Thursday, December 3, 2015

Tags and ATC's

I have made some tags and ATC's for the Altered Start Facebook group, it is a fun group that organizes all kinds of swaps, so if you want to join send me a message.

These will be going in the mail to USA and I hope the one receiving them will like them. I had fun playing

Autumn colors ATCs, Deco Art Products used : Triple Thick Gloss Glaze, Deco Art Media Antiquin Cream, Crackle Glaze, Glamour Dust Glitter Paint copper. Deco Art traditions in Napphtol Red light and Hansa Yellow, Phtalo Green Blue.

The ATC with the tree: the tree is a rubber stamp by the stempelwinkel, the background is distress ink.  There are some leaves stamped in the background using distress ink too. Next was a layer of matte varnish to protect the ink. Than I added some Crackle glaze and rubbed antiquing cream in the cracks. To protect I used Triple Thick Gloss and put some Glamour Dust  glitter paint around the edges.  

The Atc with the Leaf:  the leaf is a punch and I used an old English Dutch dictionary to punch the leaf out. I used the page with the word "herfst" is autumn in Dutch. Inked and stamped the leave and for the  background I used a  piece of carboard, that I painted in yellow, red and green using Taditions paint, to mat the leaf. Decorated with twine and a charm.

Spooky Tag (Autumn colours my way lol)

The tag below is inked using distress ink and has stamps and embossing powder on it
The Skellie stamp  and bats is by the Stempelwinkel

Umbrella man Tag in Autumn colours:
The Autumncolor tag with umbrella man is made using a lot of Deco Art Goodies, it has so many layers.
Products used: Antiquing cream in titanium white and patina green. Weathered Wood Crackle medium, Media Crackle Glaze, Metallic lustres: in copper Kettle and Elegant Emerald. Matte varnish, Media Shimmer mister in turquoise. Traditions  paint in: Naphtol Red light, Phtalo Green Blue, Hansa Yellow and Titanium White. Media fluid acrylics in cadmium red hue, Diarylide Yellow and Cadmium Orange HUe

I started with the Media fluids and a spiderweb stencil by Dutchdubadoo to create the background.  Next I misted some Turquoise shimmer mister to get a bit of a rain effect. And I stamped the text using Traditions acrylic paint in Titanium White(Stamp is Ikadinkado) next was a layer of Crackle glaze and antiquing cream in Patina Green.  To protect the antiquimimg cream I added a layer of matte varnish..The crackle glaze cracks are hard to see in the picture and the antiquing cream helps to show them better.
Next I die cutted the umbrella man from a Tim Holtz die, using chipboard, added the Traditions paint in Red green and yellow and than Weathered wood, top layer is lamp black Americana paint and when that dried I gave it a layer of matte varish. Next layer is again Crackle Glaze and Antiquing cream in white.  finished with some Matte Varnish again and glued it onto the tag after I did some decorating along the edges of the tag using stamps and embossin powder.   To FinisH I added a ribbon a charm and the metal corners. the Spiderweb at the top of the tag is a die and it has metallic lustre on it to make it match the rest of the tag.

Deco Art products used: Americana acrylics in Winter blue, Spa Blue, Neutral Grey,  Lamp Black and Traditions in Ultramarine blue. Also used Pearlizing medium to give some shimmer to the blue.
the winter wishes ARC was painted black firs,t next I stamped the snowflakes using embossing ink and holographic embossing powder. Over the embossed stamps I rubbed a mix of Spa Blue Americana acrylic  and Winter  Blue Americana acrylic, let dry a bit and rubb over the raised parts of the embossing using a baby wipe,  so the holographic powder with the black  back ground shines through.  You can't see the sparkle on the pic but it is there :-)

The other tag is stamped using blue acrylic paint and has some layers of chipboard and cardboard, all painted in blues and greys. The show flake is plastic and has glitter on it. I finished with some ribbon and pearls.

Winter colour tags

Winter Tags,  Deco Art products used: Americana Acrylics in Neutral Grey, Winter Blue, Hauser Dark Green, And Glistening Snow writer. The Paris tag is : Americana acrylic in Spa Blue, Lamp Black, Winter Hue.
For the Paris tag I painted the tag black and used holographic embossing powder to stamp the Eiffel tower and swirls. Gave it the same treat ment as the Winter wishes ATC above. And did some extra stamping using lamp black Americana Acrylics to stamp with ( use a bayer to get a smooth layer of black paint on a glass plate, press the stamp in and stamp like you would with ink, cleans stamp immediately after stamping, because if the paint dries on your stamp it will be hard to clean it off again)

The Bambi tag:
Bambie is a clear stamp, used stazon in Rust to stamp it on the tag and masked it. The trees in the back ground are stamped using Americana acrylic paint in Hauser dark green. The path is a rubber stamp by the Stempelwinkel (can't find it in their store right now,)  and so is the moon with clouds. The birds are a rubber stamp from de Stempelwinkel (plate dark boundaries) too. the sky is Distress ink and the path stamp has some snow tex and grey painted details on it. The snow flakes are Glistening Snowtex by Deco Art.

I will enter the Bambi tag in the following challenge


  1. Leuke tag, het pad is van Sutterstamps (heb ik nu niet meer, maar ooit wel). Dank je wel dat je meedoet met onze challenge!

  2. Wat een hoop mooie dingen heb je gemaakt. Bedankt voor het mee doen met onze challenge.

  3. Gorgeous, Monique. Love all of them. Thanks so much for joing our challenge. Hugs, Suzanne xoxoxox