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!
Ooh, this is so lush, love that paper, not seen that before, methinks I need some of that! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper xReplyDelete
Gorgeous tag, and love the flowers and the warm, autumn colours! ValerieReplyDelete
Stunning tag and I love the use of the fabric.ReplyDelete
Absolutely gorgeous Julia! I am loving that you are using TAP, the flowers turned out beautifully xxxReplyDelete
Wow, oh wow Julia, this tag is stunningly beautiful, love how you did the flower and the image at the bottom. Showing my ignorance here but I have never heard of TAP paper before but I think it will have to go on my ever lengthening wish list! Like the way you have made the images pop with the white pen too. Gorgeous. Crafty hugs, Anne xxReplyDelete
A great flower tagJulia...such nice stamps! The colours are real summer flower colours (yeah on English :-))...lovelyReplyDelete
Greetings, Alie :-)
I'm going to keep my comment short and sweet - "Wow". Only joking, first of all, those stamps are fabulous, love the large one and you've coloured them beautifully (mmm, I don't have any DMs and double Mmm, I don't have any TAP). Great background too and of course I love the GA on the sentiment. Another 'wow' tag. xxReplyDelete
Another great tag Julia, fab flowers and I love the lettering and how you've outlined it and raised it.ReplyDelete
Julia, your tag is fabulous! I love everything about it!ReplyDelete
Just perfect Julia. Love the paisley look (very Liberty) and the colours you've chosen. Hope you will take up the GDT offer on MMM as you would be a great teamy for that fab gang of crafters. Hugs, Buttons xReplyDelete
Out for the weekend and very busy the last two days I'm catching up today. You've been very creative the last few days. Wonderful pieces, all so different and beautiful. Love every detail on them.ReplyDelete
A really greta flower tag Julia.ReplyDelete
Love the stamps and the colors.
so beautiful Julia!!!ReplyDelete
That's so lovely! The kraft resist paper is a great base for those gorgeous flowers. Love the white pen accents, too.ReplyDelete
Thanks for taking the time to explain your process this looks amazing.ReplyDelete
This is gorgeous.....sorry I am late..the colours are stunning and I think you should use again..soon...ReplyDelete
The flowers are beautiful and I love the shiny gloss to the letters hugs trace. X
Another latecomer Julia. But wow, your tag is just so Stunning, different from anything I've ever seen. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxReplyDelete
Wow, fantastic Julia! I love everything on the tag and i also love the technique you used... wow!ReplyDelete
I love the rich colors on your tag. The floral design is reminiscent of paisleys but more colorful! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
That's very cool stuff, now I'm wondering if you could use iron on paper to transfer images?...hmm...might be worth a try :) I am loving the colors of your tag, very nice choices! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)ReplyDelete
Love your tag and the white lines around your letters.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! I love the texture on the flowers!! Your glossy accent letters are fantastic too!ReplyDelete
Oh go on tell us WHICH white gel pen works for you as I have loads and still not found the ultimate one. Great tag - BJReplyDelete
Fabulous tag, love the colour and the stamps you have used. Haven't tried TAP, but its on the 'list'. A white gel pen that works, I have tried loads and never been happy with them.ReplyDelete