Saturday, March 15, 2008

Scrapbooking 201: Distressed tags

Distressed Tags

Supply List:

Office supply tags (any size)
Tim Holtz’s Distressed inks
Spritzer bottle filled with water
Craft iron
Craft pad

1. Take the tag and crumple up. Uncrumple and recrumple more. Do this a number of times so there is lots of crinkles in it. Then flatten back out.
2. Place the tags on the craft pad. Take your distress ink pad, remove lid, and flip it up side down. Rub the ink pad all over the tag, inking all of the ‘mountains’ or creases. Don’t worry if it looks too dark, it will be ok.
3. Do this step where a little water won’t mess up anything else you are working on. Once you have most of the mountains inked, spritz the tag with lots of water, like 5 or 6 squirts. The water and ink will float down into the ‘valleys’ and pool up – that is fine.
4. Now get out that craft iron and iron your tags flat – this will flatten them back out and dry them at the same time. Oh these turn out wonderful.

Tim Holtz’s Distressed Inks Color combination suggestions:

·Weathered Wood and walnut stain
·Antique Linen and Vintage Photo
·Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo (jungle)
·Mustard Seed and Tea Dye
·Fired Brick and Black Soot

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