Thursday, September 05, 2013


Hey bloggers!
I have a challenge piece to show you today.
The Journal September challenge at Inspiration Emporium this month is 'faux'.
I headed over to Splitcoast Stampers to check out their tutorials and Beate Johns had a great faux leather tutorial. It's super easy, not many supplies needed at all and I love the look! I did a little faux stitching too.

I made another Halloween tag, I'll put both tags in my journal next, so stay tuned for that.
 I put little pieces of masking tape on a #8 tag and trimmed the edges.
 I put Distress Walnut Stain ink on lightly and on top of that I added Vintage Photo ink for more color.
 Next I poured on clear embossing powder, no need to put VersaMark ink on first, the EP sticks to the tape.
 I heat set the tag with my heat tool...
 and that was it! So easy. Next came decorating the tag.
I cut out the letters for 'spooky' and the pumpkin picture from Tim's seasonal 8x8 paper stash.
I used the Alterations Vintage Lace and Umbrella Man dies to cut the black cardstock.
I colored the Crinkle Ribbon with Distress Scattered Straw and Brushed Corduroy reinkers.
For the faux stitching I went around the edges of the picture with my tracing wheel and then I connected the dots with my Sakura Micron 03 black ink pen.
I adhered everything with multi medium in matte and put a coat over everything so I could do some distressing with the Archival Jet Black ink pad and my black Faber-Castell big brush pen.
I added a couple of  fasteners at the top along with a philosopy tag, trinket pin and sprocket tied with the ribbon.
That's it, now it's your turn to do your faux project and upload to The Journal for a chance to win $50 in Inspiration Emporium goodies!
Remember you can always use my discount code ieirisgarden for 10% off your order!
Have a great weekend!
From Millan.Net


butterfly said...

How cool... that masking tape background is fab, and I love your spooky umbrella man!
Alison x

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Thanks for the great tutorial, Pam! Love the texture and shine on that tag!

Debbi said...

I love the tutorial & bookmark Piris!! I'm going to give this a whirl - thank you!!

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