ColorBox Altered Tag Honoring Veterans

by | November 2nd, 2015 | Comments Off on ColorBox Altered Tag Honoring Veterans



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This altered tag began, like many of the tags I create, as a “mojo starter.”  I hardly ever create with yellow, so I thought what a perfect opportunity to honor our Veterans past and present!  I used several colors of ColorBox® Stephanie Barnard Premium Dye Ink Sprays, with a bit of stamping and Design Adhesives and Designer Foils to create this non-traditional, mixed-media Veterans Day tag.

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The background began with a piece of patterned paper cut into the shape of a tag.  I primed the background with gesso and let dry.  Next, I spritzed the tag with water and Dye Ink Spray in Banana-moving the ink around with a paintbrush to give a watercolor appearance; all inks must be dried before the next application.

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I used a technique that I use often, reverse stencil stamping, to apply depth and texture to the background using ColorBox® Art Screens “Numeric and Stars.”  I used the Design Elements Design Adhesives to add a bit of texture by very intentionally not applying carefully then added Designer Foils on top for a bit of shiny interest.  With a bit of stamping and journaling strips, the tag is complete!  How will you honor our Veterans?  Thank you so much for stopping by!

Clearsnap Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • tag, gesso, patterned paper
  • stamp
  • chipboard


About Suzanne Austin

Hi!  My name is Suzanne Austin.  I’m a SAHM of 3 kiddos living on the Gulf Coast in Alabama.  I’ve been married to my wonderful husband for 17 years and counting!  I began scrapping shortly after the birth of our son, and like most haven’t looked back!  It wasn’t hard to become completely immersed in scrapbooking-the process, the art, the design-I am still in awe of the talent that’s showcased in this industry.  My style is pretty versatile (and still ever evolving), but I tend to lean toward the mixed-media and inky side of scrapping.  My motto: Just do it!  I love experimentation with new ideas and techniques. I tend jump in head first-no regrets. I love the enrichment (and therapy :D) this hobby has to lend.  I’m beyond excited to rub elbows with our talented Creative Team for yet another term! 

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