Thursday, November 20, 2014

Card Captain Day 4

Happy Technique Thursday! to my Enjoy Michael Strong Stamps Friends!
 These my little "techniques" today:
* making my own "tag reinforcement"
 * using an aqua painter to color stamped images 
* making my own "hill stencil".

 Here you see a close up of my "tag reinforcement".
I cut my own tag 7 x 3-1/2 inches from white cardstock.
Trimmed the top corners as shown and used a 1/4 inch punch for the center hole.
I added a home made "reinforcement" by punching a 1/4 inch circle
into a separate piece of cardstock. 
Then I punched a 5/8 inch circle around that.
Glued my reinforcement onto my tag.

To make a "hill" stencil simply cut a curvy line on cardstock scraps-Super simple.
Using this, I sponged mowed lawn ink to create my hills.

Coloring with Aqua Painter...
For the Vase, I stamped it on a separate piece of paper using Versafine black onyx ink.

When it was thoroughly dry, I used an aqua painter and distress inks to color it.
Just dab your inkpad to a craft sheet or similar surface.
Dip your aqua painter brush into the ink to pick up color.
Have scrap paper handy to test out the color's intensity.
Use a paper towel or old rag to pinch the brush and remove color
before going on to the next color.
I fussy cut the vase and attached it with foam tape.
I used the aqua painter to color the  the dragonfly and the cat.
To finish off my tag, I added assorted fibers from my stash!
Thanks, Lynette for sharing your fibers with me!

STAMPS-Michael Strong, Stampers Anonymous

Distress-mowed lawn, scattered straw, tumbled glass,
rusty hinge, seedless preserves, spiced marmalade, tea dye


Diane Bouse said...

Very nice use of fibers. You know I love the dragonfly and cat.

Hetty said...

Hi Laura, wonderfulcoloring today and such a great tag with all the words.