Monday, 14 April 2008

Just a bit of messing about...

I decided to have a play today, with some stamps I haven't had much of a chance to use so far, and with some techniques I don't use much or haven't tried before.

This first tag makes use of some stamps from Green Pepper Press that a friend got me for Christmas, and some stitch stamps from Autumn Leaves, neither of which I have had much of a play with. The tag was coloured with distress ink pads, then the sun was stamped using the painted mask technique I have mentioned in previous posts. I recently bought a bottle of gold Glimmer Mist spray, so spritzed the whole thing with that (to within an inch of it's life, to be honest!).

This next tag looks a bit washed out, but that's partly my poor photography I'm afraid! I'd always wanted to try a technique I once saw in a Tim Holtz video, where he melted beeswax in a melt pot and painted it onto his card project. I don't have a melt pot, but thought one of those oil burner thingies would do the job just right, and it did! Put the beeswax in the top, light the tealight, and Bob's your uncle! If you don't know what I'm talking about, I mean one of these:


I hope you like the tags! :o) Click on an image to enlarge it.

9 comments :

Hels said...

Gorgeous tags Dan, loving the idea of the oil burner...brilliant idea!! Hels xx

Andrea said...

they are great tags Dan and glad the burner did the trick,look forward to your next blogging xx oh do take a look at my blog the peg soldiers been done x

Chris said...

Love visiting your blog, Dan. The tags are fab and I must try the oil burner technique.

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CraftyC said...

Hello Dan, the tags are great, hope your well!
Clairexx

Paul B said...

Excellent tags - your usual high standard. The gold goes really well with the red. Very striking. I'm impressed by the improvisation of a scented candle pot :)

Px

glitterangel said...

What a great idea, I can't quite bring myself to buy a melting pot as I'm not sure I'd use it.

Linda Elbourne said...

Fabulous work Dan - and I am really glad I spent all that money on my melt pot with adapter to melt my wax in .... NOT! I am kind of guessing your wax did n't take four weeks and a heat gun before it was thin enough to spread LOL. I love the colours on these tags XXX

jay670120 said...

i love the baseball boots tag cool ! ...i bumped onto your blog in blog a thon on UKS . i'll be back xx

Sari said...

Dan, I have just found your blog and I must say you are a genius! I like all you have done and using an oil burner for beeswax is just brilliant. Why didn't I think of that??!! I love your nursery wrong books!

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