Monday, February 11, 2019

Typography Tag Tutorial

Hi crafters! I hope you had a good weekend. Everybody is healthy again here after a couple of weeks of colds. The snow is melting, but it might come back again. I am looking forward to the ice melting off from one of my favorite paths, which is almost impossible to walk when its icy. 


This week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog, we are having a Typography challenge. Lots of fun! It is all about the words and the letters. Don't miss the project by our February guest designer Lucyna Marynowska, with her blog u Luli

Layers of ink - Typography Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I made a tag inspired by the letter 'A', which is one of the favorite letters in our house since two of our names start with an 'A'. It has also got such an interesting shape. Three words are hiding in the background, surrounded by a whole lot of 'a's. The background was made with Tim Holtz Sizzix dies and colored with Distress Crayons. I took step photos.

Layers of ink - Typography Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Die cut with Traveler Words.

Start by die cutting the three words.

Layers of ink - Typography Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Die cut background with Tim Holtz Sizzix dies.

Continue by filling the space with 'A's from different die sets. I used: Cutout Script, Alphanumeric Script, Alphanumeric Marquee, and Alphanumeric Cutout Lower. Here and there, I used a small flower as a filler.

Layers of ink - Typography Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Adhere to a second tag with matte medium.

Layers of ink - Typography Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Coat with clear gesso.

Add a layer of clear gesso on top, to give the tag some tooth for the next step.

Layers of ink - Typography Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Color with Distress Crayons.

When dry, color with Distress Crayons, blending them with your finger. I used: Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick, Peacock Feathers and Antiqued Bronze.

Layers of ink - Typography Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Rub some of the color off with a slightly moist cloth, through a stencil.

Layers of ink - Typography Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Add a layer of Matte Medium on top, to set the Distress Crayon. Don't go back and forth with the paint brush, just go over every area once. Otherwise, you might lose some detail.

Layers of ink - Typography Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I stamped it with 'a's from the alphabet stamp from Tim Holtz's School Desk set.

Layers of ink - Typography Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

If you want a brighter looking tag, you can skip this step. I had a marker next to me on the table and decided to just add some lines inside the letters and around the words. It gives a grungier look to the tag.

Layers of ink - Typography Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Emboss the edges.

Apply embossing ink along the edges with an Emboss It Dabber and sprinkle with Hammered Mixed Media powder. Melt with a heat tool. Be very careful not to burn yourself when using a heat tool.

Layers of ink - Typography Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Emboss with Ranger Mixed Media powders

Die cut a butterfly from the Mini Detailed Butterflies set, and the two butterflies from Springtime Side-Order. Apply embossing ink to them and sprinkle first with Sea powder, on about half the butterflies. Melt and then continue with Hammered powder. Do not touch the melted powder until it is completely cool.

Layers of ink - Typography Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Here you can see the cool textured from the Hammered powder. I also added some rub-ons here and there.

Layers of ink - Typography Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Die cut the second butterfly from an old dictionary page and layer the two together. Add a sticker to the butterflies.

Layers of ink - Typography Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The butterflies look really cool with the embossing powders.

Layers of ink - Typography Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I also die cut an A with the Letterboard die and embossed with Hammered powder.

Layers of ink - Typography Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Detailed butterfly.

The big butterfly was only glued in the center, giving it dimension.

I hope you will join us this week in our Typography 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 crafting!

Anna-Karin

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9 comments:

  1. Gorgeous tag Anna-Karin :-) I love how you used the dies to create some fabulous nexative texture on there, so clever, and the colours and grungy details are fabulous, love the butterflies too, altogether awesome!

    hope you have a great week! :-)
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  2. Wow! such an adorable project - you have such a fantastic style always UNIQUE!
    Lucyna xx

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  3. Wonderful tag Anna-Karin! this is one of my favorite color palette and the technique you used is so beautiful! Barbara

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  4. This is fantastic! What a great creation of texture. This is layering at its best and I always look forward to seeing how you use products in such unique ways.

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  5. Oh yeah, negative die cuts - this is what I really love. You rocked the background with texture and colors. And thanks to your previous posts I got my mixed media powders and they are amazing! Thanks for sharing and inspiring. Hugs XX

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  6. wow stunning tag Anna-Karin, love how you created the negative with die cuts and I agree with Macarena, you rocked that background, hugs kath xxx

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  7. Oh wow! I love your double tag method to get that amazing type texture, Anna-Karin! Awesome mix of colors, this is one fabulous tag!! LOVE it! Thanks so much too for covering me last week - much appreciated, hugs, Maura

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  8. What a fun tag Anna-Karin, love your die cut background with all those different fonts and amazing textures and colours as always. Thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

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