Inky Layered Stamped Tags With Maya Mist

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I love to create inky, layered stamped tags...I often use them instead of cards (I just write on the back), or I put them on scrapbook pages or on art journal pages. Here's how to make a fun & quick inky tags with Maya Mist.

What you need:

  • 3 manila tags
  • Maya Mist. I used Lemon Metallic and my new favorite Fig Metallic
  • Black ink pad, I prefer Ranger Archival in Jet Black.
  • Your favorite Maya Road stamp set. I used the Portrait Stamp Sheet.
  • Rubber brayer
  • Sewing machine & sheet of old dictionary paper
  • Your favorite stencils

First I sprayed a couple of squirts of the Lemon and Fig Maya Mist right onto my Ranger craft mat. I took my rubber brayer and ran it through the ink on the mat, then rolled it over the manila tags. The result is spontaneous and interesting! I didn't cover the whole tag with ink, just part of it. I like to leave white space.

Next I used the same colors (Lemon and Fig) and added some stenciling with to the tags. I used the same colors because I wanted a tone-on-tone look that would add visual interest but still be in the background.

I love to sew on tags, so I tore up a page from an old dictionary and stitched the pieces on with my sewing machine. I also inked the edges of the tags with black ink.

Next I added some stamping! The black ink pops against the colorful background.

Try your hand at some inky's lots of fun!


Categories: Painting
Tags: gift-idea, inks, mists, painting, sewing, stamps, tags