Friday, 19 July 2019

Anything Goes - Alcohol Ink Tag by Jane


It is 'Anything Goes' week on the Tando Creative blog so I thought I would have a go at something a bit different.  I am really loving my alcohol inks at the moment and wanted to use them on one of the greyboard technique tags but as they would not work on the board surface I decided to cover my tag using YUPO paper which is a special synthetic paper that works with the inks as it is non porous...

I started by drawing around the tag onto the YUPO paper and then cut it out.  I used Decoart Decoupage Matt to stick it to the tag.  Using a selection of pink, yellow and orange alcohol inks I applied the ink and blew it around until I was happy with the look, then added gold foil which adhered to the tacky areas...

The tag was left to dry overnight and then I used alcohol lift ink from the re inker bottle onto a foam blending tool and placed it through the distressed diamond mini stencil.  I then dabbed off the residue before burnishing the areas to lift the ink...

Next I used some red archival ink with a script stamp...

As the background was quite bright I wanted the focal points to have more of a silhouette look, so I chose a butterfly from the Tando butterfly grab bag as well as two Tando flowers with stems.

These were painted with black gesso then I added a couple of layers of black embossing powder which I stamped into with the same script stamp from earlier.  To help the texture stand out I rubbed on a little bit of gold gilding wax...

These were then adhered to the tag using glue and foam pads for extra dimension and a Tim Holtz sticker added as a finishing touch...

Here are the products that I used:

* Tando Creative Technique Binder and Tags
* Tando Creative Flowers with Stems Grab Bag
* Tando Creative Butterfly Grab Bag
* Tando Creative Mini Stencil - Distressed Diamond
* Decoart Mediums - Black Gesso
* Decoart - Decoupage Matt

Thank you for looking and do check out what the other design team members have been making this week.

Happy crafting,

Jane xx

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Tando Creative 24 Play Days- Fiona Randall

Hello !
Welcome to my step by step tutorial to create this Grungy Butterfly Tag.
Step 1.

Start with laying your grey board tag on a piece of 300gsm cardstock and cut around it using a craft knife. You will end up with a tag shape piece of card as pictured. punch a hole with a hole punch.

Step 2.
Apply DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Titanium white  ( or any white acrylic paint in your stash) with a sponge to your chosen background stamp.
Step 3.
Press the cardstock tag onto the stamp, run fingers over the back of the tag. Move tag around several times applying more paint to stamp as required until tag is covered. Dry with a heat tool.
Step 4.
Mist Tag with water and spray with distress spray stain in frayed burlap. Blot with kitchen towel and then dry with a heat tool.
Step 5.
Apply Distress Ink in Vintage Photo and Weathered wood to opposite corners as shown with an ink blending tool. The Acrylic paint acts as a resist to the distress ink. Wipe over lightly with a baby wipe to reveal more of the paint stamp background. Dry with a heat tool.
Step 6.
Define edges by applying Walnut Stain distress ink with an ink blending tool.
Step 7.
Apply walnut stain distress ink to the edges of your grey board tag.
Step 8.
Glue your cardstock tag to the grey board tag and roll over with a brayer to make sure everything is firmly adhered.
Step 9.
Apply two strips of Washi Tape to the side of the tag as shown.
Step 10.
Apply vintage photo and weathered woo distress ink  directly to the Tando Thins as shown. Using your background stamp again apply stamping to the diamonds with walnut stain distress ink.
Step 11.
Take a length of string and pull apart to create thin string fibres as shown.
Step 12.
Stamp your chosen butterfly stamp onto 300gsm cardstock with Versafine ink in Onyx Black.
Colour the butterfly with vintage photo and weathered wood distress inks with a water brush and dry with a heat tool. Apply a layer of embossing ink over the whole butterfly with a versa mark ink pad. Sprinkle on  clear embossing powder and heat with a heat tool until melted creating a glossy finish and sealing the distress ink in place.
Step 13.
Apply foam pads to the diamond thins and apply to the tag base. Glue the circle thins on top of the diamonds.  Add your string fibres with a touch of glue. Shape the wings of the butterfly before gluing on top of the string fibres. Finally  apply the numbers to the tag from Andy Skinners Mixed Media Transfer set Poe Diversity to finish.
Thanks for stopping by I hope I have Inspired you to give this a go.
Fiona :)
Products Used.
Andy Skinner Mixed Media Transfers- Poe Diversity.
Tim Holtz
Distress Spray Stain- Frayed Burlap
Distress Inks, Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo and Weathered Wood.
Ideology Tissue Tape- Paperie.
Stampendous  Jumbo Butterfly Stamp Set.


Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Anything Goes - Dream Tag by Lisa

Hello lovely people! I am here with an 'Anything Goes' for Tando Creative. For this project, I created a step by step of a one-layer tag using a selection of different 
Tando stencils. 


Step 1 - Using DecoArt Premium Acrylic paints and a Tando greyboard tag, created a background using 3 different colours.

Step 2 - glue some torn book pages on to the tag.

step 3 - Using the DecoArt Premium Acrylics, stencil the tag using Tando Cogs Group 6x6 stencil

step 4 - stencil using the Tando 260mm x 65mm Numbers stencil.

Step 5 & 6 - rub the tag gently with a damp cloth to distress the stencilled areas.

Step 7 - add DecoArt Acrylic Titan Buff paint with water over the tag.

Step 8 - Using the Tando 4 x 4 Distressed Diamond to stencil the tag.

Step 9 - Using DecoArt Media Texture Sand Paste and Tando 4 x 4 Distressed Sequins Stencil the tag.

step 10 - Use DecoArt Premium paint (Paynes Grey) to colour the Texture Sand Paste.

Step 11 - Used Tando 260mm x 65mm Rings stencil on the tag.

Step 12 - Stamp the image on to the tag.

Step 13 - Colour a piece of card using Distress Oxide Ink and water.

Step 14 - Stamp the words on to the coloured card.

Step 15 - Cut out the word from the stamped sentiment.

Step 16 - Add the word to the tag.


Thanks for popping by,
Lisa x

Here are all the products I used which are available on the Tando Website.

Cogs Group Mask 15cm x 15cm   Stencil 260mm x 65mm: NUMBERS   Mini Mask - Distressed Diamond   Mini Mask - Distressed Sequins

Stencil 260mm x 65mm: RINGS      Paynes Grey Premium    10off Tags Size 5 120x60mm

Monday, 15 July 2019

Anything Goes Quick Card

I've made a quick and easy card for this week's Anything Goes theme:

I've inked through the {Dotstream} stencil onto a card blank and then simply painted a {Mini Balloon} with acrylic paints.

Once dry it was given a thick coat of {Liquid Glass} which was the most time consuming part of the card.

I've finished by tying the balloon to this cute dog's tail.

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Same but Different - Layering Stencils by Nikki K

Morning all,

This week we have shown a few different ways to use the Layering Stencils, I created a folder with mini binder inside for Di's Hochanda shows a month or two ago, and thought I would share it with you now.

I painted the folder white first, then layers of  colour were added, with background stamping and crackle.

The Flourish stencil comes in 3 layers, and the middle bit for a mask if needed as well.  I used modelling paste for each layer, which builds your design in different area's to make it more 3d. 

The Leaves Layered stencil works similarly, and I did the little binder with this.  It even has the veins of the leaves standing out more. 

I painted the binder in teal, and added Metallic Lustre with my finger to age it.

Love how the mini binder fits in the larger folder pocket, a really handy folder and art case.

Best Wishes,

Nikki K

Products Used:
Concertina Binder
Layering Stencil - Flourish
Layering Stencil - Vine

DecoArt Media Line:
Raw Sienna
Tinting Base
Cobalt Teal Hue
Metallic Lustre - Iced Coffee
Chalk - Lace
Metallic Silver
Quinacridone Gold
Paynes Grey

Other product:
Background Stamp - Andy Skinner Textures.
Turquoise Ink.