Thursday, 26 March 2015

Steam punk (ish) tag

Hello everyone,

The Challenge this month over at the Art Journey blog is any colour but black. That is actually more difficult then you think..
I made this tag in blues and copper.

This was a #8 Manilla tag that I painted with licht blue acrylic paint. After this dried I used a blending tool and some dark blue ink to make the edges slightly darker. I stamped the steam punk man on the tag with Versamark and on some sticky paper with black ink to make a mask. I heat embossed the one on the tag with copper embossing powder. I also stamped the sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed this with the same copper embossing powder too. 
Next I put the mask on and stamped the Ripple stamp several times, after each time embossing it with different shades of blue embossing powder and once with white. I also put the darkest blue embossing powder around the edges of the tag and embossed this too. I though this gave a nice finish. 
The last thing I did was put a brown and copper/gold ribbon through the hole and that was that. 

I used the following Art Journey stamps :

Steampunk 3 

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 


  1. Ontzettend knap zeg ! Leuk met die verschillende kleuren embossing !

  2. Mooie kleuren...het is je goed gelukt om zonder zwart te werken Corrie :-)
    Groetjes, Alie

  3. Prachtig, mooie combinatie dat koper en blauw, dan heb je geen zwart nodig!

  4. Sweet ripples, Corrie! I see no black whatsoever, so you were successful in creating something steampunk-y, something in my preferred color combination, and something quite artsy. A challenge for some, perhaps, but not for you! Well done!

  5. beautiful! erg mooi

  6. Al dat embossing geeft een super effect op het licht blauw! Mooi! Fijn weekend, Gerrina

  7. Wat een prachtige tag, mooi van kleur en erg leuk dat koperkleurige embossing poeder! Bedankt voor je bijdrage!!

  8. Ooh, really gorgeous tag Corrie! Love the repeated circle pattern and the colours!

  9. Yum, blue and copper definitely works for me - love the shimmer of the embossing.
    Alison xx

  10. Het is je goed gelukt om geen zwart te gebruiken.
    Goed idee om te embossen; Het effect is prachtig.


  11. Je hebt een prachtige tag gemaakt! Bedankt voor het meedoen!