Saturday, June 9, 2012

Saturday StepXStep: Jumbo Tag

Hi everyone ! Hope your Saturday is getting off to a great start ! Mine most definitely is as I'm going on holiday today, keeping my fingers crossed for the weather as in the UK it's been a little wet of late!

So, onto today's StepXStep, I wanted to show you how this Jumbo Tag came together with lots of Distress Ink and glue !

I've tried using the resist technique before using glue but without success. I saw recently that Claudine Hellmuth's Multi Matt Medium could be used and wanted to give it a try.

So, I stamped the swirl first with Archival ink then applied the matt medium with some wet 'n' dry foam, stamped over the top but slightly to one side of the image and dried it off with my heat gun.

I then blended Distress Inks over the top, I've used Aged Mahogany, Pumice Stone and Wild Honey. You can see that the glue resists the ink and gives a lovely second image. As the tag is cream, this shows through the glue.

I then stamped over the image without using an acylic block which results in a less perfect stamped image, but is a great effect.

I stamped the lace image using Old Paper Distress Stains, then stamped the bodice on top of it and cut it out.

The flower is die cut using the Tattered florals die from Crinoline. I've then dyed it using Aged Mahogany DI as I wanted to keep the strength in the fabric. I find that when I dye it using liquid, i.e. Distress Stains, or watered down ink, the material loses some of it's stability.

The layers are all held together with a Hitch Fastener. The ribbon is seam binding and I have used Distress Ink spritzed with water to dye it.

The text was stamped onto white card and then cut up into individual words and then inked with Distress Inks. The gorgeous mesh is from Linda's Funkie Junkie Boutique as is the Filigree corner and metal flower. The pearl is a Tim Holtz Ideaology.

Make sure you hop over to the Funkie Junkie Boutique, there's more stock arriving all the time !


  1. oh wow this is one,stunning tag,the detail is just fantastic,love the way you have added those charms,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

  2. Stunning. This is just so effective and looks really complicated when completed. Must have a go. Thanks for sharing Sue. Hugs, Buttons x

  3. Fantastic StepXStep, Sue!!! Wow, I LOVE your results and how cool is that to use the MMM for a resist product. I'm definitely going to have a play with this technique VERY soon! Thanks so much for a wonderful tut - your tag is exquisite!

  4. I agree with Linda above, your tag is exquisite, thank you for showing us how you did it.

  5. Wow what a gorgeous tag, that technique is so effective
    Claire xx

  6. Wow...this is gorgeous. Was it hard to clean the glue off your stamp? Just wondering....

    1. Hi Kathy
      I found if you use a baby wipe straight after using the glue, to clean your stamp, it was fine.

  7. Gorgeous tag!! I love the pics of your creative process. I've never used that technique before, looks fun!

  8. Just love the clever, also thanks for the mini tutorial. You're off to the UK???? The rain. the cold, no sun...well here in
    Scotland. You'll need a month of sun-beds to catch up on you vitamin D. Enjoy!

  9. Fabulous resist technique tutorial, and this tag is ABSOLUTE EYE CANDY!!!! Gorgeous work!!!

  10. Absolutely gorgeous tag! I love everything about it! <3 Candy

  11. absolutely gorgeous tag! Love the colors :)

  12. Sue this is stunning and such a great step by step tut too.
    Happy holiday and hopefully without too much rain.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  13. What a gorgeous tag, Sue! It's so rich in color and texture.