Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Colour wheel week: tags

Neil is your host today and made 3 beautiful tags in different colours to show you how different it can look depending on the colour, even if the image/stamp is the same...

I made 3 tags the same but in different colours 
1. Neighbouring colours

 Colours used: Purple, blue and green
I coloured the tag with Dusty concord, Stormy sky and Peeled paint Distress Atains and dried with a heat gun. I used Distress inks in the same colours to add cogs using the Tando mask. 
The main image and bottles were stamped with black archival ink. I inked up the compass and stamped it onto scrap before stamping onto the tag to create the background. I stamped the sentiment onto half a journal tag. 
The main tag and the journalling tag was distressed using the distress tool and the main tag was inked with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and the small tag with Peeled Paint Distress Stain and attached with a small brad.

2. Complimentary colours
 Yellow and purple
Dusty Concord and Scattered Straw. 

3. Triadic
Red, blue and yellow
Fired Brick, Faded Jeans and Scattered Straw.

Products used:
Distress stain - peeled paint, stormy sky, dusty concord, faded jeans and fired brick.
Distress ink; same colours as above plus walnut stain.
Stamps - Paperartsy HP1110
Tando mask - cogs
Tim Holtz journalling tags

See you tomorrow


  1. Great idea to show the different moods created by the same tag in different colours.

  2. I love to try this technique, it is amazing how you can get such different effects just by changing the colours.

  3. really amazing the results with different colors combo, thanks for sharing

  4. This has been really helpful, thank you for sharing

  5. Gorgeous tags, I love the backgrounds.

  6. Wow i think I will give this a go!! Love the first tag best, but they are all fab! Hugs trace x

  7. Ah so lovely, it is great to use the colour wheel, when we are stuck for ideas! Shaz in oz.x
    PS might make my second tag one day soon; only ever made one - fancy that!


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