Today marks the half way point in our #eclipsecalmaker 12 Tags of Christmas. I hope this will become an annual event. It's been so much fun! Check out what our other gals are creating on the Facebook page.
Such a simple tag. This one uses a tea stained sheet of white paper. Once again, use the Print2Cut Print feature in eCal3 (and in previous versions) for the sentiment. I used pattern fill for the stocking (from the Basic Shapes library) on the right. The stocking on the left is colored using the eBrush and Spectrum Noir marker. Color the holly and heart using markers. Add a couple of pop dots to add a little more dimension and tie a bit of twine around the cheesecloth.
Tea -Stained cardstock *(1 8.5 x 11 inch sheet)
Sizzix eclips2 and eCal3 software
mica (Mixed Media Supplies)
eBrush (SN adapter)
Spectrum Noir markers
Unbleached cheesecloth, twine
Tea bags, water, ground cinnamon, water, foam brush
*Tea-staining your own cardstock is easy. I use about 2/3 cup of boiling water and 3 regular size teabags and an 1/8 tsp of ground cinnamon for a little deeper color (and it smells good, too). Let steep and cool a bit. You can dip the paper, but I prefer to use a foam brush and sweep across the paper. After that has partially dried, I add a few drips and while the drips are still sort of "puddled" I use a lid or the bottom of the mug to create some additional markings. Let dry. If necessary, using a dry iron (no steam), press the paper to flatten. You can also sprinkle with a little bit of water and wrinkle the paper. Just be careful not to tear it. Because I was doing some print to cut, I wanted a smooth paper for this one. If you want to wrinkle your paper, consider scanning and printing. You can add some additional depth and texture with ink and a blending tool or the eBrush and markers.
Hope you'll drop back again tomorrow! Happy Crafting!