Monday 27 November 2017

May Your Days Be Merry & Bright

Hi and welcome. Today I have decorated a Tim Holtz Etcetera tag, another seasonal make.
  1. Apply a coat of Gesso to the Etcetera tag, covering both front and back with one coat.
  2. Apply a coat of Antique Linen Distress Paint and then whilst the paint is still wet apply a light layer of Brushed Corduroy Distress Paint randomly to the tag, this adds delicate darker layers to the background.
  3. Place the Stars Layering Stencil onto the background of the tag and then apply Texture Paste over the stencil.
  4. Once the Paste is completely dry apply IndigoBlu Flitter Glue to some of the raised areas of the stars and allow the glue to dry clear and tacky and then apply MegaFlakes to the top of the stars. Repeat the same process to apply MegaFlakes to the edges of the tag.
The MegaFlakes add a touch of opulence to the design and add a lovely metallic touch. 
  1. Die cut five layers of the Stitched Ovals from white card.
  2. Colour each die cut piece with Vintatge Photo Distress Oxide Ink.  Adding Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink to the edges of the top oval for added dimension.
  3. Adhere all the die cut ovals together to create a dimensional frame.
  1. Die cut the reindeer from white card and then colour with Distress Oxide Inks. Apply a layer of Prima Metallique Wax White Gold around the edges of the die cut frame and around the edges of the reindeer.
  2. Add a small piece of cheesecloth for added texture along with some Bouquet Flowers, applying Distress Ink around the edges of each of the petals to coordinate with the background of the tag.
  1. Ink the Bauble from Tim Holtz Cling Cling Foam Stamp Set with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink and stamp the Bauble onto the edge of the tag, repeat this a couple of times, stamping with the same ink and using the Stamping Platform. Repeat the same process for the second bauble. 
  2. Add the tops to the Baubles using Black Archival Ink.
  3. Add touches of MegaFlakes to each of the Baubles and add scribble a black border around each of the Baubles for definition.
  1. Add delicate splatters of gold paint to the background and then dry with a heat tool.
  2. Add three coils of rusty wire for added texture and interest.
  3. Add Clippings Stickers to the inside of the oval frame and to the top of the tag.
  1. Add Star Adornments to the background of the tag to give further interest and dimension to the design.
  2. Scribble Vintage Photo Distress Crayon around the edges of the tag and then smudge with a finger.
  1. To complete the tag add a small Decorative Deer to the inside of the oval frame.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a lovely week.



Redanne said...

Tracy, your tag is amazing! I love the gorgeous starry background, the pretty baubles and the way you framed the deer - beautiful, just beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

Astrid Maclean said...

A fabulous tag Tracy, super colour effects, the stars look just stunning and I love what you did with the baubles, wonderful seasonal make!

Kate Yetter said...

So fun! I love the dabs of glitter here and there. Non-traditional yet so very festive! I love it!

Theresa said...

Tracy I love the soft colors of your tag. Simple and so very elegant. And the tutorial is great. thanks as always for sharing.

Cocofolies said...

This tag is so adrable and beautiful, Tracy. I love it to bits.
And Thank you for taking the time to detail all the steps so well.
Hugs, Coco xx

Corrie Herriman said...

This is gorgeous ! Love all the aspects of it !
Corrie x

Pamellia said...

Stunning tag Tracy! I love the ornaments and the stars, but your amazing reindeer sure do steal the spotlight for me! What a wonderfully vintage and rustic Christmas tag! hugs :)

hazel said...

A fabulous tag Tracy, I love how you've put all the elements together.
xxx Hazel.

Marci said...


Jackie PN said...

Tracy, this tag is outstanding!! I just love love love your vintage-y rusty looking palette!
This is really gorgeous!!
Jackie xx

Annie said...

Totally love the details on your beautiful tag Tracy xx The gilding flakes certainly add a richness and those dies are my favourites

TFS and sending you my best wishes
Annie xx

Fliss said...

This is even more stunning in detail Tracy and love all the textures and touches of gleam on there. So beautiful.
Fliss xx

Sue said...

This is so beautiful Tracy, the richness of the colours just shines through. Have a very happy week, Sue xx

Marci said...

Subtle and beautiful. Thank you for the step by step!