Monday 27 January 2014

Steampunk Tags

12 Steampunk tags for the swap

I used the white side of a Prima tag and the TH clockworks embossing folder

seedless preserves,salty ocean,mowed lawn,and brushed pewter Distress Paint

spray with water and mop up with a tag

oooohhhhh! aaahhhh!

I glued a plain Prima Tag on the backs of the colored tags to give them more weight.Then used Distress inks on the font and backs of tags and added a little Glimmer mist(Marshmallow) to the front.

That was fun!

All the metal foiled dies just before I distressed them with black soot DP

I love how the large watch hand was perfect to create this Steampunk angel

I stamped and cut out a  butterfly image onto altered cardstock and stamped again onto modeling film.

I stamped Steampunk onto modeling film and made 12 mini top hats!

Just the right size as a thumb hat!

  Hi everyone!
Today I'm sharing the tags I made for a monthly tag swap I've joined at my local scrapbook store, The Inked Stamper.
This months theme is Steampunk.
I love Steampunk so I had a plethora of ideas for this tag.
I wanted the tags I created to scream STEAMPUNK, so I tried to add as much detail as I could.
These tags were a little time consuming(12) but they were also a lot of fun to make! I was finally able to play with my distress paints, and
I was also able to play with a lot of the die cuts and embossing folders from my collection. 
When I saw the TH tag of the month for January I was thrilled that I had that same gear EF to use in the center of the clock. 
And bonus-I get to play on Tim's blog this month!
I made the tiny top hats from a pattern I found on Ann Wood's blog. Too cute right?
I think it took me about 6 hours to make 12 little hats! I cut them out of heavy cardstock, glued and glittered them with black glitter, added a Steampunk image I found on Etsy, and sprayed them with a coat of clear varnish.
Somehow I had more than enough ball chains in my stash to use as a tag tie. Sweet!
Whenever I get a new piece of  clothing that has those little chains attached I save them and throw them into my charm box. I had no idea I had so many.
I sliced my clockworks EF apart so I could emboss the whole length of the tag.(Thanks,Jan for sharing that tip with me,even though it made me cringe to do it.)
After all the tags were embossed and altered withpaintI glued another Prima tag to the backs to give them all extra weight and strength.
I used the awesome Yes glue for that.(also great for book binding)
I ran all the metal dies through the Xyron and messed up the sticky paper roll because I ran a piece with a brad attached through it.(who knew brads couldn't go through?) I couldn't fix it and was going to trash that roll but I was able to pull out the rest of the white sticky paper and lay out all the dies I had cut with what was still left on the roll. I yanked out the plastic film and laid it over the white sticky paper and rubbed my hand over them all to get the sticky off.
 I got to use my Clearly For Art modeling film and stamped a butterfly from Stampendous onto it as well as onto a piece of paper I had also mopped up with other colors of DP.
I've been waiting to use the TH ink nibs as a butterfly body. Perfect for this project.
I just got the Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells stamps for Christmas from Jan and it was perfect for what I needed! I stamped "Steampunk" on the modeling film and attached it with the Tiny Attacher. The sentiment on the back of the tag is from Kraftin Kimmie's Steampunk Sayings.
The Kraken is an All Night Media Undersea Adventure stamp I've had for over 25 years.( it finally got some inky love)
The ornate hinge at the bottom of the tag is a SCACD diecut.(She doesn't ship to Canada so I got a few of her diecuts shipped to my friend Glo who sent them on to me. Thanks Glo!)
The angel wings are a La La Land crafts diecut.

I think I've covered all the details,
so do you think it's screaming Steampunk?
The swap is tomorrow night so check back in later this week after I update to add pics of the tags I swapped for.

I'd also like to play along in the following challenges:
Make it Monday Anything goes 
Punkyou Girl Steampunk 

ETA: Pictures of the tags I received in this months swap



Chrissy said...

FANTASTIC Debora...just wonderful.
Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..


Nicola Gold said...

Caught you over at Make It Monday. I'm sooo into Steampunk right now and these tags are gorgeous x

Wendy said...

I LOVE your tags, right up my street! Love your metal die-cuts, great work! Spotted this on MIM XX

Jan said...

Holy Steampunk, Batman! Those tags are awesome and I can't believe those tiny little hats! Love them!

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Ack! The tags are fabulous, but I am LOVING those teeny tiny top hats!!!
So many layers and foil embossed bits! Gorgeous tags!

SAMARA said...

absolutely amazing debora. i love the process, your supplies, your excitement about the project and process and your generousity in sharing where you got your supplies and what you intend to do with all the tags. they are simply beautiful! yes, i guessed tim holtz was involved in there somewhere lol thank you for coming to our challenge at Punk you Girl and hope to see you again. Good luck on winning our generous Kay's goodies this challenge. Best Samara DT PYG