Garden Tag by Alison Hall


Hi everyone! I've been playing with the new PaperArtsy Infusions pigment powders, and I have a garden-themed tag, featuring PaperArtsy Sara Naumann stamps, to share with you today. 

Here's what I used...

PaperArtsy Infusions - A Bit Jaded, Emerald Isle, Lemoncello
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish - Metallic Glaze, Honey Dew, South Pacific
Water Spray Bottle, Book page, Old Store Card, Round Paintbrush, Heat Gun, Craft Mat

Here's what I did...

1. I began by using a glue stick to adhere a book page to the size 8 tag. When the glue was dry, I tore the excess book page away from around the edges of the tag.

2. I pieced a small hole in the lids of the PaperArtsy Infusions, then sprinkled a few grains of each colour over the tag. I squeezed out a line of PaperArtsy Metallic Glaze at the top of the tag, then used the old store card to spread the glaze down over the tag. This activates the colours of the Infusions, and also sets them with a lovely metallic sheen.

3. Using the Sara Naumann stencil, I traced three of the leafy sprigs using a black journalling pen. I then painted around them with Fresco Finish South Pacific paint. I re-drew the outlines after with the black pen, to make them stand out more.

4. Using Fresco Finish Honey Dew paint, I stamped a few of the flowers around the edges of the tag, then over-stamped them with Memento Nautical Blue. Using Jet Black Archival Ink, I stamped the word 'reverie' and the dots a few times, over the background.

5. I watered down some Honey Dew paint and used a paintbrush to add some splatters to the background.

6. The phrase was stamped onto the unprinted edge of some book page, then cut out, the edges inked with black, and adhered to the tag with the glue stick. I used the blending foam to ink the edges of the tag. 

7. I sprinkled a few grains of Emerald Isle Infusions onto my craft mat, mixed in a little water, then used this custom-made ink to colour a piece of crinkle ribbon. I rolled the ribbon into a ball to crinkle it, dried it with a heat gun, and threaded it through the top of the tag.

Here's a closer look, where hopefully you can see the lovely shimmer of the metallic glaze on the leaves.

Happy crafting!

Alison x

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  1. Great tag Alison
    Amanda x

  2. Brilliant tag,such depth to it and another colour of Infusions just added to my list now!
    Donna xxx

  3. This is really gorgeous Alison and has amazing depth. Love the colours too and the splatter effect which is lovel and shabby chic.
    Fliss xx

  4. So pretty Alison must get some infusions, see you soon xx

  5. Absolutely beautiful. Loving the blues. The infusions are so cool and I love how you've used them here. Lx

  6. Loving your tag Alison...fab combination of colours...the infusions have coloured the ribbon really well too! Xx

  7. Alison
    I received Infusions today but didn't manage to play with them, I can hear them calling my name LOL.
    I love this, you know I am a fan of Sara Naumann's stamps for PaperArtsy. Very beautiful tag.


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