Ingredients will be listed at the bottom of the post with links to the shop. (am good like that.. you know, enabling lol)
I have used Pine Needles Distress Stain, it is a good strong colour to use. Smoosh Pine Needles onto your craft sheet and then give Brushed Pewter a good shake to mix up the contents, smoosh this onto your craft sheet. Lightly mist water around the edge of the inks, this will help your tag glide through the mix.
Dip your tag/card through the inky mix, twisting ever so slightly *the tag not you, although you can if you fancy* to mix the colours together. Lift the tag off and look at the effects, any bare patches, go in a dip again, twist and lift.
Dry with a heat tool.
Lightly mist the tag with water, you will see the metallic is re-activated and moves about the surface. Dry again with heat tool.
Use a co-ordinating Archival Ink, I have used Viridian, and stamp snowflakes, re-stamp over the top of the original image using Brushed Pewter, the Viridian will give the metallic a bit of depth. Dry with a heat tool.
You can see the effects on the finished background... and when it is held up to the light you can see the agate effect sparkling gently.
You can also just use the Metallic Stains to stamp directly onto card. Here I have used Brushed Pewter again and stamped my snowflake onto a white tag.
To finish, I drew a line of Cosmic Glue around the edge of the tag, sprinkled this with Dry Rock Candy Stickles and allowed that to dry. Because the glue dries clear, you just a very subtle sparkle. I cut a Snowflake Alterations using white card and coloured it with Evergreen Bough and Pine Needles DI. The sentiment is a Stacked Words Alterations that I coloured with Blackk Soot DI. I added a snowflake Adornment charm that I coloured with Snow Cap Dabber, then embossed with clear powder to make it enamelled. I then added some more Idea-ology, including the new Festive Foliage, again given the SnowCap Dabber treatment and the leaves I then pounced with Pine Needles Stains and embossed with clear.
Distress Stains - Pine Needles
Distress Ink - Evergreen Bough, Black Soot, Pine Needles
Archival Ink - Viridian
Alterations: Snowflake & Stacked Words Christmas
Rock Candy Dry Stickles
That's all from me for this week... hope you enjoyed the tut and you have a play, please do let me know if you do! I shall be back next week with another technique using the Metallic Stains... til then... thanks for looking.... TTFN