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Linen bag (I used a bag that is originally meant to store sunglasses in)
Waterproof stamp ink in Blue, red and black
Stamping tool (Like MISTI, I used a home made one)
Step 1: Make sure the bag is flat (cut out washing instructions and as much as you can of the excess fabric that is inside the seam)
Step 2: Tape the pouch to the stamping tool (make sure there are no wrinkles)
Step 3: Start stamping using the pen nibs (you may need to change the position of the tape in order to stamp all over the pouch).
Stamp the left side lighter (the other side was stamped twice on the exact same spot to get a better impression on the fabric)
Step 4: Stamp the fountain pen on the left side over the light impressions of the pen nibs using red ink. You might need a second or third impression to get a clear image on the fabric
All you need to do to create these tags is print your labels on kraft paper and tear out and layer and adhere over a base tag - a glue stick works perfectly and is quick to dry. Trim around the edge to remove the over hanging bits. Re-punch the hole at the top and add some string.
Stamp the large skulls onto kraft paper and fussy cut and adhere to the front of the tag with a piece of muslin cloth which has been sponged with Distress ink to give an aged look.
To finish sponge all around the edge of the tag to age as well.
Hi Sin City Fans,
I hope you will enjoy my tutorial for this cute Halloween tag. If you feel a little uncertain about stamping onto acetate, I hope to calm your fears and show you how easy it is. Also, be on the look out for my special tip about other ways to attach acetate to your project. Let's get going!
Supplies: 1.Grunge Cobwebs Halloween Background by Pam Bray Designs (Sin City Stamps)
2. clear acrylic mounting block 3. acetate 4. permanent black ink 5. permanent orange marker 6. spray mist 7. pattern paper 8. ribbon 9. hole punch 10.black gems 11. pumpkin embellishment & small leaves Directions:
1. Randomly spray orange mist onto white cardstock. When thoroughly dry, splatter flecks of copper spray.
2. Next, spray purple mist generously until a small puddle forms. Slowly tilt the paper so that the paint runs. When dry, splatter some flecks of purple spray.
3. Cut the misted background into a tag shape and matte it with a narrow
border of pattern paper.
4. Use permanent black ink to stamp the Grunge Cobweb image onto
acetate. Turn the impression over and use an orange permanent marker to
highlight parts of the design on the reverse side. (TIP: To discretely attach the acetate to the project... one can use stitching, brads, staples, or attach tape under an embellishment that will be on top of the acetate.)
5. Punch two holes about 3/4" apart centered along the top of the tag.
6. Thread ribbon through the holes from the front to the back so that the
tails extend off the back of the tag.
7. Cross the ribbons over and thread
them back through the same holes from the backside to the front of the tag. Then, neatly
trim the ends of the ribbon.
8. Make spiders by attaching two black gems of different sizes to form the head and the body. Then use a permanent black marker to add the spider's legs.
9. Finally, embellish the tag with a pumpkin embellishment and green glittered leaves.
Cobweb Stencil or your favourite Halloween style stencil
White Paint or Texture Paste
General supplies: scissors, glue, double sided tape, spatula, sponge
First step is to cut your base holder to size using the black card. For this tutorial the cut size is 10cm height by 25.5cm width - folded into 3 (each third 8.5cm). As shown in picture below diagonally cut the last panel to make the flap for the tea bag to slip in. Note: you can make any size folder to fit any size teabag or even a gift card!
Next step is to use your stencil and white paint or texture paste and sponge over the facing side of the black card. This cobweb stencil is a Silhouette File cut on a Cameo Silhouette from Acetate. Any style of spooky stencil will have the effect! Set aside to dry. Once dry fold into three and glue the flap over.
Next stamp your skulls and bones from the "Dribonez Skulls & Bones Border Set" with black Archival Ink onto Kraft paper. Stamp a range of the designs - they all work perfectly with this little project!
Print labels onto Kraft Paper. I was very lucky to have the lovely lady from ArtTeaLife make me some custom labels especially for these creations because I couldn't find the exact wording I wanted on any collage labels!!!
Fussy cut your stamped images and tear the labels from the collage sheet to give an aged worn look.
Use a sponge to "stain" the scraps of muslin cloth to age them and start to arrange the cloth, labels and stamped images on the front of the folded holders.
Glue everything to the front of the folder and you have some cute spooky and gruesome little gifts!!!
Thanks for joining me again!
Hope you keep popping back each day for more Halloween inspired creativity by the DT!!