Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Ranger Tags!

Hey friends! 
I have more tags to share using Ranger art mediums, Tim Holtz products and of course-Prima! I was thrilled when Patti from Ranger emailed and asked me to create some projects for the Ranger booth for Winter CHA...swoon! So I thought I would share some of the tags here with you....
Not all of the projects made the cut, but they are still some of my favorites just the same...And i figured i had better blog about them before i forget how i made them :)

This first tag-I added a few layers of images for the background. I stamped the flourish a couple times using a Prima stamps and espresso paint. Then I brushed some Studio gesso over the background and stamped a bunch of little flowers using Aqua, Mountain Rose and Red Pepper acrylics. I just kept stamping the little flowers until I was happy! I applied gold acrylic paint that I washed out with some water over the entire background. Then I colored some seam binding with Distress Stains-Broken china and Crushed Olive. I added a Ranger metal frame with tissue tape inside and embellished with Gold Prima flowers. The Prima resin bird was colored with alcohol inks and coated with Rock Candy Distress crackle...

For this tag-I applied a few colors of acrylic paint-again added water to my brush and basically watercolored with Lettuce, Mountain Rose and Terra Cotta. Then I placed the Prima mask over the tag and sprayed with Espresso colorwash and added a sprtiz of water to it with the mask still on the tag so the color wasn't so dark. I cut out little clouds from book paper and colored them with Antique Linen Distress Stain. I embellished with
 Prima lace at the bottom and colored seam binding with crushed olive Distress Stain. Then added one of Tim's keys to the bow..This tag didnt make the cut, but I just love it!

 For this tag-I dry brushed a variety of Adirondack acrylics to the tag-Lettuce, Mountain Rose and Red Pepper. Then I added Silver to the center-again-dry brushing the paint onto the tag. I added a Prima Antique mirror with Aire Flowers and colored the Prima bird with Lettuce Colorwash. The Tim Holtz bookplate is painted with Mountain Rose. Then I applied Red Pepper over it and wiped of the excess, leaving the color in the of Tim's tickets was added to the inside of the bookplate-it was colored with crushed olive Distress Stain. Then to finish it off-I added a knob to the top of the tag.

The background of this tag has many layers: First I colored it with a variety of color-washes and then added gesso over it. I used a Prima stamp with Aged Mahogany in areas, for a textured look on the background. I embellished with a Prima felt Devine and lace. Then I painted white eline flowers with Mountain Rose and Terra Cotta paints. I also painted the metal flower centers by Tim and added Prima crystals to create one of a kind flowers. 

The tags are a mix of Ranger manila and standard shipping tags. The Ranger tags are larger and give you more surface to work with. They also have Kraft and Black-very cool!

Thanks for stopping by and i hope this post inspired you to create some fabulous tags of your own!  Have a great day everyone!
xoxo Cari

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Manuela Navarro said...

Me encantan!!
Mi preferida es la primera, adoro esos colores!!
Y esas nubes en papel de periodico son tan bonitas!!
Que bien que actualices tan pronto!!

pooky said...

Hi Cari!!! Love all your tags!!! My favorites are the first and last one. Thanks for describing how you created each one. It gave me so much inspiration! Happy Memorial day to you:)

Blossom inch said...

nice tags and very beautiful ATCs

Kelly Roberts said...

Cari, these tags are so pretty. Very nice technique. Stop by my blog and see the mini album card I created with Prima's Meadowlark Collection.

Kathy said...

Cari, these are so stunning! You are amazing!

Unknown said...

Look at that amazing tag you created!!! I am IN LOVE with that resin bird you colored!!!!

Kathy said...

Cari, you are the female Tim Holtz! Fabulous tags, missy!