Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The tags I made

one of the two original stamps...plain jane no embellishments

with tsuniko inks...I HOPE I spelled it right...

I have several tree stamps purchased to make watercolors with...they make great Christmas cards quick...anyway I had taken them to school and left them on the kitchen table when i brought them home...
The other stamp with a little gold gel pen embellishments and a couple of holly leaves!



I needed some tags when i was wrapping presents yesterday...so what did i do...whipped out the tsuniko inks because i had no green stamp pad. I proceeded to stamp about a dozen or so trees on a 1/4 sheet of HEAVY Kilimanjaro watercolor paper...DONT forget you have to heat set the inks...unlike watercolor....so off upstairs to iron...then i ripped them using a ruler to make rough edges....
Version 1 tea dyed, snowed and beribboned

This quick stamp project was getting out of hand...while i was upstairs ripping and ironing the paper i noticed all the ribbons i had bought to make dolls with...and didnt....PERFECT for the cards....now where was the hole punch??? Actually where it belonged...a minor Christmas miracle...

Back downstairs ...Gold gel pen was in the cup on the desk...perfect for embellishing the trees to perk the boring green up...
Version 2 tea dyed and beribboned

my tea was almost gone but just enough was left to smear on that bright white paper to take the edge off the whiteness...did i use a paint brush NOPE...i used the original paint brush...my finger!!! lol....

OH SNOW...something we dont know about here ...see it infrequently...anyway a little white goauche on the tree branches and voila 20 tags or so later...i was done...oh yes and i have to scan it on red paper so it looks Christmasy right:>

GOODNESS for a simple project i spent TWO hours working on all those little gift tags...

MERRY CHRISTMAS:>
On a package
Looking lovely:> hohohoho



2 comments:

norma said...

The tags are lovely. Lucky are the recipients!

Sioux said...

Margaret, I just love these! You rock, girl!

Merry Christmas!