Friday, 15 August 2014

A Vintage Journey Tags

I love dragonflies and have just acquired the fabulous Layered Dragonfly die & embossing folder so my tag is inspired by their beautiful colours 
 I used Tag Size 10, 8 & 5 and applied Modeling paste through Tim Holtz  latticework and Doily stencil and coloured with Dylusions After Midnight, vibrant turquoise, Calypso teal, Crushed Grape and Funky Fuchsia

On the largest Tag I applied a wash of black acrylic and then wiped back with a baby wipe & kitchen towel to colour the background card

The smallest tag used the same technique and also dry brushed with DecoArt Dazzling Metallics Purple Pearl

On the middle tag, I used Tims Batik effect, colouring the base of the tag with Iced Spruce Distress Ink. Them stamping the flourish from Mini Classic's with clear ink and using clear embossing powder

Once dry I coloured with Dusty Concord then placed newspaper and ironed to remove the excess embossing powder
I painted the Layered Dragonfly with DecoArt Aquamarine and then a wash of Dioxadine purple to fill the deboss areas
I finished it by dry brushing with Dazzling Metallics Peacock pearl & Moss pearl

I hope you have enjoyed my tag project, please check out the other Design Team Projects on 

Jools :)


  1. Stunning Jools - the colour combination is just amazing! and all those textures are just wonderful. Jennie x

  2. Another stunning design, beautifully presented. Nikki xx

  3. Love the colours on a stunning tag!

  4. Love your colors and textures, this is just amazing, love, love, love it!

  5. The mix of colors is so rich and gorgeous! All three tag background are incredible and love how you toned down the brighter colors with a wash of black. I use to do some decorative painting and love it when I see paint used! The layered dragonfly is a beautiful finish! Love this!

  6. Bless you for some timely inspiration and an incredible tag Jools. You're a creative tour de force indeed! Jenny x

  7. Stunning tag Jools, fantastic background and I just love how the dragonfly turned out!

  8. Wow, gorgeous tag Jools...
    Corrie x

  9. Your tag(s) is simply gorgeous, I love the wonderful rich colours and the dragonfly is so beautiful! Love this! Anne x

  10. Glorious jewel colours - and the dragonfly looks amazing perched over his beautifully layered setting.
    Alison xx

  11. These are just layers of regal elegance! Brilliant!