supplies: (ranger) craft sheet, color wash/cranberry/red pepper/meadow/lettuce, distress ink/aged mahogany/forest moss/walnut stain/vintage photo/crushed olive/frayed burlap, distress stickles/rock candy, paint dabber/snow cap, archival ink/jet black, glossy accents, heat tool, claudine hellmuth studio sticky back canvas/natural, mini mister, ink blending tool, perfect pearls mist/forever red/forever green, #8 tag; (idea-ology) grungeboard, grungepaper, type charms, trinket pins, adornments, accoutrements/fanciful, grunge alphabet soup, trimmings, lost & found paper stash, sanding grip; (sizzix alterations) woodgrain texture fade, tattered florals die, tattered leaves die, elegant flourishes die, vagabond machine; (tonic) scissors, scratcher; (stamp) love; (misc) glue gun
(step 1): cut an 8 1/2"x11" piece of natural sticky back canvas in half to 8 1/2"x5 1/2".
(step 3): remove backing from sticky back canvas exposing the sticky side.
(step 4): press the canvas on to non-stick craft sheet. *this is a perfect use for the craft sheet.
(step 5): mist canvas with water from mini mister until canvas is damp.
(step 6): next, mist the canvas with cranberry color wash. *this is a concentrated textile dye. yes you can use distress reinkers or other dyes to color this canvas, but with color wash, a few sprays and you're done since a little goes a long way.
(step 7): mist the canvas with red pepper color wash.
(step 8): shake perfect pearls mists and mist canvas with forever red. *this will make the color wash spread throughout the canvas and give it a pearlized finish when it dries.
(step 11): repeat the above steps on the remaining 2 1/2"x5 1/2" strip of sticky back canvas using lettuce and meadow color wash, and finished with forever green perfect pearls mist. dry with heat tool.
(step 12): remove the dry canvas pieces from the craft sheet and adhere to a piece of grungepaper.
(step 13): cut excess grungepaper off creating 2 pieces.
(step 14): die cut the red canvas/grunge with the tattered florals die. cut the green canvas/grunge strip in half and cut 2 rose leaves with the tattered leaves die (you can stack both canvas/grunge pieces and cut 2 at once).
(step 16): with a sharp pair of scissors, make a snip between each petal on the largest flower to the center dot.
(step 19): ink the edges of both leaves with forest moss distress ink using ink tool.
(step 20): place each petal on to a piece of scrap paper and tatter the canvas edge tips with a scratch tool.
(step 21): repeat for all petals and leaves. *the scratch tool makes these canvas petals even more textured - so cool.
(step 24): continue inking adding additional accent colors like crushed olive. yum!
(step 26): finish inking edges with a darker shade of brown like vintage photo to create shadows - this is really starting to look like a piece of wood.
(step 27): apply a generous scribble of rock candy distress stickles to the tag.
(step 29): dry the distress stickles with a heat tool until the rock candy begins to have the nostalgic look of glass glitter or sprinkled sugar. *i suggest drying immediately to avoid your tag curling too much. also remember you cannot heat regular stickles like this or they will burn and smoke!
(step 30): apply a very small amount of rock candy distress stickles to one edge of the petal only.
(step 35): create texture in both leaves as well. *it's pretty neat how grungepaper does that huh?
(step 36): remove grunge letter from alphabet soup - my favorite grunge letter set. *of course you can use whatever alphabets you have for this tag.
(step 39): adhere the letters to the bottom of the tag with glossy accents.
(step 44): snip the ends of the leaves with scissors.
*gather your favorite accoutrement buttons and choose just one - definitely hard to do!
(step 46): adhere the button to the center with hot glue and check that out - a poinsettia using the tattered florals die. now who would have thought? ummm...me! :)
(step 48): paint the flourish snow cap white. let dry.
(step 49): scuff the edges of the flourish with sanding grip.
(step 50): ink the flourish with walnut stain distress ink using ink tool.
(step 55): adhere that to the center of a type charm with glossy accents.
(step 56): press on the epoxy sticker that comes with the type charms to finish.
*in the details: this tag is pure dimensional goodness! starting with the woodgrain background of the tag, the shaped canvas and grungepaper flowers, and the sparkle of the rock candy distress stickles makes it look like ice - love it i tell you...