Karen here, sharing a Happy Journey tag art décor created with beautiful art drawing from Rita’s book, “Magical Theatre.” All month-long we are doing a fun cross-promotion with ColoriQue and Ann Butler Designs! Find the base for this tag, 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!
Begin this project by printing and coloring the mushroom scene on white cardstock (8 1/2 x 11). 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 ColoriQue 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 paintbrush, distressed the edges with white ink and adhered them to the front of the focal happy journey tag decor.
Lastly, I added charms to the ribbons enhancing the overall design. I really enjoyed playing with the mushroom scene from Magical Theatre by Rita and Ann Butler ColorBox inks. The products complement each other well. They provide the perfect balance for this happy journey tag decor project.
Rita’s book and the Ann Butler ColorBox inks can be found using the links throughout the tutorial and using the links below.
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