Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday Tutorial: Steampunk Inspired Tag

Hi Everyone!
Today's tutorial is a Steampunk inspired tag using some cool metal pieces from Miriam's Crafting Supplies.

Start with a #8 black tag and wings cut from lightweight chipboard or heavyweight cardstock.  I used a cracker box and the Tim Holtz wing die.  You can easily free hand cut the wings yourself as well.

Choose two or three metallic acrylic paint colors for your tags background.  Sponge the paints on randomly.  Once the paint is dry, spray different colors of spray onto a craft mat or wax paper.  She your tag and smoosh it all around in the spray ink.   Dry the tag with a heat gun or set aside to dry.   Repeat the same steps with your wings.

Once your tag and set of wings are dry, glue the wings to the tag.  I chose to have my wings raised in flight, coming slightly off the tag base.  The fun part was choosing which of Miriam's Crafting Supplies  metals to add as my focus piece.  Place your metal piece just at the point where your wings join,sponge lightly with the same acrylic paint colors as your tag.  Use a few more pieces of Miriam's metals on your tag in any pattern you choose.  Finish off your tag with a stamped sentiment, cut it out and ink or paint it.  Glue the sentiment down using a strong glue stick or Glossy Accents.

Tip: for a sturdier tag, glue your finished tag to another #8 tag or cut a 2nd tag from chipboard.  That way if you choose to display your tag, it will stand better

Supplies Used:
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Glossy Accents
#8 Black tag, Tim Holtz Ranger brand
acrylic paints, metallic
color sprays, Heidi Swapp, Tattered Angels