Dress Up Inspiration Tag with Color Bursts

Hello again! Thanks for your patience as I struggle to get on an even keel again.

Today’s project was inspired by Papertrey Ink’s Dress Up Inspiration Challenge – To design something based on a piece of clothing from your closet. And by Simon Says Stamp’s Have a Heart Wednesday Challenge

I chose this T-shirt  as my inspiration:

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And made this tag:

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The background is made from a Kleenex tissue colored with Color Bursts. I found a cool tutorial on this technique HERE, and decided to try it. This was my first time trying Color Bursts.

First you sprinkle a bit of the colors you want to use on a craft mat. These are highly pigmented powders, so just a tiny dab will go a long way!

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Then you spritz with water.

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Then take a Kleenex tissue, pull apart and lay on the color, smooshing around until all the color is absorbed and the entire tissue colored to your liking. You may want to add more water as needed. Let dry.

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I then decoupaged part of one sheet to a wooden tag and stamped my images over it once it was dry.

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I love the texture and rich colors it gave the piece! Since my shirt had sequins, I added some pearls and Craftin’ Desert Divas new heart sequins, too.

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Materials used:

  • Papertrey Ink stamps:
    • SAF2014 Regency
    • SAF2014 Renaissance
    • Spiral Bouquet
  • Papertrey Ink Die: Swoosh
  • Tsukineko Memento Dye Inks: Elderberry & Sweet Plum
  • Tsukineko VersaMagic Chalk Ink: Spanish Olive
  • Tsukineko Brilliance pigment inks: Pearlescent Crimson, Starlight Silver
  • Ken Oliver Color Bursts: Indigo, Merlot, Yellow Ochre
  • Craftin’ Desert Divas fuchsia heart sequins
  • Queen & Co lavender pearls
  • Plaid Royal Coat decoupage finish clear
  • Aleene’s Tacky Glue
  • Recollections wood tag
  • Kleenex tissue
  • Misc metallic paper, ribbon and tissue

I’m playing along with the following challenges:

Thanks again for stopping by!

-D.Ann

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8 thoughts on “Dress Up Inspiration Tag with Color Bursts

  1. D.Ann…..I LOVE this mixed media tag you made!!! How fun to be inspired by such a pretty top from your closet. What a lovely kleenex technique you used……gorgeous colors and textures. I adore the addition of the pearls and the lovely stamping. I struggle to add stamping to my mixed media projects because I use so much embossing powder, but I see I need to branch out. Thank you for the inspiration. I hope you are feeling better. I know how health can really impact how much blogging gets done!!!
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  2. Oooh, I love everything about this beautiful tag. The color burst tissue gives the impression of silk fabric and adds such wonderful texture. I also like the technique with the Color Bursts sprinkled on a craft mat and then transferred to the tissue….much less messy than trying to sprinkle the powder on your tissue and then spraying, right?

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