Thursday, December 12, 2013

Grungy Textured Christmas Ornament Tag

It's Tracey here to share my latest project with Leaky Shed Chipboard. Winter is in the air here in Ohio as I bring you another Christmas project featuring one of the new release Christmas ornaments now available in the Leaky Shed Studio Store

"Peace on Earth Tag"

Tips and Techniques
I thought I'd change things up and go with a grungy home spun feel to decorate my ornament. I started with the snowflake, using a paint brush to cover it with Jasmine Mix'd Media Inx. This ink stays wet for a long time and is my go to ink when embossing. While wet, I covered with Fran-tage Shabby White embossing enamel and heat set. I love the mix of colors and lumpy, grungy texture that this enamel provides.

Next, I painted the scroll work with a deep red metallic paint. When dry I covered it with Ranger Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint. When dry, I rubbed on brown ink to bring out the crackled texture. The outer rim is painted in gold metallic paint, then rubbed with brown ink.

I started with a plain manilla tag and used a combination of techniques to create this grungy gift tag as a backdrop for my ornament. Stop by my blog, Garden of Grace, tomorrow for all the details. Wendy takes great care when packaging her chipboard and some of my chippie packages were tied together using jute twine. I have a confession to make. I keep all those bits of twine and used one of them to tie a simple bow at the top of my tag to hang the ornament. I wanted something simple so it will be easy to remove the ornament to hang on the tree. 

Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard:

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back tomorrow
to be inspired by a project designed by Robbie Herring!

~ Blessings ~


  1. This is so gorgeous!! I loveeeeeeeeee that snowflake!!!!!

  2. Tracey your ornament is so gorgeous!!

  3. Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous!! The ornament looks amazing!! Love this!!

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