Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Fall Feather Tag {Market Street Stamps}

Hello there and happy fall to you!

Today I'd like to share a little tutorial for creating a Fall Feather Tag using some stamps from Market Street Stamps and a canvas tag

First, let's gather our supplies from the Marketplace:
And from our craft stash:
  • Mists
  • Dye Inks
We'll start by stamping the Funky Herringbone Background Stamp on the tag in a light fall color. 
These canvas tags work wonderfully with the large background stamps from Market Street Stamps. I chose to only stamp it once (so it covers the large base area of the tag and leaves an empty space at the top). If you don't like that look, you can stamp it twice for full coverage (or use one of the mini canvas shapes for full coverage in one impression).
When stamping on canvas you should realize that there are most likely going to be imperfections in the stamping. I think this adds character - but if you can't handle imperfections in your stamping then you can just give this a whirl on a paper tag. ;o)
Next we will give the tag an ombré effect with various mists. For this project I suggest choosing light colored mists in a similar color family/palette. I've chosen three fall-friendly mists that will blend well into each other.
Tip: Always mist on a protected surface. You will have overspray...so unless you want that counter or table misted, cover it up with something like scrap cardboard. 
Stamp the beautiful feather from the new Wild Market Mini with a dark ink. (I'm using a permanent black ink.) 
Stamp it several times varying the positioning. I've grouped it into two clusters, but I also think this would look great randomly stamped all over the entire tag. 
When stamping off the edge of the tag, be sure you are protecting your stamping surface...although I can't deny that a feather stamped desk might just be beautiful. :o)
Finish off your tag with some twine, ribbon, or other embellishments.

This tag would be great to tie onto a big fall gift basket and I also think it would be lovely to create two of these and use them for mini album covers.

What would you use this tag for?

 Canvas Corp. (Canvas Tag);
Stamps: Market Street Stamps (Funky Herringbone Background StampWild Market Mini);  Ink: Memento (Cantaloupe); Ranger (Jet Black Archival); 
Mists: Ranger (Sunflower Sparkle, Perfect Copper, Interference Red);
Twine: The Twinery (Buttercream, Cantalou
pe, Flax);
Tools: We R Memory Keepers (Crop-A-Dile); 


Queenie said...


marla said...

Very cute tag. It would look great on a fall layout. TFS

wandaguess said...

This is a very cooooool project! I haven't jumped on the mist bandwagon yet....but I'm inspired now! Have a great day!