Mar 19, 2017

Techniques for Dimensional Stamped Mixed Media Tags


I'm sharing an inspirational post with my teamies on the IndigoBlu blog today.  Please hop on over and see what my teammates have created for your viewing pleasure!


First I created an inky background with my new Distress Oxide inks.  I splashed on some water and removed some of the color for texture.  I stamped the amazing Blazing Poppies stamp in Denim ink onto the tag.


Next I stamped the poppies again onto some leftover inky yellow card in the same ink and fussy cut the three flowers.


I used my flower shaping tools to give the cutouts a little dimension and curl.


One of the things I love most about DOX inks is the ability to create high contrast.  I knew I wanted some glossy embossing powder, so I tried something new.  I mixed a dab of Slap-it-On with water and flecked onto my surface then covered with white embossing powder and heat set.  Though these pics just look like I've flung gesso onto my tag, in real life the contrast is amazing!


I decided my simple tag could use a mat, so I cut it down a slither then glued onto a tag cut from chipboard.  I painted the perimeter with Park Lane acrylic paint, which worked beautifully with the two DOX colors.


A simple Tim Holtz chipboard sentiment (cut down to fit) finished it off and complimented the glossy embossing.


Here you can see how I curled the flowers and raised them up with foam tape.  A great way to create dimension with simple stamping!  I hope you are inspired to break out your floral stamps today!  <3


30 comments:

  1. I LOVE this!! I've been playing around with the DOX Inks and I will definitely have to try this. Thanks for your step by step instructions and sharing this beautiful tag! Have a wonderful day :)

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  2. Such a lovely tag, Autumn! Love your DOX background - can't wait until my inks arrive!! Your shaped flowers look so pretty with the twine bow underneath, and I love how you've matted your tag - great idea. That really is a pretty stamp, too! Thank you for sharing your technique for those awesome splatters - they turned out great! Hugs :-)

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  3. Stunning as always and loving your colour combo.
    Julie x

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  4. Beautiful tag. Love the flowers.

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  5. Had a chuckle that you used the word ..slither, I use that word too x Gorgeous colours, great techniques and thank you for the tip about the white splats/embossing...will be giving that one a go x

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  6. superb tag, I love the colours

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  7. Wow, Autumn, it's so stunning!! I love the colors!! The flowers look amazing!! I still don't have the Oxides...I need to fix that, stat!! Love, love this, my friend!! What a gorgeous tag!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  8. The blues are just gorgeous and the pale poppies look amazing atop your wonderfully splattered tag. How did we ever manage before Oxides arrived! Beautiful work Autumn. Hugs, Anne xx

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  9. love, love, love...the flower image is gorgeous and so is your bkg. I can't wait to get my hands on some of those inks!!
    xx Karen

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  10. This is so awesome. I love the look, the colors and so glad you shared over at Aud Sentiments.

    Billie A
    Aud Sentiments
    Creative with Stamps
    Catch the bug
    Inspiration Destination
    Stampavie and More

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  11. Fabulous colours, design and dimension on your beautiful tag Autumn, love it xxx

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  12. You have achieved such depth of colour Autumn and the IB Blazing Poppies really pop from your pretty tag, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

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  13. A fabulous tag. Love all the texture and dimension. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge

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  14. How stunning. Love what you've done with the Dox. I'm waiting eagerly for mine to become available. I have that gorgeous indigo blu stamp and will be making a version of this soon. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  15. Lovely inky background, and the shaping of the flowers really makes a difference.
    Alison x

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  16. So unique and fun - it turned out just LOVELY Autumn. Xj.

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  17. This is such a beautiful tag Autumn! I love how you have created the background! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Hugs
    Gina xx

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  18. Great project!I love the look of those distress oxides! I can't wait for spring! Thanks for sharing with us on the Aud Sentiment challenge blog!

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  19. Hi Autumn, I have so much to catch up on.....love all your creations! Such a pretty tag, thanks for sharing the techniques, I have so much to Learn. Have a great week­čśŐ

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  20. Beautifully created, Autumn! Thanks for the step by step directions. What attracts me most are those amazing colors together, and your pretty textures. Gorgeous! hugs, de

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  21. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  22. Great background Autumn and thanks for sharing. Colours are yummy. Xx

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  23. A gorgeous tag Autumn. You've made a beatiful background for the lovely flowers. all so beautiful designed, very elegant! Thanks for joining our challenge at Fussy and Fancy. Marlies

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  24. Fabulous tag, beautifully designed.
    Thank you for sharing over at Allsorts;-))m

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  25. Just beautiful and stunning! Everything is just perfect! ;-)

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