Friday, September 7, 2012

Thanksgiving Tag Using Vintaj

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 used two jumbo sized tags. The first one I sprayed with Ranger's Adirondack Color Wash in Butterscotch, then misted it with my new favorite Perfect Pearls Mist Sunflower Sparkle. I love the vibrant gold it gives to surfaces without being too overpowering.
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 wanted the blue on this tag to match the blue of the Vintaj Patinas on my metal pieces, but it didn't. Thankfully I didn't have my craft sheet cleaned up yet from my Vintaj painting, and I still had a pile of the blue I mixed up but it was already hard as a rock. I wondered what would happen if I added water to it, so I did and let it set there for a bit. I used a paper towel and started to poke at the moistened pile, and what do you know, I picked up color. It was still crusty but the paint was still very usable. I pounced on the now colored paper towel onto the tag, and matched my blues perfectly. I was thrilled at the results! Don't waste those piles of hardened paint!!!!
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 am submitting this tag to the Blogger's Challenge of "Bring On Fall".

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I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!



24 comments:

  1. Hello Anita
    This is a wonderful tutorial, as always you explain with your pictures very well that it is easy to follow. Your Tag is full of texture goodness and colour. I am going to pop over to the other step by step now and learn some more.
    Thank you so much for sharing.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  2. ...this is a gorgeous tag Anita, the colours are super, loVe the embossing and your very pretty charms...Mel :)

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  3. Анита! Какой чудесный осенний тег! Мне очень нравится. Я тебя поздравляю-он снова не похож на твои предыдущие работы, а значит у тебя ещё много творческого потенциала!... Я только что вернулась из отпуска и скоро мой блог начнёт обновляться ;-)

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  4. Blue and yellow...really right combination, your tag is gorgeous!

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  5. Hi Anita, saw this over at F & F and loved how you did the charms but the tag is equally gorgeous, love the colours and also how you used up the extra paint, who would hav thought that would work! A really beautiful tag, love the autumn feel of it. Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  6. Stunning tag Anita. I love the inspirational ideas you have and certainly plan to view your tutorial on vintaj x

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  7. What a great and creative tag Anita...gorgeous with the embossing and colouring!

    have a nice weekend, Alie :-)

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  8. Flap dangles, that is just plain GORGEOUS!!!

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  9. Amazing tag, Anita. As always, your attention to detail is second to none.

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  10. Hi Anita, I love the vibrant blue of this tag and how it sets off the gold stamping! It's just beautiful! Also, thank you for the kind wishes and comment you left on my blog. I really appreciate your thoughtfulness. And thanks for being my first human follower on Twitter! I'm still trying to figure that whole thing out but it's fun!!

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  11. This is awesome! I love your metal pieces. I love how you did the embossing and sprays too. Thank you for the inspiration! :)

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  12. Glorious from top to bottom... wish I lived closer and could come take some classes with you... so many amazing techniques, all done with such fantastic Anita-style! The embossing, colouring, and metal work all make my heart sing!
    Alison x

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  13. I agree with butterfly - classes with you would be awesome! Love all the embossing and it had never occurred to me to colour parts with Distress Pens! Talk about wake up and smell the coffee time!!!! Really love the Vintaj elements. They look such fun to use - on the list:)) Thanks for the tutorials. Your a star. Hugs, Buttons x

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  14. Love your tag! Thanks for the fabulous tutorial. You always explain every step so well. Love learning from you!

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  15. Gorgeous tag! Love your pieces... off to see the tute!

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  16. Stunning tag! Love the color combo's! The Vintaj charm looks amazing with it! Hugs, Sandra

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  17. A beautiful tag in great colors. Love the texture on it.

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  18. Great choice of colors! I'm so glad Fall is on the way. Your colorful tag made me believe it.

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  19. Hi Anita, you know what, I've just altered my text as when I read it through I realised that children still love to do this. My niece always brings her violin and we all love to listen and watch her play long live these family ha ha! xx must have a look at your tagI spotted some gorgeous colours x

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  20. Beautiful Fall tag - wonderful tutorial! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

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  21. Another wonderful tag!!! Love the Vintaj pieces!! So many wonderful things to play with, so little time -sigh-

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