Saturday 5 November 2016

2016 #21 Typo Tags {by Jo Myhill}

2016 Topic 21: Typography, Fonts, Quotes

Hi everyone Jo Myhill here. Tonight I'd like to share with you this evening with a post about making master boards with layers to make gift tags.

I love using this technique to build up layers of colour and layers of stamping in different inks, it can be subtle like these or bright and contrast clashing colours if you are that way inclined! With some distressing and embellishments you can quickly make a whole range of tags - just in time for Christmas!

Step 1: I started with a piece of A5 card which I covered in Chutney that gave a nice dark colour. I then clear embossed the numbers stamp from ID09 so it could act as a resist when I added the Buff over the top in random places.


Step 2: I removed the clear embossing with a hot iron, lots of scrap paper over the A5 masterboard, not all of it as I still wanted some resist.I then added Snowflake washes to start softening the base colour and meld it all together.

Step 3: I started stamping the typography stamp from ID01 over the A5 masterboard altering the direction and stamping off the page. I used Potting Soil for this stamp and Plum for the smaller script stamp from ID09


Step 4: For the final layer of stamping I used the stamp "stamp" from ID01 in Orange Blossom.  This gave a contrast to the browny / plum colour scheme, but was still a subtle tonal autumnal contrast. 

Step 5: I then cut out as many small tags as I could.  You could do any size but from my A5 card I got six.  I then distressed the edges and the front of the tags and Used Ripe Persimmon and Vintage Photo Distress Inks on three of the tags and left the others plain.  I mounted the tags on Kraft card.  

Step 6: and cut round them leaving a small edge so the distressing could be seen.  Cut a hole and added sisal string. I added a flower cut in half and a button to add some more texture and embellishment.

This really is a fun simple technique and you could very quickly make a whole bunch of gift tags and use up some of those embellishments you've had knocking around for ages.  You could add lace or ribbon between the Kraft card and the top layer, stitch round the top layer before gluing to the Kraft layer. So have fun and personalize your  gift tags!

All the best

Great tags Jo, these make fabulous use of the script stamps. Lots of layering with paint and ink adds great depth. Really lovely vintage tags that are suitable for every occasion. ~Darcy

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Helen said...

beautiful tags, Jo, some of my favourite script stamps too.

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous tags Jo, love the colours.

Claire said...

Beautiful Jo, love the colours you've chosen - very earthy feel to them Xx

Miriam said...

great tags Jo - I love these stamps... and you've chosen great colours too!

Deborah Wainwright said...

Wow! Love these Jo, Gorgeous xx

rachel said...

love these brilliant x

Hazel Agnew said...

Great idea Jo. Xx

craftimamma said...

Gorgeous tags Jo. Always live the depth you get to your piecesand the grungy colours are great!

Lesley Xx

Lauren Hatwell said...

So lovely. Lx

Etsuko said...

Fabulous tags and stunning shabby chic taste. xx

craftytrog said...

Love your style Jo, gorgeous tags!

Ruth said...

Such beautiful tags, gorgeously created! Ruth xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Fabulous master board project Jo, I love it!

Lucy x