I decided to have another play with my TAP paper which I bought at the Craft Barn extravaganza. I really like this stuff and I need to play with it lots more! Last time I printed on it from the computer but this time I've stamped and coloured in.
Er, isn't Julia going to waffle on now about everything including the kitchen sink? No. I'm going to make this post a short one because they seem to be getting longer and longer and I want you to stay awake so you can look at the pictures!!
Here's my tag, it's flat, uncluttered but I so enjoyed making the background and the flowers and decided it didn't need anything else; see what you think:
|Finished tag looks a bit dark but that's my fault entirely - lack of photography skills!|
The images were stamped onto the TAP paper using archival ink (on the side which has a chalky appearance). Next, I coloured them using my distress markers and left them to dry - this doesn't take very long.
I followed the instructions to place the design face down onto the fabric and iron all over using a very hot, dry iron. You'll know when it's ready because the paper lifts easily off the fabric. Remember NOT to allow the paper to move when ironing otherwise your image could blur.
Remove the paper and that's it!
|I used Tim's kraft resist paper again (when I like something, I can't stop using it!) for the background. I built up layers using distress inks, stencil work and stamping. I love the way the original varnish on the paper pops out here and there!|
In the above image and the one to the left, you can see the lettering a little closer. These are die cuts which were stamped with the same floral stamp as used on the fabric, inked with distress and covered with glossy accents to match the resist on the paper.
That's it from me this time - short and sweet, well, I hope you think so as I thoroughly enjoyed making this tag and the colours may well feature again as I've rather fallen for them!
A big welcome to Katy and Laura who have recently started to follow my work - thank you so much and I will be over to see you soon - promise!