Monday, May 28, 2018

Sea Journey Etcetera Tag Tutorial

Hello friends! We had a fun weekend here. My dad visited and we did some outings, such as going to a lake to swim. Because of the unusually warm May weather, the water is already pretty warm. We also had a whole bunch of soccer related activities. 



This week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog we have a Masculine theme. Don't miss the last project by our May guest designer Alison Bomber.

Layers of ink - Sea Journey Etcetera Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

I told the story of one of my relative's adventures at sea on a tag, using stamps, dies and words. The base is a Tim Holtz Medium Etcetera tag, which is very sturdy, almost like wood, and bigger than you might think (12 x 6.5 in). I don't always check the size of things when I order products and I was happily surprised to see how big the tags are. Lots of space!

Layers of ink - Sea Journey Etcetera Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

After giving the tag a coat of gesso, I painted it with Distress Paint, aiming for the look of an old painted and worn wood plank.

Layers of ink - Sea Journey Etcetera Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Tim Holtz stamps

Some of the stamps were stamped on tissue paper and then adhered to the background - with one layer of glossy multi-medium below the tissue paper, and one on top. These were the images where I wanted the stamping to be as good as possible (the ship, map and journey word), while I wanted a more distressed look to the rest of the stamping and stamped directly on the background. All the stamps are by Tim Holtz.

Layers of ink - Sea Journey Etcetera Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

A little Faded Jeans paint was mixed into embossing paste and applied through a stencil. I also used black paint and paste through a word stencil, and smeared the left over blue paste under the ship as waves. I smeared the left-over black paste around the edges of the board, also giving the edges a rough feel.

Layers of ink - Sea Journey Etcetera Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Tim HOltz stencils

When the paste was dry, I stamped it randomly with a grid stamp.

Layers of ink - Sea Journey Etcetera Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Distress Paint

I painted the boat with Distress Paint, darkened the edges and dry brushed brown, white and silver paint on the paste areas. The background needed a little more red, and I stamped dots with Candied Apple paint.

Layers of ink - Sea Journey Mixed Media Etcetera Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

The tag was embellished with some idea-ology pieces and ephemera papers. Here you can see the silver dry brushing on top of the word.

Layers of ink - Sea Journey Etcetera Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Alcohol ink was used to color the Gumdrop Hearts. I also used a whole bunch of die cut gears. They were die cut from a paper that had been misted with various Distress Spray Stains, also including metallic sprays.

Layers of ink - Sea Journey Etcetera Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

A big metallic gear was glued to the circle and I tied the tag with Linen Ribbon.

Layers of ink - Sea Journey Etcetera Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Tim Holtz Sizzix dies

The relative in question was an electrician, which is why I stamped the bulbs here and there.

Layers of ink - Sea Journey Etcetera Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

The gears have a cool texture and some of them are very metallic looking. The ephemera tag was sanded, torn and inked.

Layers of ink - Sea Journey Etcetera Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

This stamp comes from the Traveling Friends set.

Layers of ink - Sea Journey Etcetera Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

By dry brushing on top of paste areas, you can easily increase the texture and make the paste look even more interesting.

Layers of ink - Sea Journey Etcetera Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

I like these metallic idea-ology numbers.

Layers of ink - Sea Journey Etcetera Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

This ship stamp is a favorite of mine and I have used it quite many times before. I really like the perspective of the stamp and how the boat almost comes into the project.

Layers of ink - Sea Journey Etcetera Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Here's a closer look at the texture of the waves under the boat.

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Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog today!  

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

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14 comments:

  1. I really love how your tag tells a story, Anna-Karin! You really have put a lot of love into this, from the great background to little details like the cog you tied on at the top. Love this! hugs, Maura

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  2. Your tag is stunning! I love especially the background and the mix of colors you gave it, the result is really cool. All the stamping looks great on the background colors and the blue paste gives a lot of interest. I also love those tags, I have the "small" version which is still huge. Hugs, Marzena.

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  3. This is such gorgeous tag, Anna-Karin. Love the beautiful stamping and embellishments you created on the background. All the details are stunning. :)

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  4. So much in this tag, stories layers colours and texture, it is wonderful, thanks for sharing x

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  5. I love this tag! There's so much adventure in all those layers and all those elements, the stamping, the texture, the embellishments. I love the gear at the top, fastened with the linen ribbon - it looks very nautical! I must get that large ship inky again some time soon... what a brilliant image.
    Alison x

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  6. Oh Anna-Karin, I LOVE this tag. The woodgrain effect still shines through the other elements and it all works so beautifully together. I love how you brought in the different references to his life all on one tag! WOW!

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  7. This is an incredible tag! It's so beautifully created with all the interesting details...I love it!

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  8. This is beautiful Anna-Karin...the story that you've told through your work is just fabulous and you've added so many wonderful details that are such a treat for the eyes! Gorgeous work as always... :)

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  9. This is extraordinary! Love the background and the story is wow. Love reading through all of this!

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  10. Amazing colors and textures on your tag! SO many fun things to look at :)

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  11. Beautiful work once again! I love to see your techniques and I especially like how you're able to combine so many different types of images and supplies to create a scene. Lovely!

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  12. beautiful tag Anna-Karin, love everything about it and how lovely that it tells a personal story, hugs kath xxx

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  13. Gorgeous tag, Anna-Karin! Love the sea theme and that you told a story about your relative with it! Fabulous techniques! Hugs, Sandra

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  14. Love your nautical tag! Fabulous mix of textures, stamps and embellishments!! barbara

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