supplies: (ranger) craft sheet, distress inks/aged mahogany/fired brick/barn door/vintage photo, archival ink/jet black, distress crackle paint/peeled paint, paint dabber/snow cap white/pitch black, distress stickles/peeled paint/fired brick, glossy accent, ink blending tool, heat tool, white UTEE/ultra thick embossing enamel, white opaque pen, distress embossing powder/fired brick/peeled paint/mustard seed, distress embossing ink, mini mister, #8 tag; (idea-ology) grungepaper, numerals, foliage, trimmings, seasonal paper stash, jump rings, sanding grip; (tonic) scissors, craft pick; (sizzix alterations) styled labels; (stampers anonymous) winter sketchbook stamp set, holiday wishes stamp set; (misc) sparkly fluff/sugar, bells, zig glue pen
(step 4): mist towel with water from mini mister.
(step 9): dry with a heat tool. *one of the great things about distress stickles is that you can dry with a heat tool.
(step 10): apply snow cap paint dabber to the craft sheet.
(step 13): dry with a heat tool.
(step 15): highlight stamped image with a white opaque pen.
(step 17): apply a thin layer of distress crackle paint to grunge.
(step 18): dry with a heat tool - this will only crackle a little since we've applied a thin layer.
(step 21): tear a strip of music paper from paper stash.
(step 22): ink edges of the paper with vintage photo distress ink using ink blending tool.
(step 23): adhere paper to the grunge with glossy accents.
(step 24): apply glossy accents to the back of the grunge.
(step 27): ink the edges with distress ink with ink blending tool.
(step 28): open the pack of numerals and take out the 2 and 5.
(step 30): IMMEDIATELY apply white UTEE over the wet paint. *it's important the paint is still wet for the powder to stick.
(step 33): as powder begins to melt on the numeral it will become bubbly, move heat tool closer.
(step 35): once the numeral is completely cool, gently scrape excess powder from the edge with your finger.
(step 36): apply a small amount of black paint dabber around the edges and immediately rub the paint off of the numeral.
(step 38): place numerals on center of grunge and pierce through holes with craft pick and secure with long fasteners.
(step 40): shake distress powder and apply powder over metal. remove excess powder and replace into jar.
(step 42): allow to cool and rub excess powder off metal foliage with your fingers.
(step 47): while glue is wet, apply sparkly fluff and press to adhere.
(step 48): replace excess fluff and place back into the jar - now santa's hat is perfect!
*in the details: the texture on this tag provide such a nostalgic look with the crackle paint, sparkly fluff, UTEE and distress powders. i like the vintage enamel numerals, and vintage colored metal foliage simply by using embossing powders.