Karen here sharing a Christmas tag album that I created using TCW stencils, manila tags and inks. I love how this came together. This particular album is perfect for my 2014 Christmas pics.
Using various stencils adds a lot of interest and versatility to your projects. I used the Netting (TCW484s), XOXO (TCW 491s), Sketch Grid (TCW456s), and Christmas Tree Frags (TCW2045) TCW stencils to create the background for the tags. I used 6 manila tags and 2 pieces of tag shaped chipboard as the base for the album. Below, I share how I created the backgrounds.
Step One: Lay TCW484 Netting stencil on top of manila tags and spray inks randomly. I used Dylusions Ink colors: Lemon Zest, Squeezed Orange, and Cut Grass.
Step Two: Lay manila tags on top of inked stencil to absorb loose ink on the surface of the stencil. The result is a reversed image. This also provides additional tags to work with throughout your project.
Step Three: Lay XOXO (TCW491) and Christmas Tree Frags (TCW2045) stencils on top of manila tags and spray inks randomly. I used Postbox Red ink by Dylusions. Add chipboard to the chosen inked patterns and adhere. Embellish as desired.
Creating tags with stencils are a lot of fun and can be extremely quick. I love how my stencils that I chose to use weren’t all Holiday themed. I gravitated more to the color of ink choices to tie in with the Christmas theme. This also extended the use of my collection of stencils.
Christmas Tag Album by Karen Jiles Supplies Stencils: The Crafter’s Workshop; Flowers: Petaloo; Buttons, Metals: Paper Studios; Bookplate: Advantus; Ink: Ranger; Gesso: Faber Castell; Adhesive: Xyron 9” Creative Station; Other: Chipboard, Ribbon
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