Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Infusions Mini-Album–Beginning to Colour the Tags

The first of two posts for today.

Working on the tags last night.

Because the Infusions give a rather busy and textured background, I decided to simplify the background on the tags and use Distress Inks instead, so that the text would be more visible, and then add some infusions at the sides.

The first tag is for the “Colours” title page.

04 Tag 1 Colours Background - Front

For this I applied a selection of green inks with an Inkylicious Ink Duster, and added a small amount of A Bit Jaded and Black Knight Infusions on the right hand side of the tag. The edges were distressed with Black Soot Distress Ink, using a home-made ink blending tool; I did this on all the remaining tags as well.

This is the reverse side of the first tag.

05 Tag 1 Background - Back

For this I used purple Distress Inks and added some Violet Storms Infusions for a bit of texture.

I used some of my small offcuts of card to mop up the mess on the craft sheet each time, and edged each one with Black Soot Distress Ink – I can make these up into cards or something else in future.

The text added to the first tag, using a permanent black marker pen. I added a bit more of the A Bit Jaded and Black Knight Infusions to the bottom of the tag.

06 Tag 1 Text and Extra Infusions

The completed tag.

07 Tag 1 Front Completed

Here is the tag slipped into the title page for the “Colours” section of the album.

08 Tag 1 in Page - Front

The reverse side of the page, with the back of the tag showing.

09 Tag 1 in Page - Back

Moving on to the second tag, again I created the background with a variety of Distress Inks, this time in reds and oranges, and added some Rusty Car Infusions. Again, you can see the mop-up sheet. For this tag, after creating the Distress Ink background, I sprinkled it with some water and then blotted it off with some kitchen paper, leaving a mottled effect.

10 Tag 2 Wet Paper - Front

The water spattering was added to the reverse of the tag as well, which was coloured with Evergreen Bough and Stormy Sky Distress Inks, and some In the Navy Infusions added.

11 Tag 2 - Back

The front of the completed tag.

12 Tag 2 Front Completed

This is the tag in place in the “Wet Paper” title page.

13 Tag 2 in Page - Front

The reverse of the page.

14 Tag 2 in Page - Back

The mopping up sheet from this tag.

15 Mop-Up Sheet from Tag 2

To create a nice mottled effect when mopping up, I heat set it after each mopping.

There are still a LOT of tags to do! This is going to take me some time.


  1. I've never seen those brushes before - I can imagine how they work and result in perfect blending. Lovely background and lettering! Loving those watercolour textures!

  2. Your infusions mini albums are looking very lovely Shoshi - wonderful colours and patterns....


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