Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Embossing Powdered Tags

These tags are my offerings for today's Creative Chemistry techniques with Tim Holtz.  Today we played with embossing powder (EP), one of my favorite products for a dramatic effect & dimension.  My first tag could use a little more work, but that's where more play time in the craft room will help.  I'm headed out to work soon, so this is all the time I had for today. 

I only had small (#5) manila tags so I attached them to my larger tags so I'll have uniformity when I put them all together.  Pretty cool that Tim added "quick direction" tags to his PDFs, so that each of the tags I create have a mini tutorial on back -- fabulous idea!  I also like to list my ink colors & products on the back, which I've included below in case you're interested in the colors/products used (tags - left to right) . 

Tag 1 - Melissa Frances sillouette flower stamp; distress inks:  mustard seed, pine needles, bundled sage, black soot, & walnut ink; Ranger clear EP

Tag 2 - Distress inks:  iced spruce, gathered twigs, walnut stain, vintage photo, pumice stone, & stormy sky; Ranger clear EP

Tag 3 - Tim Holtz Shabby French flourish stamp; distress inks:  peeled paint, faded jeans, wild honey, & walnut stain; distress EP vintage photo

Hope you're having plenty of sunshine today!  TFSB, Lisa


  1. Lisa,
    TFS...I love what you did with each of them & it is awesome that you posted what you used for them too. I tend to not think about the colors I use to write them down as each time I do them I always come up with something different LOL :D I deeply appreciate you sharing these & going in depth. Have a good day at work! HUGS

  2. These are lovely, Lisa! Isn't it fun to play with embossing powder. Funny thing when Tim mentioned the first time seeing EP in action, that is exactly what got me going! Have a great day!

  3. These are beautiful, sounds like a fun class too!


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