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Sunday, 15 January 2017

"Tag It" with Lisa

Hello folks and welcome to my 1st blog post for Tando for 2017.

This weeks challenge theme is "Tag It". But me being me... I decided to do three tags....

Here is my creation...

I took three pieces of Tando Greyboard 5.5" x 3.5" and gave them all a layer of DecoArt white Gesso on front and back of each tag.

I used Andy Skinner's Creativity 8" x 8" mask and the DecoArt white modeling paste on the tags, choosing the words 'imagine', your destiny' and 'live life'. Then added DecoArt texture sand paste to create some texture around the edges of the tags. 

I also added some random smears of DecoArt crackle paint for added texture.

I wanted to add some bright bursts of colour and (if you look back through my blog posts) I love a  blue/purple colour palette, so I'm trying to step outside the box and out of my comfort zone. Hey, no time like the present. So, my colour palette consisted of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics English Red Oxide, Paynes Grey and Naphthol Red Light.

Once satisfied with the background colour, I dry brushed white Gesso over the words and areas of the texture sand paste.

I then stamped images on the three tags using the Stampendous 'Skeleton Lady' rubber stamp. 

I used the Stampendous Frantage bronze Embossing Enamel kit to create a bit more texture and some areas of sparkle.

To finish, I punched a hole in each one of the tag corners and fastened them together using some silver organza ribbon, black cord and some thin chain. 

I hope you like my 1st post of the new year. If you would like to pop over to my blog for a peek then I hope to see you there. 
Here is the link.

Everything I have used to create this project is at the bottom of my post and are all available on the Tando Website.

Fluid Acrylics: English Red Oxide   Fluid Acrylics: Paynes Grey   Fluid Acrylics: Napthol Red Light  Media: Texture Sand Paste   Media: White Crackle PAINT   Media: White Gesso   Media: White Modelling Paste       A Skinner Stencil - CREATIVITY   Skeleton Lady

Thanks for popping by 
and happy crafting for 2017.

Lisa xxx 

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Let It Snow! Tag by Gez ♥

Hi Gez here, I am delighted to be sharing a creation with you today using one of the [Long Tags] 

This last week has seen us have Thundersnow! And so it inspired my tag!

The background was created using the [Joined Snowflake] mask and Distress Inks.

[Urban - Cityscape] stamp by Stampendous was stamped and embossed directly onto the tag and coloured with watercolour paints, these [Long Tags] will keep their shape with heat, water and whatever medium you choose to use.

Chunky white embossing enamel from the white [Frantage Jewel Kit] was used to pave the street with snow!

Three [Snowflakes] were painted with silver acrylic paint and then given a delicious coating of  glitter from the [Silver] Stampendous Frantage Jewel Kit.

Tando products used:

Thank you for calling and leaving a comment if you get the chance.
 Stay warm and safe if you are in the Northern hemisphere.

 Happy creating, Gez ♥

Friday, 13 January 2017

Tag week with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my first Tando post for 2017.
New year means new  word that we usually pick as our Word of the Year.
My word for 2017 is Journey. Yes, I am not yet sure what Journey it will be, but it should be new, unexplored and exiting.
So as you can see my altered Mixed Media tag is all about this journey.
I made it as a stone road and the sky with stars, as I don't really know  the right way  of this journey.
 And it says " Imagine your next journey"; so you can understand that I am totally not sure about the way.
I used Tando Crocodile stencil to make the stone effect with texture paste (DecoArt) and glitter embossing powders (WOW! Embossing Powders).
When it was dry (heat gun sure worked here extra ) I misted it with copper mist and added DecoArt Crackle paste over the edges. When it was dry I added DecoArt Acrylic paint over the paste.

Tando large chipboard stars were covered with gold and blue embossing powders and then with DecoArt Crackle Glaze and I love the effect a lot.
The arrow was heat embossed with gold powder and then misted with blue mist.
The round golden dots are the left overs from Tando Round. background chipboard and I love to embellish with them as you can paint then to any color to fit your project.

I hope that you like my tag and my word and see you soon again!
Tando products used:
 Tando minis Arrows
Tando Mini's - Arrows

Grab bag of stars
Grab Bag of Stars

Round chipboard
Grid - Round

Crocodile stencil
Mask - Crocodile

DecoArt Media line

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Tag week

Hi, Carol with you today with my tag created for this Tando Creative Tag week.

I love playing with tags, they are just the right size to try out new colours and new techniques and then be useful afterwards…

Here is my tag:-

The base is a normal tag, but, there are a great range of tags in the Tando retail store.  Using a stencil I applied texture paste to the bare tag…once dry I added DecoArt paints….added some more stencilling and doodling….a mini owl was painted and doodled and a mini flower was also added….a happy birthday stamped sentiment finished it off.

Don't forget to pop back during the week for some more tag fun…

TFL xx

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Fragile Tag

Hi! Dana here today sharing the piece I created for the Tag theme this week. I cut a tag from a piece of Tando packaging and then applied DecoArt Gesso over the surface with a spatula for a textured finish. Once the gesso was dry, I added color to the tag with Gelatos.

Then, I placed the Giovanna Doilie Stencil over the tag and traced around it with a black pen. Next, I stamped a woman into the center of the stenciled design. I colored the stenciled design and the stamped image with watercolors. I further embellished the tag with two painted leaves from the Leaf Branch with 3 Loose Leaves. I stamped a sentiment, added some doodles and tape to the tag, and then attached a tassel to the top to finish.

You can find the chipboard I used for this project, and a wonderful selection of DecoArt products, in the Tando Creative Retail Store. We'd love to see your take on this color palette! Share your work with us in Tando's Creative Zone on Facebook.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

'Tag It' week with Nikki

Good morning everyone, 

Here at Tando Creative HQ we are really excited to announce our new design team member Nikki Killinger:

Hi everyone, I'm very excited to be a part of this amazing team, and was honoured to be asked.  I love everything mixed media and painty, and have been crafting since an early age.  I can't wait to get stuck in and share lots of projects with you.  I especially love Tando products, they are well made, well thought out, and take a lot of mediums beautifully.  There is such a range too!  I don't think I have a particular style, as I am slightly eclectic in how my makes turn out, and I love anything from Shabby Chic to Steampunk, and even to the downright strange! 

We're so looking forward to seeing Nikki's stunning projects and do look out for her excellent shows on Hochanda TV.

Hi all, I'm very happy to be sharing my first project today. 

 I started by painting the background of my main tag with a sponge, in Americana chalk paints.  I added a layer of crackle paint around the tag, varying the coverage on each edge, and over a small tag.

There is a lot of paint on top of paint here, I first gave the crackle on the tags a 'wash' of prussian blue hue, and quinacridone gold.  Then various colours were 'dripped' down the length of the tag, including metallic peacock pearl, venetian gold, chocolate and raw umber.

I stencilled with chalk paint through Andy's Industrial Elements stencil, in lace chalk paint for the main tag and raw umber on the small.  A 'rusty' tando screw was added for detail to the small tag.  More gold was added to the edges of the tag, and then slightly diluted raw umber, and the circles stamped with a bottle lid.

The feather was treated in the same way, I painted a background onto card, stamped in raw umber, and coloured with the co-ordinating metallic colours.

My little tag was glued with 3d glue above the feather, and I thought the 'air mail' was appropriate.

I hope you like it, I'd love to know what you think. 

Best Wishes,

Products Used:

Tando - Set of 5 Long Tags, Industrial Elements (screw), mini tag from stash.
Andy Skinner Stencil: Industrial Elements.
Bottle lids & stamp from stash. 

Monday, 9 January 2017

Tags challenge by Dee

Hi everyone and Happy New Year to you all!! I hope you all had a great Christmas. 
I was lucky enough to have some time over the break to be able to do a bit 
of crafty surfing on the internet. I visited France Papillon's site 
where I got the inspiration for this tag.
I used modeling paste through Neil walker mask and then the distressed
sequin mini stencil on a Tando mixed media tag. Black Gesso
 was used over the entire tag and knocked back before it
dried. I then introduced white gesso until I was
happy with the results.
Next was the colour which was Lyndy's stamp gang magicals used with 
crackle glaze and water a slight bit of gesso. This was applied 
to the tag followed by spattering of white Gesso. The same technique
was applied to the smaller tag.
I stamped the fish onto the smaller tag and onto matt paper which I then 
coloured in using zig clean coloured pens this was finished with a
 coat of wax. I stamped a stampendous script to opposite corners
and onto craft card.
I attached cogs to the right hand corner and attached all the metal 

I hope you have all enjoyed my post
 and I hope you will all let me know what you think
Cheers Dee x

Products Used

  1. Tando products used:- Neil Walker Mask - Tangled YarnMini Mask - Distressed Sequins, tags you can email Di for the sizes you want.
  2. Deco Art:- Media: Black Gesso Media, White GessoMedia: Clear Crackle GlazeMedia: White Modelling Paste.
  3. The rest stamps etc were from my stash.