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Down the rabbit hole

Hi Everyone,
Jess here with an Alice themed tag.

I had this fairy stamp from Fairie Song Stamps and I wanted to use just the mushrooms.  I used my Staz On ink to stamp the mushrooms onto shrink plastic.

Once the ink was dry I colored in my images using colored pencils.  I poked holes in the top of the mushrooms, but didn't end up using the holes.

I used my heat gun to shrink the images and set them aside.  Notice how intense the colors are! I always keep that in mind when I use shrink plastic.

I cut my Alice image out and changed the words on her tag from "Drink Me" to "Eat Me."  I glued a tiny mushroom onto her hand and set the image aside.

To make my background I used a dye ink and stencil.  Once I had the entire tag covered I shifted the image and covered up what I had just inked leaving the manila exposed.  I used a second ink color and then my whole tag was covered! It's a super easy way to make an instant background.

Now it's time to assemble the tag.  I added a bit of sheet music and some gelli printed circles to the side.  I splattered some black ink to add depth and randomly scribbled with a black pen and white marker.  

I cut the words out of the same image sheet and glued them down. A teeny tiny mushroom is on the sentiment up there.   I dyed some seam binding to thread through the top of the tag.  
She's complete and ready to be sent off in some happy mail!

Sadly, this will be my last post for the design team.  I have enjoyed my time here, but life is very demanding right now and I need to focus on work and family.  I will still guest post here on occasion and you can always find me on my blog too.
Happy Crafting!

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