Monday, September 17, 2018

Embossed Acetate Autumn Tag Tutorial

Hi friends! We are having a rainy autumn day here, and I hope everyone who has been in the path of the big storms in different parts of the world are safe. We had a calm and quiet weekend, which included two long walks - Leo loves to walk in tunnels and hear the echo, and in one of the walks, I managed to find four different little tunnels to walk through. We also went to a garden market at a local coffee shop/art gallery.


This week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog, we have an It's a Wrap challenge - you can make your own gift wrap, gift bag or box, or make a tag etc. Lots of options. Don't miss the project by our September guest designer Terelisa Agosti.

Layers of ink - Embossed Acetate Autumn Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson made with Tim Holtz Sizzix dies

Instead of making a gift package or wrapping, I decided to recycle packaging material and make a tag. The tag might later become a part of a gift, but at first, it will be a part of my autumn decorations at home. I like the mix of textures and surfaces. I used mainly products by Tim Holtz here.

Layers of ink - Embossed Acetate Autumn Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson, embossing acetate with Sizzix 3D cobbelstones embossing folder

For the background, I used a piece of Sizzix die packaging, which is very sturdy. It was embossed in the cool 3D Cobblestone folder. You can also use Clearly For Art Modeling Film.

Layers of ink - Embossed Acetate Autumn Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson, coloring acetate with alcohol ink.

Working on the back of the tag, add layers of alcohol inks until you are happy with the result. I finished it with a tiny bit of Gold Mixative here and there, for a metallic look.

Layers of ink - Embossed Acetate Autumn Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson, using Tim Holtz Design Tape.

A second piece of packaging comes from one of Tim Holtz's Christmas idea-ology packages. I forgot to take a photo of the unaltered piece. But I kept the white edges, and added some gesso to the center and then covered it with design tape.

Layers of ink - Embossed Acetate Autumn Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Dab white Distress Paint to the piece and mist with water.

Layers of ink - Embossed Acetate Autumn Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson, altered packaging

When dry, add a little Fossilized Amber.

Layers of ink - Embossed Acetate Autumn Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson, with Ranger mica spray¨

And give the piece shine with Buttercup Mica Spray.
 Layers of ink - Embossed Acetate Autumn Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson, with Tim Holtz Sizzix Fall Foliage

Leaves were die cut from watercolor paper using the Fall Foliage set. Smear Distress Inks on a craft sheet, mist with water and press the shapes into the ink. Repeat with more colors until you are happy.

Layers of ink - Embossed Acetate Autumn Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson, with Distress Rock Candy

Smear a little Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint on the leaves and branches, not covering them completely.

Layers of ink - Embossed Acetate Autumn Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

When the crackle paint is dry, rub darker shades of Distress Crayons into the cracks, to make them more visible. I really like the shape of these tall grain pieces.

Layers of ink - Embossed Acetate Autumn Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Tim Holtz Sizzix Funky Foliage

Using the brand new Funky Foliage set, die cut two mushrooms from watercolor paper and colored the pieces as before with Distress Ink.

Layers of ink - Embossed Acetate Autumn Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson, die cut mushrooms with Funky Foliage

Glue the shapes together and layer them on top of the leaves and branches. Aren't they cute? They were adhered with foam tape.

Layers of ink - Embossed Acetate Autumn Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

The title was die cut from black kraft core cardstock using the Calendar Words Script set.

Layers of ink - Embossed Acetate Autumn Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson, with gumdrop hearts

The background panel was stapled to the plastic tag. I also colored a gumdrop heart with alcohol ink and used a Clippings Sticker.

Layers of ink - Embossed Acetate Autumn Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson, lace dyed with ink

The lace trim was dyed with Distress Ink.

Layers of ink - Embossed Acetate Autumn Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

The embossed plastic with all the alcohol ink coloring is really yummy and is easy and quick to do. I almost didn't want to cover any of it up.

Layers of ink - Embossed Acetate Autumn Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

I hope you enjoyed this post and that it inspired you to recycle some packaging. Packaging is often quite sturdy and can be a great surface to alter.


The STAMPtember® celebrations are continuing at Simon Says Stamp, with surprises and happenings almost every day. You can see the whole wonderful STAMPtember® release here

I hope you will join us this week in our It's a Wrap challenge. As always, you have a chance to win a $50 gift voucher to do some fun shopping at Simon Says Stamp. You have until next Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.




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Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog today!  

Happy stamping!

Anna-Karin

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18 comments:

  1. Gorgeous tag Anna-Karin! I love the embossed acetate background, fabulous recycling, and the autumnal colours are so pretty! the whole design of this is stunning!! :-)

    Hope you have a great week!
    Luv
    Lols x x x

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  2. Oh my!!!! Wow Wow Wow!!!!!!! Such stunning and awesome tag!!! Love, love, love all the textures, the warm colours and any little detail! There is so much to see here, I can't stop to look at your tag! The embossed and inked acetate looks just wonderful!!! The crackling adds just a wow factor to the leaves and the lace is the perfect compliment!
    Pinned immediately! :)
    https://www.pinterest.it/pin/534802524498733454/

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment! Embossing acetate is such fun to do!

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  3. This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. the explosion of autumn and warm colors is amazing and I totaly love what you did with the background. What a clever idea of embossing the acetate and coloring it with alkohol inks, the result is fabulous! I love the leaves, too with a touch of my fave clear rock candy! Hugs, Macarena.

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  4. What a fantastic creation. Beautiful!!

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    1. Thank you so much Dora! Ek hoop dit gaan goed met jou!

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  5. It is incredible the amount of detailing that went into this tag! I love the design of this, and the colors that you used. Thanks for the share, have a fantastic rest of your day. Keep up the posts
    World of Animals

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment!

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  6. Super awesome tag, Anna-Karin!! I love what you have done here with the recycling and wonderful natural images. The mushroom at the top is wonderful, it looks so real! Love!! hugs, Maura

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    1. I just realized it is ribbon at the top - to me it looks like a mushroom with lots of texture! lol!

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    2. How fun Maura! Now I've got to think of ways of really making a mushroom with ribbon.

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  7. A really gorgeous tag with so much detail and texture and I love how you thought outside the box and recycled the packaging ~ very, very clever and something that I must try! It's beautiful Anna-Karin...

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  8. Really fabulous! Your idea to use acetate with alcohol inks is fantastic! Love every detail of this tag! barbara

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  9. Such a perfect tag! Love the use of Alcohol inks, i think i am still the only one that never tried them! LOL!

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  10. wow this has taken recycling to a whole new level, love the embossed acetate with the alcohol ink, truly a stunning tag hugs kath xxx

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  11. Such a gorgeous tag, Anna-Karin! Love the embossed transparent sheet and the whole autumn design! Hugs, Sandra

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