Wednesday, July 10, 2013

12 Tags of 2013–July

July 2013 tagI decided to get on the tag-making gig early this month so I don’t miss the deadline, like last month…

Moving on… Tim Holtz’s July techniques this time revolved around Rock Candy Crackle Paint and using a brayer to create the background.

As usual I used watercolor paper for my tag. I really like the texture and how well it works with the distress products. I used Squeezed Lemonade and Frayed Burlap Distress Stains and a  brayer for the background. Then I stamped over it using black Archival Ink and the Attic Treasures stamp set. To keep the images light I stamped off on scrap paper before I stamped on the tag. The edges are distressed with Walnut Stain Distress Ink pad and applicator and roughed up with a distressing tool. A couple of pieces of tissue tape add to the sewing theme.

July 2013 tag

I dyed two Stampin’ Up! ribbons using Distress Stains and then I stamped on the yellow ribbon. Now it looks like a measuring tape!

The little tag was made using the Tiny Tags stamp set and punch from Stampin’ Up! I pinned it on with a mini safety pin.

I stamped and cut out the flag and embellished it with a button brad and two more small buttons. I also used a little distress ink on it. “be” are rub-on letters that I’ve had forever – Making Memories.

July 2013 tag

The main focus of the tag is the dress form from Maya Road. First I swiped it with a Tattered Rose Distress Ink pad. After it dried I put on a pretty thick layer of Rock Candy Crackle Paint. That took a while to fully dry and crack up. Then I blobbed some Broken China and Walnut Stain Distress Stains on it here and there letting it soak in really good into the cracks. The stand and knob on the top is where I used Tarnished Brass. You can barely tell that I dyed the checkered ribbon with Broken China. It’s more apparent in real life. I used a piece of scrap fabric for the skirt.

July 2013 tag

The spool is a Maya Road chipboard product as well. I wiped it with my Frayed Burlap Distress Ink pad before adding the Rock Candy Crackle Paint. I used Picket Fence over the crackle. It gave it a cool milky finish. I wrapped it with the same ribbon as the dress form and added a pretty little pin.

So that’s it for me. I love checking out everyone’s tags!

Have a great day!


  1. Great tag, Desiree! Creative idea to stamp the ribbon and make it look like a measuring tape!
    I hope you're having a nice summer! :)
    Hugs, Kathy

    1. Thanks Kathy! I'm having a great summer so far. Hope you are too. Love seeing your jewelry.


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