Hello!!! Happy New Year!!! I hope your holidays were good!! We had a great time with family and friends both Christmas weekend and New Year's weekend.
I stayed in from the shop today to play catch up in the house and to get in a little play time. The very start of this tag came yesterday before our daughter and her family headed home. I was showing her how you could put Ranger's Archival Ink reinker on your craft mat, add rubbing alcohol and put your paper through the puddle. The reinker colors I used were bright tangelo, paradise teal and shadow grey. (they just happened to be close to grab). I also dripped a little bright tangelo on the tag and sprayed on more rubbing alcohol. Oh, this is a Distress Heavy Weight Mixed Media tag that I just got - Love!!! So that tag was sitting here this morning and I just went with it. I stenciled and stamped (Wendy Vecchi Sunburst stencil and Ticking background stamp) with Paradise Teal ink and rubbed a bit of the ink around the edges. I splattered white gesso over the tag. Lastly I stenciled Gold Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi) through a stencil (Stencil Girl Circle 9).
For the flower I used the same Stencil Girl stencil. There are multiple sizes of the different images on the stencil. On the background I used the smallest and for the individual flower I used the medium size. I stenciled the image onto a scrap of white cardstock with embossing ink (Ranger) and embossed with Stream Embossing Powder (Ranger - a discontinued powder from the Adirondack line). I then sprayed the piece with Distress Spray Stain, dried it with a heat tool, wiped the stain off the embossing, cut out the image and also cut between the petals. (In the picture, the spray is still wet)
The words are a stamp from the set, I Don't Tell You Often Enough #5933 (Quietfire Design). I stamped with Archival Ink Jet Black onto a scrap of Mixed Media Cardstock (Ranger), cut the words out and edged the pieces with Paradise Teal. The "cluster" is some gold fibers, a piece of cheese cloth, velvet leaves, and the flower (shaped and a brad added to the center). The words were glued on, added dots of Caribbean Coast Enamel Accents (Ranger), and tied gold ribbon to the top.
I'm entering this into Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #32, Put a Stencil On It.