It's Melissa here and I'm really excited about today's post! Our current challenge is all about tags so I thought a fun project would be to show you how I make "technique tag" rings!
Do you ever love a technique you see someone do? Does an idea in a video look amazing, and you want to try it but then you sit down at your desk and you can't remember what or how the person did it? You just go blank? Well, me too. I started to really get into inking techniques after watching Jennifer McGuire's amazing technique videos
Then I took the "Creative Chemistry" class and Tim had us do one technique on one tag and put the instructions on how we did that technique on the back of the tag. Brilliant!
I love that all my most beloved techniques are at my fingertips! I keep my tag rings in my craft caddy right on my desk.
So today I have 3 tags with really simple techniques. I have a PDF at the bottom of the post for you to download so you can make the tags and see the instructions.
Water color stamping without brushes
Water stamping (ghosting)
What the back of the tags will look like after you adhere the instructions
The technique tag ring complete! Keep adding tags as you learn new techniques!
I keep these tags really simple because 1) they are for reference, 2) I need them to lay flat and 3) if I use more than one technique on a tag I won't know which technique I used. I also use a piece of water color paper to do the technique then adhere that to my tag but you could totally do the technique on the tag itself. I would probably use a white or manila tag if going that route.
Click HERE to download the PDF with simple instructions!
I hope you will give this a try! The sky's the limit, if you're into copic coloring techniques or blending with colored pencils, do that! Or stamping techniques, make a ring for that too!
Remember that Simon Says Stamp is sponsoring our current challenge, Tag, You're It! If you play and link up with us, you'll be entered into a drawing for a $25 egift voucher!