Saturday, January 9, 2016

Distressed Spritz & Flick Tag & Texana Designs Stamps

This basic spritz and flick tag was created when I was going through the Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 01 several years ago.  When going though and organizing my tags I decided to complete it.

 I wanted to create a border so I chose the Jam'n Barbed Wire strip to stamp down the left hand side of the tag.  I stamped it then stamped a second generation to the left of the first stamp..  This adds a bit of interest and depth.

While I had the stamp out, I used Stazon Timber Brown and stamped the twill for the tag top.  I stamped both sides since I was going to staple the twill instead of trying to tie it.

Next I wanted to play with stamping on fun foam.  I inked up the Texas (state) stamp so that it was ready to go.  Next I heated the fun foam until it was warm and pliable.  I immediately stamped onto the foam and held constant pressure for several seconds.  This created a impression that was also inked.  It's hard to get a good photograph that shows the detail, but I tried.  I cut around the shape and added another layer of foam behind it to add more dimension to the focal point of the tag.

Every creation needs a title.  I used the Texana Designs banner and sentiment "Home is deep in the heart of Texas".  The banner was too wide for the tag (and my matching scrap was too small for the stamp) so I stamped it a bit crooked on the gingham and trimmed the left side.