Sunday, April 30, 2017


I started and stopped this tag many times, life-interruptus; and once I poured the resin I was bounden to its chemistry for curing. These little pieces with many steps/layers applied to each individually (and to more pieces than I actually used) my best guess would be 5 hours, not including the resin cure time. Regardless, as always, time well spent.

Yield:  1 #10 Tag
Wet Ingredients:
  • Ink – Alcohol Mushroom, Rust; Archival Ground Espresso, Hickory Smoke, Red Geranium; Distress Walnut Stain
  • Other – Distress Crayons Hickory Smoke, Pumice Stone; Grit Paste; Ice Resin; Matte Collage Medium; Mixative Silver; Paper Sealer, Texture Paste Opaque Crackle
  • Paint – Distress Brushed Pewter, Fossilized Amber; Rock Candy Crackle, Twisted Citron
  • Spray Stain – Distress Old Paper
Dry Ingredients:
  • 1 - # 10 Manila Tag
  • Hardware – Bead Chain (with connector), Corked Vial Hex Fasteners, Jump Ring, Mini Book Rings, Mini Brad, Mini Numerals, Screw Eye
  • Other – Adhesive Foam Squares, Assorted (tiny) Machine Screws & Nuts; Chip Board, Craft Sticks, Wonder Tape (1/8)
  • Paperie – Quote Chips, Paper Stash Memoranda
  • Dies – Industrial, Pipes & Valves
  • Stamps – Etcetera
  • Tools 1” Circle Punch; Blending Tool (foam) Collage Brush, Craft Pick, Craft Scratcher, Drill Press, Heat Tool, Paint Brushes (small assorted), Sanding Grip, Sprayer, Steel Wool









































  1. The steps are just crazy long, but all the details are so worth it. I love the stamping of the numbers on the the pipes, the built up details of the valves and valve wheels. All the screws are painted so perfectly for each piece. This is seriously, seriously a fun piece. Thank you for taking the time in your creative process to document all of this as it is very inspiring.

  2. My jaw is well and truly dropped - stunning!
    Alison x

  3. My jaw is down on the floor with Alison's!!! The finished results are truly superb but it's only when you read through the step by step that the level of detail you've gone to becomes fully apparent. All that texture and layering of colours is a true triumph. Thank you so much for sharing xx

  4. Thank you for taking the time to photograph each step and list all the products you used. This is a creative masterpiece and I love every attention to detail right down to the little nuts and bolts you painted.

  5. Just another amazing piece of work from you girlie! I think it would take me 5 days to get that done, not 5 hours! lol! Thank you for sharing these amazing techniques! Great tutorial!

  6. What a wonderful project. Very inspirational. Thank you for sharing xx

  7. Stunning piece, love your use of Ice Resin, the whole design is FANTASTIC! Barbara

  8. What a wonderful, detailed project!!! Such an explosion of colour and textures.Thank you for all the detailed step by step photos...

  9. You make the coolest schtuff! I was on the edge of my seat watching how this came together! It makes me wish for those pipes, resin, hardware,EVERYTHING! Time well spent, indeed!

  10. complete and utter awesomeness!!

  11. One of the coolest tags I ever seen! So many techniques and details! I love it!

  12. You have an excellent sense of color. The way u blend makes things look so authentic. The numbers on the pipes are genius. Thanks for sharing the hard work process. I admire many of your designs.


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