Thursday, 19 February 2015

Demo Tag #3

Morning, here is the 3rd of the tags that I took to Stitches. This one is quite different for me, I don’t usually do vintage, but wanted to try it out with this tag.
I started by glueing book text to a piece of smoothy and once dry I added French Roast which was quickly wiped off just leaving a stain behind. Then I did the same with Buff, dried the tag and added more Buff and finally drybrushed with a little Snowflake.


You can just see the text from the book pages peeking through.


I die cut 4 small tags and painted them with Buff. I then stamped on them using images from my collection and some from ESN15, using Tree Branch, Orange Blossom and Potting Soil Archival inks.


I stamped the flower heads from EDY11 onto painted heavy smoothy and also painted a small button, I later decided this was too small and painted a slightly larger one.


Here you can see I attached the 5 flower heads together with the button centre. On another tag I painted cotton tape and stamped over it, this was just wrapped around the tag. I added the triangle leaf and some lace to the 3rd tag, and small rectangles stamped with the border from EDY11 onto the 4th small tag.


Finally I mounted the small tags into more book pages pieces and then glued them all to the backing piece.


I think they work pretty well and shows that my quirky,weird,alien flowers can work in a vintage setting too.

Techniques here are.. using a vintage palette, layering images in the background using different but similar shades of ink, using book text, painting on tape and buttons. 
Darcy x


  1. This tag is great. The blue with the brown really makes the mini tags POP! Xxx.

  2. Love the colors in this, really shows how versatile these stamps are. My favourites so far x

  3. Layering, book pages and multiple tags on a larger background is one of the things i like to see but i struggle to do this myself. You have made it look achievable, thank you!

    Fantastic use of your stamps Darcy, one of the things i like about your images is that you can utilise them in many ways, great inspiration as always:-) xxx

  4. Oh yes, I definitely love this one. Great use of your stamps.