Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Technique Tuesday - Tagging Along!

Hi Everyone
Sue Here

This week myself and Natalie are showing you mini tag books.  Today's  project covers a few techniques.

 The tags are on the J & C Creations website and I have added backing papers, words cut from newspapers and word stamps.  The flowers are a VERY old sizzix die inked with versamark and yellow and orange WOW embossing powders and heat set.  The suitcase is chipboard and one I dug out from my stash.

I have used a mixture of chipboard and acrylic tags in this project to add dimension.


Inside is a piece of tissue paper stamped with a flower stamps in versamark and sprinkled with yellow and orange WOW embossing powder and heat set.  This technique you could use with any present to jazz up plain tissue paper!

 The outside was decorated with some stickers I have had for years.  The background is the crackle technique with acrylic paint and PVA glue.  here are the instructions:
1. Paint the surface with an acrylic paint colour you wish.  This colour will pop through the top layer when finished.
2.  Heat set this.
3. Paint a thick layer of CHEAP and I mean CHEAP PVA glue on the top of the paint, then dry off until it is tacky but NOT dry.
4. Put another thickish coat of acrylic paint over the top of the PVA glue. It is good if you use a different colour., then put the heat gun towards the paint and watch the PVA glue crack the paint over the top.  This is due to the glue shrinking and cracking quicker that the paint.  Good Ey!!

Hope you like these techniques, try them as backgrounds for your cards....take care....Sue

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