspire is a great-priced machine that will produce beautiful prints.

And if you are looking for a great crafting weight paper for printables, I have been using HP Project Paper. It is heavier than copier paper but not quite as heavy as cardstock. It is a great medium weight for layering, folding, and more!

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close-up tag

The close-up image shows so much detail in the printable colors and texture to the subtle ink blending around the edges. You can see how simple the watercolor painting is and how it works well when cropped into a circle.

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A Simple DIY Foil Technique for Tag it Tuesday

finished tag

This week’s tag uses aluminum foil for an embossing technique. Using aluminum foil for crafting offers a variety of different looks. I applied foil onto the cardstock and then embossed it. From there, I roughed up the embossed image and applied ink.

embossed foil

Here is a close-up look at the embossed foil and cardstock. You can see some of the sanded surfaces on the raised image. This step is optional and is not needed if you want to add ink. You do need to be gentle if you choose to sand the foil because it can tear easily.

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Faux Texture Paste – Tag it Tuesday

finished tag

This week’s tag uses a household product as a faux texture paste. I started with white ink and it didn’t work as well as I envisioned. I added sequins, ink blended the edges, and a raised sentiment. While the sequins darkened the look, they also added a bit of sparkle when moved in the light.

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In the close-up image you can see the depth and texture of the paste. I like the activity created by the pinwheel stencil.

Materials:

  • stamp and die set from OneDaySavings. https://bit.ly/3YCrMWc
  • Stencil and Paper from Brutus Monroe
  • Sequins – Spellbinders
  • Ink – Makers Forte

Embed Technique – Tag it Tuesday

finished tag

This week’s Tag it Tuesday shares a paper embedding technique using an embossing folder. The technique is simple and one you might overlook but the results are amazing.

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close-up image of tag

The close-up image shows how the double-layered paper appears embedded by the embossing. The cutout circles remind me of a compass and now I think the word wander would have been a great choice! Have you tried this technique?

Recycled Tag

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finished tag

Recycle and up-cycle are nice words for trash. In this tutorial, we are using trash to create a tag. Craft materials don’t have to be fancy and if you keep your eyes open, you can find a lot of different materials for free. The tag base is from a Kleenex box and the decoupage element is a layer from a napkin.

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close-up

The close-up image shows the detail and texture created by the layers. The pattern on this box is so nice, that I am going to die-cut some shapes and keep them for future projects.

What free (or trash) items have you used in your crafting?