Monday, 26 March 2012

Paint effect week: tag art

This week we are going to talk about the different effects you can get with paints. 
Paints have become increasingly popular and we thought that a week about paints might be interesting for those who are just starting to use them... and maybe for the more advanced crafters out there... 

So we start off with Isa'sArt and a gorgeous distressed tag. Easy technique but SO effective. Hope you like it ;)

I started with a layer of gesso (this is to protect my tag and it also give a nice texture), then I added a bit of paint (turquoise and red: such a wonderful vintage combination!), and finally, a few ink stains
I finished it off by sanding and adding a bit of brown ink...  et voilà :)

Tim Holtz Alterations: Movers & Shapers large die - Tag & book plates + gears
Oxford Impressions stamp: Steampunk works 
Crafty Individuals stamp- CI 305
Black Versafine ink
Distress inks black and walnut, 
Americana paint: Indian turquoise, Deep burgundy
Aquamarker pen Sepia, black
Rub-ons silver and red Set 1 (white)


  1. Love the effect you have here.

  2. I found this blog few days ago and I'm SOOOO happy! These crafts here are amazing! Hope I could make such ideas by myself, but not with my imagination :D keep going! Love this blog!

  3. Gorgeous tag, thanks for sharing x

  4. Lovely paint effect and so quick & simple.

  5. Love the paint effect and the colours are gorgeous!
    Always wonderful work from Isa's Art.

  6. Il est magnifique ce tag, un régal des yeux !!!

  7. Fantastic, love the technique and the finished results are great.


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