Friday, March 28, 2008

TGIF - Tags




A long time ago I learned to age a tag using instant coffee granules diluted with water. I often do a batch of tags of all shapes and sizes as well as paper doilies. I find that if I have a stash, I tend to use them quite often in vintage artwork. This is my submission with a, yes you guessed it, Titanic theme for this week's TGIF challenge.

21 comments:

Diana Evans said...

Hi Heather...these tags are amazing!

I love that you explain techniques on your blog too...make me want to coffee stain something...

Wonderful work as always...

Cheers,
Diana

Greensleeves said...

Super tags! I also use a very strong tea for the same purpose. In fact you can even paint with strong tea, like a watercolour.

Carrie said...

These tags are just BEAUTIFUL!!!! So very talented!!!! ~Hugs~

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh Heather wonderful tag. Stunning work again. Love it.

Thanks for playing TGiF.

Gillian said...

More beautiful work and tips Heather, no end to your talents:)X

truutske said...

Very beautiful tags.
Nice work.

herminesplace said...

They look great, great shapes.

Femmy said...

beautiful tag!!! so much to see!

stampingbalou said...

Heather, this is such a stunning piece of art - thanks for joining us every week at TGiF.. ;o)

Simple Journeys said...
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Simple Journeys said...

Heather, your work is always lovely. I have better luck with instant coffee than I do with tea stain. Do you ever plop a loose granule on the tag before it dries? It makes a nice rusty/burn spot.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Excellent tag art, Heather...very elegant!

joanne wardle said...

lovely vintage collage. I usually just use distress inks, but I should try tea! I drink enough of it!

Lucy said...

Off to find some instant coffee granules!! That's a great idea--I haven't tried that yet. I have tried tea, but I think the coffee would have more of an impact!

filetta said...

great details, very beautiful tag !

Willy said...

Wonderful!

barnie said...

Heather your work looks really wonderful, love the Titanic theme.

bastelkueken said...

this so great and wonderful - perfect

Karen Owen said...

Beautiful, Heather, and what a great idea to stain a bunch so you have them ready.

Karen

Kaz said...

this is brill Heather, as always original and inspiring. love it.

Moni said...

oh it's sugar