Cut the grunge paper 2 x 5 1/2 inches (what little hangs over will be trimmed at the end). Both the tag edge and grunge paper are now ready to be cut using the "Graveyard" on the edge. I will tape done my paper pieces to assure no movement and I also like to place a piece of waxed paper between the die and item I am cutting. This assures easy lift off!!!
Let dry and then begin the staining. I used all three colors of the Metallic Stains for variation. To keep colors separate, you can use a piece of paper and wedge it between the areas. When all the tombstones are covered in color, I then stain the lower edge with Vintage Photo stain and will work that up into the tombstones to blend.
randomly applied the Metallic Stains leaving some black areas to show through. Once dried I applied two coats of clear embossing ink and powder. The bottle was painted with Rock Candy Crackle and inked over with the Metallic Stains. I added Black Soot Alcohol Ink to color the inside. The bottle was covered with Clear Embossing Ink and Powder. Stamped the label with Black Archival and clear embossed. My grunge Umbrella Guy was colored with Distress Markers (Brushed Corduroy, Spiced Marmalade, Black, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain), the Cat was inked with Black Soot stain.
The next step was to swipe the clear embossing ink pad over the raised brick areas and then I applied a mix of Vintage Photo and Fired Brick Distress Embossing powder, heat set and then rubbed off the excess.
This just depends on what you want to show through more. I wanted the skulls to be very faint, so I clear embossed after inking. For the inking background, I applied the three Metallic Stains to my craft sheet and applied to the background with a wet paint brush. I sprayed some water over the tag and blended with the wet brush. You can keep doing this to your liking! My background came out a little more striped then I preferred, but did not actually notice that until I was all finished!! Once that was all done and dried, I placed the tag between plain newsprint and removed with a heated iron (no steam).
The final step was to put this all together. Love those loose bones!! Thank you so much for visiting us today and have a wonderful and hopefully crafty weekend!