12 Tags Of Christmas Day 4 Supply List & Alternative Suggestions

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Official List Of Supplies For Tag Two Are In BOLD  (my comments, suggestions & alternatives in normal text):

Craft Sheet – optional for working on, I always use scrap paper or newspaper.

Distress Stains- Weathered Wood, Tumbled Glass & Picket Fence –

For the Weathered Wood & Tumbled Glass colours you can use any coloured spray inks you have in your stash such as adirondack colour wash sprays – simply spray onto a sponge first then swipe the sponge across the surface you wish to stain.

For the White Picket Fence Stain you can substitute using a watered down version of white acrylic paint or watercolour paint or even white gesso – you need to water it down until it has the consistency of milk.

Winter Seasonal Distress Inks Set – any dye based ink pads of your choice.

Crackle Paint Rock Candy – you could try using an acrylic crackling medium which are available from craft shops – you paint your surface with the medium first then once dry overcoat with any brand of acrylic paint for a crackle effect.

Or instead of a crackle medium you can use cheap school glue which is the cheapest option of them all.

See links below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoMInxa9kO8&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwTxENoZuuM&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGmyHB83tOI

Another idea is to use a different technique which gives you a texture on your die cut such as Heated Pearls:

http://techniqueszone.wordpress.com/2010/04/13/heated-pearls-backgrounds/

Distress Stickles Rock Candy – or 3d glitter glue  any brand, at a push you could use diamond glaze/glossy accents.

Ink Blending Tool – use cosmetic or ordinary sponge or swipe the edges of the tag with the actual inkpad itself.

Paint Dabber Snow Cap White – ordinary white acrylic or gesso.

Mister Bottle – any bottle with a spray nozzle can be  picked up cheap from dollar/pound shops.

#8 Manila Tag – any brand of tags or die cut your own.

Heat Tool

Glossy Accents –  also known as diamond glaze, dimensional magic and other generic brands of clear raised faux glass.

1/8” Wonder Tape – clear double sided tape.

Grungeboard – or chipboard or recycle cereal box/food packaging if you dont have anything else.

Holiday Muse Tokens – or charms/embellishments of your choice.

Jump Ring – available from all craft and jewellery shops

Shabby Accoutrements – any large size buttons

Trimmings – any ribbon

Alterations Die cuts: Winter wonder, On The Edge Snow Flurries – or die cuts you have in your stash, cut your own using the die cuts you have or print templates free off the internet.

CMS052 Reindeer Flight Stamp Set – or stamps of your own choosing

Tulle – use any netting  or fine fabric you have

Tinsel – found pratically everywhere this time of the year!

Hot Glue

Spare Packaging – any clear plastic or you could use acetate.

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2 responses »

  1. I love your Christmas tags. Thanks for sharing your beautiful alternative to T!m’s tags with us and for showing us how to make them without going out and buying more stuff.

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