A couple of weeks ago Ken Oliver held a workshop at For Keeps Sake. We made tags using various materials, paints, modeling paste, Spellbinder embossing folders and dies. At first, the background technique we used was a bit scary (for me). I'm not a random person and this was pretty random and free-flowing.
Once Ken got us started and showed us some good tricks, it worked out so well that I ended up loving it and will definitely do it again.
Here are my completed tags.
The brown paper is from C&T Publishing.
We embossed it with Spellbinders embossing folders.
The next layer is Spellbinder's copper metal.
We first painted with JAX then embossed and sanded.
Then we cut up our background sheets and used those.
The original sheet began as a 12x12 cardstock.
We used modeling paste, stencils, fabric and paints to create
one-of-a-kind backgrounds. Each person's was unique and beautiful.
The last step was to layer ephemera on top of the background.
Look at how beautiful the back of the tags are
because of the Spellbinders embossing folders.
Learned so much that day with Ken.
So good to be able to work in a unique-to-me way.