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31 Tags of Halloween: Day 29

The hubby is sleeping away and I decided to get my crafting done early. We ended up not getting to the spooky show last night but had a great night with friends!

I had no clue what to make today so I just started off adding stain to a tag and went through all of my supplies to cobble something together...I think it paid off.

Supplies used include a tag, Distress Stain in Carved Pumpkin and Walnut Stain, Distress Ink in Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain, Distress Marker in Black Soot, Glossy Accents, Bouquet, Halloween Ephemera, Halloween Clippings, Salvage stickers, Adornments Stars, and a water brush.

I began by adding heavy dabs of Carved Pumpkin stain to the tag and used my water brush to move it around. I blotted up excess with a paper towel and let it air dry. I edged the tag in Walnut Stain ink.

I used the head and torso ephemera and dissected the witch and moon ephemera to just use the witch's hat. I added Glossy Accents to glue the two pieces together. They seemed to crisp so I edged them in marker and then smudged Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain ink all over them.

I found a large 'W' in the Salvage pack and edged it in marker then added Glossy Accents to the back and added it to the tag. I searched through the Clippings until I found 'wicked wicked witch' and cut off the 'w' of each word and edged them in marker too. Glossy Accents again so they'll really stick.

It needed something beside the stickers so I added three stars and then glued the witch figure in place. The bottom seemed sparse so I decided to finally use some of the Bouquet.

I pulled out a cluster and took out three smaller bunches, using my regular scissors to cut through the wire 'stems.' I inked each blossom with Carved Pumpkin stain and then added some Walnut Stain stain over top. When they were dry, I used Glossy Accents and glued them to the bottom.

To finish it off, I cut double lengths of a black and white jute string and an orange jute string. I added Walnut Stain stain to the black and white to make it look grungier and forgot to wear gloves...

Despite my left hand being covered in stain, I'm really happy with how this tag turned out!


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