Tuesday, September 30, 2014

September tag

Hello all!

I'm heavy into preparation for my October cemetery tour, but I'm popping in long enough to share my September tag with you:

Materials/tools used:
 - Ranger Inkssentials Black tags
 - Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
 - Ranger Alcohol Inks: Bottle, Citrus, Denim, Eggplant, Juniper, Lake Mist, Lettuce, Meadow, Purple Twilight, Sailboat Blue, Stonewashed, Stream
 - Ranger Metallic Mixatives: Gold
 - Ranger Alcohol Ink Blending Solution
 - Ranger Glossy Accents
 - Ranger Heat Tool
 - Ranger Inkssentials Foam Blending Tool
 - Ranger Alcohol Ink Felt
 - idea-ology: Remnant Rubs (Life Quotes), Tissue Tape (Hobgoblin)
 - Sizzix Big Shot
 - Sizzix Decorative Strip die: Butterfly Frenzy
 - Stamps by Stampendous (Glance), and Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous (CSS27843)
 - Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous Layering Stencil: Cargo
 - Double-stick tape, white gloss paper from my stash
 - Paper trimmer

As always with the monthly tag, techniques are on Tim's blog.  I ran into a few issues this month, mostly because when I went to do this tag, I realized that I only had one small piece of white gloss paper left, and the only store that carries it locally was already closed.  So I did what I could, but didn't experiment as much as I sometimes do.  Stamping through the stencil with blending solution seemed like a cool idea, but I had trouble getting the stencil pattern to show up.  All I got were blobs, and I think I used too much blending solution.  Going to have to try that again.  I also needed to plan slightly better how to lay out my butterflies before I began to attach them; if you look along the top of the tag, it's plain to see where I ran out of the larger sizes.  But overall, I think it's a very pretty tag, and I did enjoy making it. :-)

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Well, that's it for now.  Hope you're having a wonderful autumn, so far!

'Til next time!