Sunday, 20 January 2008

Batik Style Tags

These 3 tags use the batik tag technique explained by Tim Holtz on his blog. I used a selection of his stamps, my bird stamps and a couple of others from other sources.

Basically, each tag is stamped in a pale distress ink colour and then clear embossed. Using cut'n'dry foam, the tag is inked with darker distress inks, with the embossing acting as a resist.

Brown paper or newsprint is then placed over the embossing, and it is ironed with a hot iron until the embossing powder melts again and is soaked into the brown paper.

Finally, other images were stamped onto the tag, the edges were distressed by filing them and then applying walnut distress ink.

I hope you like them! Click on any image to enlarge it.

14 comments :

Angie C said...

Dan, these are just stunning, I love them

Claireabelle said...

These are fab Dan, I love the middle one!
xx

craftyscot said...

WOW!
these are great Dan
x

Lydia said...

Oh Wow!! Love them all!! x

Anonymous said...

these are brilliant Dan,great colours love Andrea xx

Linda Elbourne said...

These are great Dan .... I have just had a go and my colours do not look good so they are headed for the bin :0))

Hels said...

WOw, these are heavenly hun....brill!!

Paul Browning said...

Love the tags Dan, I've done similar and posted them on my blog too. I love the stamp "Art does not have to be pretty". You are a master at the art of sponging on ink, it looks very effective in your hands.

Angelnorth said...

Hey Dan - I just hopped over from Jennie's blog. These are fab - I especially like the top one, the composition is great! I've found that kitchen towels work really well for ironing off EP, too.

CraftyC said...

Your just too darn talented Dan!!!!(LOL)
Clairexx

Petal said...

Wow! Now I really have to try this!

Karen said...

Absolutely fantastic Dan, I've fallen in love with the top one - its gorgeous :)

Kathy2eggs said...

I'm new to your blog and loving everything I see. What talent you have!!

Kristin said...

These are absolutely gorgeous!!

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