If it all went according to plan, I did this simple tag on TV today.
But sometimes, it's just good to get snapshots and a sequence, so here goes!
All I used was the
The keys to the heart Set.
Milled Lavender Distress pad
Post-its and a make-up sponge
You need a tag...
Stamp the Heart Padlock in Espresso.
This is quite a formidable stampset, you know.
Completely unmounted, too.
Now for the clever bit. Ink up the L of the LOVE framer in the brown pad.
Place it near the padlock.
Now it is very important to completely clean and dry the LOVE framer
before you take the next step...
Ink up the V and E in brown too, and place them on the other side. I used a post-it to make sure I didn't touch the big O. Now for some purists out there, this will be deemed cheating. I'd call it using your loaf...
I tried to line up the E with the L, but that has more to do with my obsessive complulsive habit than anything else!
I love it when it works, don't you?
Colour in the padlock with promarkers. I used Pastel beige and Morning mist.
Add the swifts from the LOVE Kit miniature set.
Now cut out a mask of the padlock
Cut through 2 layers of post-it and cut one for Ron!
(That's lateR ON for our foreign friends, who are now wondering who Ron is!)
The trick to good masking is to cut ON the line, not outside the line, and to take time positioning the mask. If you get a white halo, you may want to address these 2 points. Don't blame Ron!
Time for shade. Using a make-up sponge, gently start adding Milled Lavender to the edges of the padlock. Work from the centre outwards. This takes a while. Build up the depth gradually, to avoid stripes.
You can always use our cool stencil brushes, too, if you struggle with the make-up sponges.
I really like the effect when you remove the mask.
Trim the tag, to centre the art.
Nice, just like that. Try and resist the temptation to add any more.
I really think that less is more in this case.
Mount the tag on a complimentary colour, and the job's a good'un!
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