Sunday, December 10, 2017

"Explore Everyday" Tag


Hi there,

Today, I'm sharing this "Explore Everyday" tag created with Rita’s Heart Wing Artfoamie stamp. The stamp measures 5 ¾ x 3 ½. The size of the stamp is wonderful on various projects and perfect on this tag.  I loved the various layers of texture in the project. The Heart Wing stamp provided great visual texture. The tag measures 6 ¼ x 3 ½.



I began with inking some manila tags with inks and water.



I transferred a stencil pattern to one of the tags using an applicator and distressed the edges of the tag with ink.

 Next, I added some ink to my craft sheet and inked the Heart Wing stamp with the ink.


I stamped the Heart Wing Stamp onto a manila tag and then cut it out with scissors. I created several stampings for future use.



I then layered the tag onto chipboard. Next, I added some distressed corrugated board, dyed ribbon and a metal charm.


Next, I added the Heart Wing stamping to the tag.



Lastly, I added script die cuts, additional dyed ribbon and charms.

I really enjoyed using the Heart Wing stamp on this tag. It added great visual texture and looks perfectly distressed. The stamp measures 5.75” x 3.5” and can be found using the link below:


Thanks so much for visiting today...:)
Karen Jiles Designs

Monday, December 4, 2017

"Angel" Altered Ribbon Spool



Hi there,


I have had such an enjoyable time creating with the Castle scene and a Paper doll from Rita's book, "Magical Theatre." I used a 3 tier ribbon spool that I found at a local store for the base of this project and enjoy how it turned out. The spool coupled with Rita’s Paper Doll and castle scene really created a playground of elements that I just absolutely loved together. I’m including a short tutorial below. I shared a previous post that included more stepped out photos for a similar project with the similar products, here.   



I began this project by coloring  the castle scene with inks of choice.  I used an Aqua Painter and Color Box inks. 



After I was happy with the colored scene, I measured my ribbon spool tiers and cut strips of the scene to fit. I reinforced the edges of the scene strips with eyelets and leftover ¼ in strips that I cut away from the full printed cardstock that I colored. 
 
Next, I attached the strips to the ribbon spool with coordinating dyed ribbon and metal pulls.



I then colored my paper doll pieces, cut them out and adhered the pieces together.




Lastly, I secured the paper doll on top of the spool and added flowers, dyed ribbon and a metal “Angel” charm to the top of the spool.


Super fun project! Perfect for your craft space or as a gift to someone special.
Thanks so much for visiting today...:)
Karen Jiles Designs

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

“Shine” Altered Spool and Paper Doll


Hi there,


Today, I'm sharing an Altered Spool created with Castle scene and a Paper doll from Rita's book, "Magical Theatre." The castle scene located on page 41 of the book. The Magical Theatre book is super fun to create with and the scenes lend themselves to so much creativity. Take a look at how I transformed a ribbon spool into a fun play yard for my little paper doll.  




I began this project by printing and coloring the Castle scene on white cardstock. I used an Aqua Painter, Ann Butler ColorBox inks: Desert Sand, Limelight and Canyon and Colorique by Lisa Jimenez ink: Frisco Bay. I directly applied an Aqua Painter to Ann Butler's ink and dropped ink spots of Lisa Jimenez loose ink onto a craft sheet to color the printed scene.


Next, I continued coloring and blending the inks until I was happy with the end result. I then set the scene aside to dry.


I then printed a paper doll and clothes onto white cardstock from Rita's book, "Magical Theatre," and colored them using Ann Butler ColorBox inks and the Colorique inks by Lisa Marie Jimenez. I set them aside to dry.

After I was happy with the colored scene, I measured my ribbon spool and cut a strip of the scene that would fit the spool.



Next, I reinforced the edges of the scene with eyelets and leftover strips that I cut away from the full printed cardstock that I colored.



Next, I attached the printed colored scene to the ribbon spool with coordinating dyed ribbon. I also attached a metal pull.



After my paper doll and clothes dried, I cut them out and adhered the pieces together.



Next, I applied some more loose Colorique ink to a craft sheet and painted some coordinating metals with the ink using an Aqua Painter. I heat set the metals to dry them quickly.


Lastly, I added a metal colored butterfly, flowers, dyed ribbon and a wooden word to the top of the spool. I continued to accent the paper doll and printed scene until I was happy with the final result. I also added a colored metal charm, bling and more dyed ribbon to the paper doll. I absolutely enjoyed coordinating the scenes and paper doll from Magical Theatre by Rita with  Ann Butler ColorBox inks and the Colorique inks by Lisa Marie Jimenez to create this fun altered project.



Rita's book and the ColorBox inks can be found using the links throughout the tutorial and using the links below.





Thanks so much for visiting today...:)
Karen Jiles Designs

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Happy Journey Tag Decor



Hi there,
Today I'm sharing some tag art d├ęcor created with a beautiful art drawing from Rita's book, "Magical Theatre." The base for this tag art is the mushroom scene located on page 25 of the book. The Magical Theatre book is jam packed with fun ideas for backgrounds and paper dolls, and completely loaded with beautiful art by Rita. I really enjoyed playing with the mushroom scene and look forward to playing with additional scenes and the lovely paper dolls that are included in the book. Take a peek at my tutorial below.




I began this project by printing and coloring the mushroom scene on white cardstock. I used an Aqua Painter and Ann Butler ColorBox inks: Desert Sand, Limelight and Canyon. I directly applied Ann Butler's ink to a craft sheet and used the loose ink with an Aqua Painter to apply the ink to the printed scene.


 Next, I continued coloring and blending the inks until I was happy with the end result.

 

I then used a stencil and white paint to transfer a script pattern to the colored scene.





Next, I cut the colored scene into (2) 4 3/4 x 8 pieces and adhered the pieces to chipboard. I snipped the corners to create the tag effect and punched a hole in each tag using a Cropadile.

 Using a sponge, I applied white paint to the edges of the tags to distress them.



Next, I added some dyed ribbon to bind the tags together and to accent the tags.

I then applied Ann Butler's Limelight ink to the wooden words with a paint brush, distressed the edges with white ink and adhered them to the front of the focal tag.

Lastly, I added charms to the ribbons to enhance the overall design. I really enjoyed playing with the mushroom scene from Magical Theatre by Rita and Ann Butler ColorBox inks. Both products complimented each other well and provided the perfect balance for this tag project.

Rita's book and the Ann Butler ColorBox inks can be found using the links throughout the tutorial and using the links below.

Magical Theatre: Create & Play with Movable Dolls

Ann Butler ColorBox Inks

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Karen Jiles Designs