Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Technique Tuesday - Sewing Tag with Adironack and Distress Inks

I wanted to share today the look of mixing Adirondack inks with Distress inks. As you can see that the Adirondack inks maintain most of their color through the use of Distress inks. I used Lettuce, Butterscotch and Stonewashed Dye Inks along with Tim Holtz Visual Artistry Seamless Experience and Stampers Anonymous Mixed Media stamps. When I placed the Peeled Paint and Faded Jeans ink over the top I think it did mute the Adirondack inks a bit. Love that the Wild Honey just make it all pop especially the Adirondack Butterscotch.
Here is the look of the Adirondack inks when I first stamp onto the manilla tag. They are very bright and pristine.
I love the use of metal, ribbon, just anything with dimension. I added some fun mini spools that I tied twine from the Twinery around, alsosome sewing charms, ribbon that I distressed with the inks, a button and mini safety pins to my tag.
Believe it or not I actually have a use for my tag and that is to place it on a layout that I will be making of my grand daughter receiving her sewing machine at Christmas, I think it will make the perfect embellishment. Hugs Pammejo


  1. OH MY GOSH!!!!....WONDERFUL!!!!..how beautiful this is!!!!!!awesome inspiration!!

  2. This turned out great. I love the little scissors charm you used and the tape measure as your ribbon. -- Laurel

  3. I love it, Pam. It turned out really great. I love sewing stuff anyway, and the way the inks react with each other was quite interesting. TFS.

  4. Fabulous tag! What a great way to show how the AI holds up. Love it. I thought I was already a follower (am now!)