Having recently bought last year's Tim Holtz Distress Inks, I've been spending some time looking on Pinterest and at videos on YouTube to see the different techniques that can be done with them It's made me realize that although I have lots of them, I don't ever do much with them, other than the very basics and so I'm going to try and be a little more adventurous, starting from today! Here's a tag that I've made:
I started by screwing up a tag and the rubbing it over with Tea Dye Distress ink, then I spritz it with water which caused the ink to bleed. I used a heat gun to dry it before straightening it with my hair straighteners (I know this isn't the conventional method but they were close to hand and they do a great job really quickly.) I used Ground Espresso to add some script onto the background and then I heat embossed a gold swirl to give it a little contrast. I sponged around the edges, first with Tea Dye, then Cracked Pistachio and then with Peacock Feathers.