Jan 12, 2015

Playing with Color - Distressed Ink tags

Distress Ink background

I held a little art class the other week, I saw a fun technique on Pinterest and wanted to give it a try. It also gave me a chance to play a bit. My paper crafting has taken a backseat lately to remodeling more rooms in the house and creating new home decor to fill them. 

art class

We used Distressed Inks & water to transfer color onto our paper, allowed it to dry (by the woodstove) then sparingly smeared some Elmer's Glue in a few spots, allowed that to dry, then rubbed more ink over the entire piece of paper. The glue was to act as a "mask" not allowing the ink to saturate the areas it had covered. It didn't turn out quite the way we had hoped, but Distressed Inks create such a beautiful background, regardless, that we deemed the project a success...and had fun!

The colorful papers were then turned into tags.
I only had permission from one "student" to post their project. (:

student tag/bookmark

and here's mine, I embellished a wee bit more than the others.

Distressed Inks, stamping, punched stars and glitter; 
embellished tag

Oh my, I just noticed I watermarked these tags 2014, I guess it will take awhile to start typing 2015! Anyone else having that problem? (:

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  1. Happy New Year Maria, I am so glad you are back, I have missed you, what an awesome sentiment on the students card I love your tag it is so sparkly.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes January Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
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  2. ps I love writing 2015 it was a super easy transition for me. Inhope it will get easier for you . hugs

  3. Happy New Year to you and your family. I love your tag. Beautiful embossing and colours! TFS

    1. Thank you Karon, Happy New Year to you & your family too!

  4. Fun idea- love using various masks and resists! Great quote on the top tag, by the way. Happy New Year :)

  5. Thanks Beth, we really had fun creating them. Happy New Year!

  6. lovely!
    thanks for sharing the creativity ;)

  7. These are so pretty! I'm going to have to try your technique:)

  8. Precious little tags. Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

  9. WOW!! The tag is just GORGEOUS!!!
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  10. Happy New Year my friend. Love this tag. Love the distressing. Fabulous colors. So happy to see you back posting. You were missed. Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

    Have a creative day.
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