Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Dyeing tags

I began with walnut ink, but I didn't like the chemistry -- it turned the tags into a pinkish brown that made me shudder. So I went back to my old standby: instant coffee. Perfect.

I also tried watercolours; I loaded the brush and flicked on the paint then blotted the tags dry. This method is touch and go, but it works.
[edit: Stamp is by Dawn Houser]

1 comment:

  1. Lovely tags and distress marks. Did you use your own lovely stamps?


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