Posts Tagged ‘tags’

Video Demo: Creating Mixed Media Art Tags With Brusho Crystal Colours

Good morning! I hope you’re enjoying a nice, long, holiday weekend spent doing that which makes your heart happy. I have something fun to share with you today. My Beloved recently gifted me a set of 12 Brusho Crystal Colours for my Birthday and since I had a couple of extra days off, not only did I find time to play with them, I also managed to film a demo video to share with you all.

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Like me, you may have heard about Ken Oliver’s Color Burst Watercolor powders, but you may not have heard about Brusho Colours. I had initially planned to get a set of Color Burst, until my dear friend, Angel, told me about Brushos. After doing some research online and watching a comparison video on YouTube, by Sandy Allnock, I decided on the Brusho Set.

I am beyond excited about these powder watercolors, just wait until you se them in action!

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Before we get to the demo video, I’d like to mention just a couple of things. A very little Brusho powder goes a long way and there’s really no need to ever take the caps off the containers. Instead, I used a pushpin to drill a small hole in the middle of each lid, so I could basically just shake the powders on, much like I would with a salt shaker. The pushpin also serves as a “cork” for storing my Brushos when not in use.

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The other thing that I’d like to mention is that the powders, often look nothing like the color they actually are, so swatches come in quite handy. I used a circle punch and some labels to punch out circles, affix them to each container and swatch the color.

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In today’s demo I’m going to show you how I created this tag using the supplies you see here, which include my Brusho Crystal Colours as well as the following:

Ranger Embossing Powder in Watering Can

Versamark Watermark Ink

Wagner HT 400 heat gun

Ok, it’s Demo Time! If you enjoy the video, please show it some love by hitting “Like” on YouTube.

Thanks for watching!




Making Art Sticker Tags!

I love creating tags, each one is its own mini canvas. I like to use them to adorned packages and gifts and they’re the perfect size to slip into an envelope and send off to a friend.

If you have a die cutting machine and appropriate die, or even a Silhouette, tag making is a great way to use up some of those gelli prints! If you have neither, no problem, scissors or an X-Acto knife and a ruler will do the trick.

Here, I used my Big Shot, Tim Holtz Tag Dies and my new Rectangle Art Stickers to create a tag to include in happy mail.

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Already having a gelli print base to work with made this really fast to create. A few doodles, scraps of book paper, some ink, ribbon, and an art sticker and it’s done.

These art stickers are available in my Etsy shop, HERE.

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Thanks for looking!

Life Book Week 2 – Playing Tag

It’s week 2 of Life Book 2015 and we have a bonus project this week, which is nice. It gives people some who might still be working on week 1, a little breathing room. This week we’re Playing Tag with Roben-Marie Smith, who is part of Art to the 5th, the wonderful group of ladies that run the Documented Life Project. We were to create a tag using a word that we’ll be carrying with us through out the year. As you know from my previous posts, my word for the year is Release, so that’s what I used for my tag. 2015-01-06 18.25.49 I’ll show you how you can create your own to hang in your craft space or pin to your inspiration board, any place that you might need a gentle little reminder of your intention for the year. 2015-01-06 17.55.24I started by spraying a tag with Dylusions ink. I used Cherry Pie and Pure Sunshine, then dried it with a heat tool. Don’t worry if it begins to curl up on you, as it dries it will flatten itself out. 2015-01-06 18.01.39 Using one of my own hand carved stamps and StazOn ink, I stamped around one edge. 2015-01-06 18.04.06Using a white Molotow marker and a white Uni-Ball Signo I added a few doodles. 2015-01-06 18.05.28Next, I gave my tag a few splatters of Golden Fluid Acrylic in White Titanium and set it aside to dry. 2015-01-06 17.53.48 Using StazOn again, I stamped a bold flower stamp and an arrow stamp onto old book paper. The stamps are from Paperbag Studios. The two that I used are from Roben-Marie’s Media Essentials #1 set and Rae’s Missigman’s Natural Elements set. 2015-01-06 18.02.17 2015-01-06 18.13.39After cutting them out, I glued them to my tag and used a Stabilo Marks All and a water brush to go around the edges and make them pop. 2015-01-06 18.18.02Next, I took the tag to my sewing machine a gave it a little wonky stitching around the edges. 2015-01-06 18.21.59I added a few more doodles, used a “Scratches” stamp from Darkroom Door to add a bit more texture, looped a bit of Sari silk ribbon through the hole and finished it off by adding my word for the year. 2015-01-06 18.24.572015-01-06 18.25.18 2015-01-06 18.29.26 2015-01-06 18.24.322015-01-06 18.27.35Thank you for looking, I hope you found the post of value. Wishing you a wonderful and art filled week!

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