Friday, August 6, 2010

distressed tags



i stumbled upon this fabulous you tube, and had to try it!
it's a really quick way to add some dimension to a shipping tag.....
and then you can use it in your journals or on cards!


i used a thin coat of gesso, let it dry (i'm impatient, so i sped things up with my heat gun), and then i applied tim holtz distress inks using a foam applicator (make-up sponges work, too). here i've used the colors broken china and peeled paint, while leaving some of the natural color of the tag peeking through.


and this is what it looks like after i used a gentle touch with a baby wipe over the gessoed areas! this entire tag took me about ten minutes at the most, and definitely fits into the "instant art gratification" category!!!


21 comments:

PaperPumpkin said...

Oooooooh, I totally HAVE to try this! Thanks lori!

Dawn said...

those are cute!

CelticWoman said...

Gotta love that gesso - fantastic tag. Hugs

Gina Lee Kim said...

Tags are so in right now! Yours came out fantastic....

Martha Lever said...

IAG!!!!! Instant Art Gratification!! I am always in search of the perfect IAG du jour!!!! This is it for today!!! Thanks, Lori!!!

nacherluver said...

so simple and uber cute! thanks for sharing :)

Crystal said...

Cute as a bug's ear!

Or should I say "cute as a little thumbprint guy's ear?" ;-)

Love it, Lori!

xoxo :-)

DymphieM said...

Oooo I know who's hands these are :) I was there when the video was made. Such a fun technique!
Take a look here:
Sija's blog

keeping my fingers crossed for the link to work :)

DymphieM said...

thanks for putting up my button :)

sara's art house said...

LOVE!!!!!

Carol at Serendipity said...

I love those inks. I will have to try this. Thanks.

Carol

shibori girl said...

Hi Lori,

It's so much fun to try something new, isn't it? I find that when I learn a new Thing, it influences everything else I do as well.

I'm looking for a way to make new business cards for upcoming shows... I may have to try making them individually, I think. :)

xoxo,

Kate

Createology said...

Oh the possibilities! Thank you so much for sharing this technique. Happy creating...

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

L.O.V.E it!!!

Nancy said...

Lori, You always give us such great ideas...and this is another one....
Hugs

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Something is weird with my blogger tonight so I hope I haven't duplicated my message here. Anyway,thank you Lori for sharing this You Tube tutorial with us. I cannot believe you made that beautiful tag in 10 min. I am so going to make some of these.

Have a great weekend Lori!

Lee Ann

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Sweetie! Fabulous tags! The colors you used are lovely! Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend, my friend! :)

Lisa Holtzman said...

I love the texture and colors you got on your tag. Going to watch the you tube video now. Thanks for sharing!

Beedeebabee said...

Oooh, that's sooo pretty, Lori!!! I love the colors you used on that sweet tag! Thanks so much for sharing...makes me want to run and try that right now! xoxo Paulette ;)

Ellie said...

Thanks for sharing..these are so
unique! I love the look~

K said...

I'll have to try this one!!

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