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Joy Journey Journal by Nancy Nickel

August Tag with Jennifer

Hello!  Jennifer here to share my tag for this month!  I  cannot believe it is August already and summer is coming to a close! My kids go back to school this week!  

Using one of the tags from the Acrylic Tag Album and some fun mermaid stamps, I  created this nautical themed project! And I'm going to show you the technique I  used!


All Clear Scraps acrylic has protective film on both sides of each piece. Before beginning remove the film from the front side of your tag.  Next, using a solvent based ink (such as Staz On) stamp your image directly into your acrylic.  Standing up is helpful as well as using firm pressure.  Allow ink to dry before proceeding. 


Next, you will FLIP your tag over and remove the second sheet of protective film.  We are coloring on the opposite side of stamping because we do not want our mediums to intermix.  I  used alcohol ink markers from Spectrum Noir to color in the mermaid's tail and hair. I  also used the yellow marker to fill in background color.


Where smaller detail is needed, it was helpful to dab my marker instead of using a painting motion.  I  wanted to used multiple colors in the tail area so I  "dabbed" one color, allowed to dry, then "dabbed" another.  


Here is a close up of where I used the blue and green markers to shade in the stamped bubble trio.  


Thank you for stopping by today! I hope this inspires you to try this fun, easy technique with Clear Scraps acrylic! You can try this with any favorite stamp set you have in your stash!  Have a wonderful day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, washi tape: Simple Stories; ink: Tsukineko; ink pens: Spectrum Noir; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; circle punch: Paper Shapers; misc: ribbon. 


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