Friday, August 17, 2012

Making some glitter mist Christmas tags!

Today I want to inspire you to try a new technique.  Check out your fave blogs and find something you haven't tried... or a fave technique you have forgotten to use...

For me... I wanted to use my glitter mists I have had for years and not used much to make something fun and festive for a Christmas card tag swap.

Do you like the final product?  I used the ornament "joy" from CTMH Art PhilosophyCricut Cart and the "to from" I cut from Cricut Sampler as this swap designated embellished but no hand writing.  So I embellished and used ribbons I usually don't use... added some hemp cord that is CTMH and lots and lots of glitter mist...

Pull out your splat mat or some waxed paper and start crafting... here is how I made it...

I chose a kraft #8 tag for this project... on sale at Jo Ann's!
And I chose my colors of glitter mist... dark green, red, and bronze
Then I sprayed them in a line on my splat mat... adding a water sprayer to the mix to dilute the glitter mist after it is sprayed on the splat mat for "dipping" into.
In hind site I should have dipped both sides as it stained the back side but as the base color was kraft color but I dipped one side and set them aside to dry... I could do 2 or 3 at a time planning my need for this color combo with Christmas coming up!  Then it was time to spray again... the paper really soaks up the glitter mist and water mixture and it came off my hands in a few washings.. hehe!

After they dried... the next day, I ironed them back straight... although they do retain a little of the aged look still... they really wrinkled up a lot... see above at the before and after pic.  When you iron paper use NO STEAM and a piece of paper surrounding it to protect your iron and ironing board from getting colored on!  lol

Now it is time to embellish... any way you choose!

Enjoy making your own Christmas tags!  This was easy and lots of fun and they are one of a kind :)  Can't wait to see what I get back!!!!

Have a blessed crafting day!

Kathi




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