fairy magic

Touch of Magic Tag

Hello creative friends! Ramona here, and I am so excited to share my latest mixed media altered tag project with you. This is a beautiful craft that will look great with any little gift or treat you may be sharing with someone. Using the Fairy Magic stamp set from the Brutus Monroe collection you can take any tag and transform into a whimsical and magical scene. Rita Barakat has created the sweetest stamps that help you make any tag or card stand out.

Start by creating the background you desire on your tag.  I used a combination of ink spray and distress markers, blending them together with a water loaded brush.  I like the finished look a distressed edge gives any piece, so I decided to distress the edge of the tag by gently scraping the sides of it on my ink pad.  I used my water on a brush once again to blur some of this color in.

By having the images stamped on card stock they were ready to color and cut out while my tag dried.  It is important to let the layers dry before you start to adhere them together.  This also helps you see what the true colors of your project are and make any adjustments you need.

Next, I do a ‘stash grab’, where I quickly browse through my supplies and grab several bits and baubles that may work on my tag.  I love new products and craft supplies, but I am a real promoter for using what you have and taking advantage of the little supplies you may normally overlook.  Because my tag and images were already colored, this helped me stick to a specific color palette as I was grabbing. I do this quickly and don’t over think it!

Deciding on which embellishments to use usually easy for me once I start to play with them all together.  I quickly settled on the purple daisies (although the yellow center was not my favorite, so I ended up covering them completely with glitter!) and some wispy yarn and ribbon. I also stamped the dragonfly on the back ground and added a few more dots just to give another layer of texture and interest before gluing on the final images.

Here is another look at the finished tag after assembling all the elements together. I kept imagining how fun this would be on a cellophane wrapped treat for a friends birthday, or on a cute little gift basket for a new favorite teacher.

 

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The details of the stamp set are just beautiful, and they imprint so well on card stock.  Take your time coloring in your fairy, and you can’t go wrong with her sweet and beautiful face. I can’t wait to see what you make with your Fairy Magic stamps- be sure to post a link in the comments or tag us on your post!

I hope this inspires you to add a little magic and beauty to your next gift <3 Please leave a comment and tell me how you will be using your tags, or post a link to share your project with us.

Fairy Magic Stamp Set 

XOXO

Ramona

 

Ramona is a mother to 3 boys (well, men at this point!) who craves creative time to express herself and make pretty things. You can stop by her blog for a peek in her life, or check out her artistic journey on Instagram.

Fairy Tags

 

Karen Jiles http://stampinakapalace.blogspot.com/

Hi there,

Karen here, sharing some Fairy Tags that I created using stamps from the Fairy Magic Stamp Set and canister lids. Who knew that canister lids could be used in your crafty space to create fun tags?? The 3 ¼ size lids are the perfect size to play with and can be conveniently found in local stores. They provide just the right depth, dimension and base to enhance tags. I coordinated the stamps and lids with some Tim Holtz Oxide inks, charms, and dyed ribbon.

I began these fun tags with inking some watercolor paper with various oxide inks and water. I used oxide colors: broken china, fossilized amber and spiced marmalade. I loved the color combination.

Karen Jiles http://stampinakapalace.blogspot.com/

I inked 2 sheets of watercolor paper. I also used the remaining loose ink to coordinate ribbon for the tags. I heat set the inked watercolor papers and continued adding inks until I was happy with the end result.

Karen Jiles http://stampinakapalace.blogspot.com/

Using black ink, I stamped fairies onto the inked watercolor paper and then heat set the ink. The fairies were then cut out, edges distressed with coordinating oxide ink and set aside.

Karen Jiles http://stampinakapalace.blogspot.com/

Karen Jiles http://stampinakapalace.blogspot.com/

Next, I applied gesso to the canister lids and let them dry. I added oxide ink to the edges of the canister lids and dipped the tags in clear embossing powder. Then I heat set the edges- creating this fun bubbled texture on the edges.

Karen Jiles http://stampinakapalace.blogspot.com/

Next, I created some circle die cuts using the inked watercolor paper, stamped a fairy and sentiment on to the circle using black ink and distressed the edges with coordinating oxide ink.

Karen Jiles http://stampinakapalace.blogspot.com/

 

I adhered the stamped circle die cut to the inside of the canister lid.

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Karen Jiles http://stampinakapalace.blogspot.com/ fairy tags

Next, I punched a hole in the canister lids with a Cropadile, added an eyelet to each lid and added a stamped fairy to each tag with 3D tape.

Karen Jiles http://stampinakapalace.blogspot.com/ Fairy Tags

Lastly, I added a ball and chain with coordinating ribbon and charms.

Karen Jiles http://stampinakapalace.blogspot.com/ Fairy Tags

I loved creating these tags. Rita’s  Fairy Magic Stamp Set is versatile and fun to use. The stamp images are so crisp, easy to create with and they are perfect for small or larger projects. The stamp set can be found using the link below:

Fairy Magic Stamp Set

Thanks so much visiting today.

Karen

Karen Jiles http://stampinakapalace.blogspot.com/

 

Artistic Adventures, art journal

Ramona Samuels Art Journal
Hi! I’m Ramona Samuels and have always had a passion for journaling, so art journaling was a natural step for my creativity to take in my artistic adventures.  Making interesting pages with personal sentiments, which may or may not be obvious the average onlooker, has become not only one of my favorite ways to document my life, but also very therapeutic.

Ramona Samuels Art Journal
I love expressive pages that give me a place to scrawl down thoughts, and with the Sweet Sisters stencil getting a gorgeous face has never been easier. I am working on an old photography book, altering it with my journaling and art. You could do this same technique on your own  art journal or printed paper or even a canvas. Begin by laying down the color of your choice. I wanted a very simple and limited color palette for this layout, so I used pink acrylic paint mixed with white gesso. I spread this with a credit card for a more encaustic and textured look.

Ramona Samuels Art Journal
Be sure to wait for these layers of paint and gesso to dry completely before moving on to the next step. Drying with a heat tool can speed up the process, but the layers need to be well set before trying to use a stencil.

On the dry layers of background, lay the stencil where you want the image to be, and with a sharp pencil trace the stencil well, checking to make sure it is visible on your page. If you want to alter any part of the image (hair, eyes, etc) this can easily be done by skipping parts of the stencil or adding to the finished image. This is what my image looked like on the page.

Ramona Samuels Art Journal
With your pencil fill in the lines to complete the image. Because the background page was very wispy and flowing, I wanted to add more hair and let it be the background space for my journaling. Once the lines are filled you can begin to add the colors you want to your image. I used acrylic paint and simple markers for this process. The texture is somewhat rough, as I left the layers underneath quite rugged, but I like the way it looked and felt so I left it that way.

Once you like the coloring of your face, you can outline it with a permanent marker to help finish off the image. After finishing the main image, I surrounded it with the fairy garden clear stamp, alternating directions of the stamp for a very layered and whimsical look- and to keep the color palette simple I filled in only a few of the flowers with watercolors. Acrylic paint smudged loosely filled in her hair, and I used the empty spaces in the layout for some loose journaling.

Ramona Samuels Art Journal
I love the combination of the whimsical background, the beautiful face, and the free hand journaling that gives this art journal page a feminine and expressive feel. Rita’s tools make it easy to add layers of elements that give you a layout you will love and can still make your own. I hope this inspires you to start playing with your art and adding your personal touch and story to make it all yours. I can’t wait to use this stencil on more pages with different color schemes, and on a larger sized canvas. The possibilities truly are endless.

Thank you for reading!

Ramona

 

fairy garden clear stamp
Sweet Sisters stencil