Out With The Old Pocket & Tag Planner Art

For 2014 Im going to take part in the documented life project (http://www.robenmarie.com/blog/2013/12/14/the-documented-life-project.html)

For this challenge you need a planner (although you could use a journal or any book you have) and each week there are going to be new themes and challenges released.

To help me get back into the swing of creating again I decided to give it a whirl, and up until today I hadn’t done anything with my planner because the challenge doesn’t officially start till January 1st!

Below is my planner all ready for the new year 🙂


I removed the piece of paper that was on the front of the planner and decided to use it to make a pocket for my book:


First of all I glued random papers all over it and let the glue dry:


Then  I decided to make a background for a tag on a sheet of card using the same method as above:


I glued my tag to the back of the paper, then cut round the shape of the tag so that I would get a random background on my tag:



Next I folded 2 tabs on the back of the pocket so that I could use them to glue the pocket to the book:


Then I trimmed off the front to make it look tidier:


I decided it needed more colour so I sprayed them both with ink:


I used my heat gun to dry the ink, once they were dry I added the finishing touches and then glued the pocket inside the planner with the tag inserted, which you can see below:





A Simple Tag To Share

Apologies for not posting yesterday, the constant hot weather had me feeling a little out of sorts and feeling sickly so I had a couch day watching movies.

Today I have a simple tag to share with you, this is created using the shabby chic tissue paper backgrounds which I did a tutorial for on my other blog.

The poppies where done with acrylic paints through a stencil by That Special Touch, these are called Mica Masks; I love how thick the plastic is on these stencils.

I added a fake sewn border using a rubber stamp from a Tim Holtz set and used a black Posca paint pen to outline the poppies and give them a centre. The quote is from a sheet of printable quotes which I cut out and outlined.

Pretty simple and straightforward but sometimes less can be moreish!


Trish Bee

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Chalk Markers Experiment Tag Art

Today while on our prescription run in town I popped into the local craft store and bought a stash of goodies to play with.

One of the things I picked up where 3 jumbo chalk window markers, they are in neon colours and noticed that they were liquid at the bottom which kinda reminded me of the daubers and dabbers you can buy like for instance the distress stains and hero arts neon daubers which are all the range.


These guys only cost me £2 a pop so I grabbed them to have a play with.

It states on the tube that they are permanent on porous surfaces such as paper and fabric which is what sold me on them!

Here is one of the colours swiped across white card:


Then I sprayed water over to see what would happen:


A nice watercolour wash! I like it!

One thing I noticed is that you have to use uncoated card, so glossy card stock is no good as it is shiny and the marker colour just wipes off! But they work on your ordinary bog standard card so win win!

I tried stamping with them too:


I liked the result a lot!

I also discovered a neat stencil trick to use with them:

1. Wipe the marker onto the plastic stencil like so:


2. Spray with water:


3. Place a card or tag onto the stencil and press down:


4. Remove card or tag to reveal pattern!


Ain’t that cool?

Anyway I enjoyed an afternoons play with these markers so much I made 3 tags!

Here they are below, notice I used my handmade masking tape on them too!




I’ll be back tomorrow with more stuff to share!

Trish Bee

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