Saturday, 21 March 2015

12 Tags of 2015 : March

Here is my offering for the March TH tag.

Step by step instructions for Tim's beautiful butterfly version are on his blog:

I had to improvise this month as I have no texture paste for the stencilled lettering so I used Imagination crafts sparkle medium through the TH Schoolhouse stencil, I quite like the result but will try the texture paste and embossing powder technique on Tim's blog when I get hold of a pot of that paste.
I also have no butterfly stamp, at least not large enough for a focal image on the tag so I decided to use a cameo and frame. The loop pin I used to attach my butterfly charm was one I saved from a price tag on some clothing I bought recently, I knew that would be useful at some point. Always a good idea to save these things.

Here is a close up of the embossing.

I like the texture and Tim's tip to use clear embossing powder on black archival ink to avoid embossing powder dots.

The distress paints I used for my marbelled background are :
Crushed Olive
Evergreen Bough
Scattered Straw
Cracked Pistachio

I really enjoyed this one, good use of a few hours on a Saturday.


  1. Lovely results Julia - have you thought about making your own paste? Talc, white acrylic & PVA - dead easy.


    1. Excellent tip! Thank you, I will try that.

  2. What a fabulous take on the March tag, Julia - I love the gold and green and the stamp choice is perfect for a vintage look. I'm impressed with Sally's idea, but I wouldn't be without my texture pastes (have at least three or four on the go - they all have different consistencies and properties, honest!).
    Alison xx