Thursday 8 December 2011

Vintage Inventor Splat!

Morning Bloggers.

Today I'm back with my fave - Vintage Inventor by Sam Poole. I've made a tag and I've been splatting with the Distress Stains as Hels did on the show on Tuesday. Great fun!

I inked up a cream parcel tag with some Peeled Paint and Faded Jeans Distress Ink using my blending tool. Next I spritzed some water into my hands and clapped over the tag so the water dropped in spots onto it. The water bleaches out some of the colour and when you're happy just blot dry. Add some more spots if you like.

Then I splatted some Faded Jeans Distress Stain onto the tag by simply banging the stain down onto the tag - it's a good idea to check that the ink is running smoothly before doing this. Cool, eh? Thanks Hels!

Next I inked up the railway track stamp from the Vintage Inventor stamp set with Vintage Photo Distress Stain and stamped along one edge. I needed to stamp a second time to do the full length of the tag.

I distressed the edges of the tag with my scissors and then edged with Vintage Photo Distress ink.

I stamped the man himself onto Grungepaper, cut him out and coloured using the Faded Jeans Distress Stain. I coloured 3 Idea-ology mini pins and 3 Idea-ology washers with Lettuce Adirondack Alcohol Ink using my Alcohol Ink Applicator Tool. I added these to the hat on the image.

I glued the Inventor to the tag using Pinflair Glue Gel to give him a bit of height. I coiled some black wire using a cocktail stick and secured those poking out of the hat.

Finally, I dyed some American Seam Binding using some Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo Distress Stains, scrunched it up, dried it and added it to the top of my tag.

I had lots of fun making this - I hope you've enjoyed looking.

I'm sharing this with my friends over at Make It Monday

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Oh my goodness. What an incredible amount of work went into this tag. It's obvious you had a wonderful time...this tag is fan-tag-stic! ;)

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  2. Clever tag - love the inking, going to give that a go I think! :) x


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