I used my Sizzix Big Kick to emboss the piece of metal using a Tim Holtz Alterations die called "Eiffel Tower." I trimmed the embossed piece of metal to the size of #8 tag.
I began by using a Tim Holtz distress paint dauber and applied "Rusty Hinge" to the entire surface. Over the top, I added Ranger's patina in Lapis and Verdigris.
Next, I lightly sanded the raised portions to bring back the metal.
Undaunted, I reached for my alcohol inks in Clover, Stream and Pool along with the blending solution. I applied these inks and the solution directly to my metal tag, then moved them around by using a blending tool. It certainly was not the look I had envisioned, but I cannot say that I am unhappy with the result.
I added a bit of ribbon from my stash and called it done.
I hope you will take some time this week to play along with the Tag Along Challenge Blog "metallic" challenge. You can do anything you want as long as there is a metal component and it's a tag!
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