The advantage of having a messy work area: there’s always hidden inspiration (or mess) that jumps the old mojo into gear! No surprise, this is how this eclectic tag began! Using an array of old and new ColorBox® goodies, I put this simple tag together in a flash!
I began with a manila tag that I primed with a layer of gesso; this step isn’t absolutely necessary, but it gives me more flexibility with the inks. After the gesso dried, I stamped the image using ColorBox® Archival Dye Ink in “Wicked Black.” Next I spritzed the tag with a little water and added Aladine Izink Ink in “Mimosa.”
After the base of the tag dried, I applied color to the flowers in the stamp using some of our new (and old) Smooch Accent Inks. I freehand cut a layered flower with leaves using old dictionary pages; I colorized the pieces using ColorBox® Spritzers and more Smooch Accent Ink.
All that’s left is to add some background stamping using Archival Dye Ink, play around with a few more Izink colors, and add a greeting! Maybe, just maybe I should go clean those tables now! Are you ready to take a dive into disorder and create something eclectic today? Thanks for stopping by!
- ColorBox® Archival Dye Ink “Wicked Black”
- Smooch Accent Inks: “Sunny, Dew, Juniper, Coastal, Dusk, Berry Punch, Orchid Frost”
- Aladine Izink Inks: “Topaz, Orchid, Mimosa”
- ColorBox® Sprizter “Putty,” “Deep Grape”
- manila tag, old dictionary page
- Stampendous Stamp