Tag.. You're It with Tamiko..

I have to say I didn't create any handmade papers today.. (insert - Awwwwe!)  Only because I have created a decent size stash to play with (Yeah buddy!!) Well for a very little while.  I mean.. do you EVER really have enough paper when you are a serious paper crafter? (smiles)  I wanted to play and color on my handmade papers.  I think when you art on top them they add such texture and detail, even before adding color.  Here is a tag I did.  It was such fun to play.. and watch as things as it came into fruition.

The supplies I began with were only made possible after using any one of the Arnold Grummer Paper Mill Kits to create the papers of your dreams. (smiles)  After you have those, you then need:

  • XL Manila Tag
  • Prima, Bloom Girl Summer Stamp
  • Ranger Archival Ink Pad- Jet Black
  • Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals -Autumn Leaves
  • Sakura Water brush
  • Helmar Craft & Hobby PVA Glue
  • Embellishments
  • Scissors
  • Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylics- Ball
  • Round Brush

I took some of my rose paper that I made here, because of course I made more than one sheet! and I glued it to a manila tag front with my Helmar Glue!  The rose bits add definite texture and color to the tag. I cut to size and save the paper bits for embellishments on future projects.

Here I took my ink pad and inked my stamp. When you get larger stamps its usually better to ink them face up so you can see that you have covered the surface area you want.  In the second picture you will see that image is not perfect and that is because my paper is not flat or smooth.  That's fine with me.  I don't really need the hard black lines.  I just need to know where to put my color! (smiles)

I used my Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals- Autumn Leaves set.  I only use enough water to wet my brush and swirl it around in the cap of the colors I chose to use for my face.  No need to soak the paper, that would indeed break it down to a pulpy mess.  My Sakura water brush provided just enough controlled moisture to add color.  My Lindy's, not only did it color, it shimmered!  I also took my small round brush and added some highlights/line work in cotton ball white acrylics.  Nothing is cooler than bringing a picture to life, I am actually utilizing my very own hand made papers with gorgeous colored images to enhance its uniqueness. Yayyy me!! You CAN do it too!! (winks)
 Here is another close up from the tag.

Thanks for coming by this week and spending a few minutes checking out my post, please know your time is noticed and appreciated.

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  1. Beautiful. And no we paper lovers never have too much paper. (Says one addict to the other) Ha ha ha.

  2. I absolutely adore this tag from top-to-bottom!!!! It's beautiful and girlie and feminine and lovely!! <3 Just wonderful!!!

  3. Meko she is beautiful. What a wonderful way to use your paper. Texture is awesome. The magicals, perfect medium. I love it so much.

  4. Ahhhhh...she is gorgeous. Love the soft subtle colors. Beautiful.

  5. Beautifully done, I love all the shimmer and softness!

  6. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!
    And NO we can NEVER have too many sheets of handmade paper.
    Love and light,


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