A Trio of Christmas Tags
Making Your Own Background

Subtle Tones for Subtle Looks




















I am excited to introduce the Subtle Tones colors for the Stamper's Big Brush pens.  I loved how they add a little bit of subtle color to my layout titled "Await".   For one of my maternity photos, I wanted just a hint of color so as to not distract from the overall look. I also used the Textural Accents Gesso to create spotches on the kraft cardstock.


I used these beautiful colors on the tags, to color in the stamped images and on the paper lace ribbon.   They gave the materials just a blush of tones.  The mere hint of color or value.  They become more intense as you reapply them.  You can also create watercolor effects by adding water. Because they are India Ink, they can mix with water for wet application and will dry permanent and archival!

I used a Suzy West from WOW Embossing Powders stamp and white embossing powder.  This allowed me to fill in the image with the different subtle tones. Here you can see the same pen used with water on the tag and inside the image by reapplying several times to deeping the color slightly.

Can you imagine the possibilities for these subtle tones on your papercraft projects?  They lend themselves to many beautiful outcomes.



Stamper's Big Brush Pen in Subtle Tones

Textural Accents

Essential Tools Set

Other Supplies:


Shipping Tags

Labels: Martha Stewart for Avery

Patterned Papers from September's Scrapbooking From the Inside Out kit.

Stamps: Suzy West stamps for WOW Embossing Powders "Gratitude"

WOW Embossing Powder in Opaque White

American Crafts Thickers

Paper Lace Ribbon

Cardstock : Bazzill Kraft

Adhesives: Helmer 450


JenprofileJen Matott  A designer with a funky style, Jennifer will show you how to play with art media, art journaling, and mixed media techniques. By day, Jennifer is an art teacher as well as a mom to two very active boys. She currently designs for WOW Embossing Powders USA, Get It Scrapped!, Scrapbooking From The Inside Out kits, and is on the Prima Marketing Educator Team.


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