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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Stamps, Ink, Stickles and HEAT...

Oh for once I am ahead of the game and I created this tag for Unity Stamps' "Friends with Flair" in advance of Friday, I am usually scrambling on Friday to get something done for FRIENDS with FLAIR but not this week,  Happy Dance.  I am sharing this tag I created using another of my Unity Stamp Itty Bitty's that I have had for going on three years but has remained in a pristine, un-inked condition until now (Another one Bites the Dust - Yaaaaa Hoooo!)
and here is another pictorial tutorial showing all my steps and all my products so you can follow along... ENJOY!
 1. stamp and heat emboss the image

 2. add a background color
(close up of this step)
 3. accent some of the image with stickles and liquid pearl
 Close up of this step while still wet
 4. Now heat your accented bits with a heat gun until they bubble and froth...

just look how when it cools it crinkles and has melted into itself... Swoon!
 5. And finally, using pigment ink, add a background image in a slightly darker color than your background inks and using archival quality pens outline and add details to make your image pop
And that's it.  I love using heat on my products to see what they do and I think I need to do it more often.

As Always, thank you for popping in to see what I am up to and don't forget to leave me a comment if you like what you seeee!
Scrapbook Lynne Mizera


  1. Love the tag. Thanks for the step by step tutorial.

  2. Awesome tag Lynne. Can't wait to try this technique - so cool.

  3. This is Awesome tag! And great ideal.

  4. Love, love, love your tag. Thanks for the tutorial & inspiration to try this myself.

  5. Ooh love the melted loveliness. Must give that a go.. Heat everything? Hmm, always like a good experiment LOL. Hugz

  6. Gorgeous tag! I love embossing but don't do it as often as I should. Now you've inspired me to pull out some tags and get playing!

  7. This is so awesome I love all the glittery sparkle going on in so small of a space. Beautiful tag. I am also your newest follower, I hope you'll follow me to.
    I saw this on Unity FWF. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

  8. This is a great tag, love all the little details!! That embossing trick is awesome.

  9. Lynne, I love your tag!!!! I din't know you could heat Stickles!!! Love the effect!! Would you mind sharing this over at the Anya, Oddies and More challenge??

  10. Thanks for sharing your wonderful tag and technique tips.
    {I spotted you on Unity FWF today}
    Crafty hugs,
    DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

  11. FABULOUS!!!! I am soooooooooo pinning this to study your technique more closely. This is just beautiful. I love doing messy heat embossing techniques, but mine are usually on a larger scale.....the entire background where I burn up half a jar of powder. Ha!!! I love this idea of doing little accents. THANKS for the inspiration!!!
    Hi from one of your Friends with Flair! :)
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  12. Love the tag,what a fab

  13. Another stunning creation!!! I love this sparkly tag! GORGEOUS!!!

  14. Gotta try this Lynne! Since next to my heat gun, I do enjoy using my Stickles. So combining the two should be bliss! (Hmm, especially if I inhale while heating?) :D Gorgeous tag, love it!

  15. I like the shine in this and the outdoor theme. :)

  16. Great techniques on this tag!


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