Happy Saturday crafty peeps! Over at Frilly & Funkie, it's my turn to host the Saturday StepXStep (To see the tutorial click the link.). I decided to do a tutorial for embossing the Vintaj Blank shapes using Sizzix Deco Emboss plates and then painting them with the Vintaj Patinas, because it seems there are many who don't know how to do it, and I didn't either until I learned at Ranger U. I'm sure I've mentioned it before but just in case you don't know, "I love metals!" So click on over to F&F to see the tutorial to make the metal pieces seen here. The rest of the makes is here so don't go yet.I am submitting this tag to the Blogger's Challenge of "Bring On Fall".
|I embossed half of the tag with a portion of the Sizzix Tim Holtz Thankful Background, and will use the other for the Borders as seen a little further down.|
|I inked the raised parts with Bundled Sage and Walnut Stain Distress Inks, then tore at the edges.|
|The other tag was sprayed with Sailboat Blue Color Wash and immediately misted with water to even out the color.|
|I embossed the Thankful Pumpkin Border onto the blue tag.|
|I colored in the raised areas with Distress Markers and then lightly misted the tag with Sunflower Sparkle, then inked the raised portions and edges with Walnut Stain.|
|I covered up the embossed pumpkin area with a paper towel, and stamped the correlating Thankful image on to the tag using Ranger's Adirondack Acrylic Gold Paint Dabber. I LOVE how this looks in the gold!|
|With the other piece of gold tag, I embossed the Foliage Border twice and colored the images in with Distress Markers. I inked the raised portions with Walnut Stain, and then tore the edges. I adhered the gold portions onto the blue tag.|
|I color washed seam binding with Butterscotch, dried it, tied it on, and added the Vintaj Metal embellishments to complete the tag.|
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!