Friday, May 1, 2009

Make It & Take It from the Spring Spectacular

This was the Make It & Take It in our store last Wednesday morning, the day before I left for Akron for Adventures in Stamping.

Donna Weibel created this impressive acrylic tag project. Karen knew it would be popular, so signups were required and it filled six sessions with around 15 in each session.

Donna is always prepared -- she sent me a detailed e-mail with a list of the materials used in this project and step-by-step instructions. All I had to do was snap the photos . . .

Here's the materials list:
- Acrylic tag (we get ours from Impressive Pages -
- StazOn Forest Green ink pad
- Dauber sponge
- two 2¼" pieces of 65# Cougar Natural cardstock
- one Tim Holtz "fragment"
- Inkadinkado Clear Stamp set "Expressions" #96614
- Inkadinkado (wood) UPC stamp #93777-K
- Wonder Tape
- Double-Sided Tape or Mono Adhesive
- Ribbon
- Scraps of print paper
- Glossy Accents
- Big Bite or similar hole punch

Donna had these two boards displayed at the entrance to the classroom -- can you tell that she loves Tim Holtz' Fragments? Here we go . . .

Peel the protective cover off both sides of the Acrylic Tag.

Use the dauber sponge to edge the acrylic tag and the two pieces of cardstock with StazOn Forest Green ink.

Stamp the wording on one piece of cardstock and the UPC symbol on the other with the StazOn ink.

Choose a fragment and a piece of print paper (small prints work best), and cut the paper about half an inch larger than your fragment.

Squeeze a dot of Glossy Accent on the center of the print and spread it with your finger all over the print (it should be a thin coat).

Lay the fragment over the portion of the print you like and let it dry approximately one minute. Turn the fragment over and brayer (again with your finger) the print onto the fragment, removing any air bubbles as you go.

Let the fragment dry completely (about five minutes) and trim off all the paper around the edges. Then use the dauber sponge to edge the fragment with StazOn Forest Green ink.

Center and adhere the piece of cardstock with the wording to the front of the tag with double-stick tape or Mono Adhesive. Then align and adhere the piece of cardstock with the UPC symbol to the back of the tag -- make sure to align it perfectly with the piece on the front!

Punch a hole at the top of the tag using the Big Bite or similar hole punch.

Using Wonder Tape, adhere the fragment to the front of the tag.

Insert the ribbon. Donna says it looks more creative if you double the ribbon and insert the folded piece through the hole from the front, and then bring the fold over the top and run the loose end of the ribbon up through the loop (see the finished product below).

All done!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the posting and this is a really nice acrylic tag project. Keep sharing like this.I am looking for the clear card and i found this one.