Metallic Tag

Hi there! I’m Debbi and I’m so excited to be posting my first post on the Letraset blog.

Today I’ll be sharing a project that I put together using the new Metallic Markers. At the moment I think I have to say that the Metallic Black from Metallic Marker Set 2 is my favourite :).

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To make this tag,
I coloured a kraft tag with Distress Inks in Wild Honey and Fired Brick. I then used the Copper Metallic Marker from Set 2 to ink up the “Watch Gear” cling stamp from Hero Arts, which I stamped randomly over the tag.

(Tip: because the metallic markers are water based, if they dry on the stamp you can “reactivate” the ink by breathing on it!)

I stamped a Tim Holtz greeting with Archival Ink at one side of the tag, over the top of the metallic stamped pattern.

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I die cut some Tim Holtz “Mini Gears” from chipboard and kraft card and coloured these and a washer with Black, Copper and Silver Metallic Markers from Set 2 then stuck them to the tag with Glossy Accents.

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To finish off the tag, I scribbled the Black Metallic Marker onto a non-stick craft sheet, spritzed with some water and then used this to colour some seam-binding. I coloured two more pieces of seem binding in the same way with the Silver and Copper Metallic Markers, then tied the 3 pieces of seam-binding to the tag.

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I hope you liked my project! I’d love to see what you do with these gorgeous new Metallic Markers.

Debbi x

About Debbi

I'm a freelance craft designer and demonstrator, I regularly teach classes and demonstrate Letraset products across Scotland.

62 Responses to Metallic Tag

  1. Lou May 16, 2012 at 10:19 am #

    Wow debs, it gives such an awesome effect where you stamped with it and the cogs look amazing! Thank you for sharing your tip too about a quick huff on the stamp to reactivate it.
    hugs Lou xxx

  2. susy May 16, 2012 at 10:22 am #

    These metallic markers look great Debbie. i have the original gold and silver ones but would love to win a whole set.

  3. Aunty sue May 16, 2012 at 10:25 am #

    oh I love the depth of colours these give and if they are the same as the other promarkers will be excellent quality

  4. kath May 16, 2012 at 10:26 am #

    fantastic tag debbi…wow those metallic markers are the business and I love the effect on the seam binding…hugs from your No 1 fan xxx

    • lyn clark May 16, 2012 at 11:26 am #

      Great tutorial thank you I love these new Markers xx

    • Pam (PeeJay) May 16, 2012 at 12:03 pm #

      Excellent tips and love that you can use these directly on stamps.

  5. EdnaTaylor May 16, 2012 at 10:27 am #

    Thank you for the tag project Debbi. You are my guru when it comes to anything Promarker and choosing colours. I love the effect of the metallics on the gears and I hadn’t realised you could stamp with the markers as well. You learn something new every day.
    Edna x

  6. Liz May 16, 2012 at 10:54 am #

    Love the metallic effect on the cogs Debbi. The dark metallic markers will be ideal for steam punk projects but I can see the softer shades making beautiful butterflies. Great to have matching ribbon or binding too. Thank you for the inspiration.
    Liz xx

  7. carol May 16, 2012 at 10:55 am #

    Great tag Debbi, these metallics look perfect to play along with our inky creations, love the effects. Thanks for the tips too, love the ribbon, looks lush. Carolxx

  8. Anne Hardacre May 16, 2012 at 11:36 am #

    Wow Debbie, I didn’t realise that you could use the metallic Promarkers for stamping. Will have to give it a try.


  9. Scatty Jan May 16, 2012 at 12:18 pm #

    Wow lovely tag – love the colours those markers look great and I love the tip to reactivate the ink
    Love Jan

  10. tilly May 16, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

    great these look so cool

  11. ~ Ali ~ May 16, 2012 at 12:50 pm #

    This is fabulous Debbi, they look fabulous would never have thought to buy the metallics but now I am inspired

    thanks for sharing

    Ali x

  12. Lynn May 16, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

    Great tag, love the look of these metalic markers – something else for the wish list.

    Lynn x

  13. Paula Ponton (PEP) May 16, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

    This is such a useful post – I’d not realised that it was possible to stamp with these markers but that makes sense now I come to think of it. Love the way you coloured the seam binding.
    Paula (PEP)

  14. Paula Ponton (PEP) May 16, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

    PS – if Kath’s your no 1 fan may I have slot no 2???
    Paula (PEP)

  15. Pamela May 16, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

    Fantastic tag, love what you have done to the ribbon.
    I can see these pens will be very useful.

    Pam x

  16. kraftyk May 16, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    fabulous project Debbie, your tag is beautiful, love the effect with the ribbon.
    Congatulations on you DT post.
    Hugs Kim xx

  17. Kim T May 16, 2012 at 4:13 pm #

    Great project, love the shimmer you get from the metallic markers.
    Kim xXx

  18. Carol Christie May 16, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

    Gorgeous Debbi,, I would never have thought of using the metallic markers for that. Congrats on your DT post :D xx

  19. Shazza May 16, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

    great tag, loving the metallic black!!

  20. Cathy May 16, 2012 at 5:15 pm #

    Wow Debbi, I LOVE this tag. I hadn’t realised that you could ‘stamp’ with the metallic markers – now I need to go and get some!!
    Congratulations on your DT post, well deserved as your colouring and inspiration is amazing.

    Cathy xx

  21. Jessica Griffin May 16, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

    Gorgeous Tag Debbi! I love the metallics!

  22. Pam (PeeJay) May 16, 2012 at 6:15 pm #

    Thought I’d posted on here earlier but it doesn’t seem to be showing :0(
    Anyway, I said … Some great tips there and love that you can use them direct to stamps.

  23. Enfys May 16, 2012 at 6:25 pm #

    Gorgeous tag Debbi, am I relegated to #3 fan now Kath and Paula have jumped in ahead of me?
    En x

    • georgina ellis May 16, 2012 at 7:26 pm #

      Debbi you have really shown how versatile these metallics are and i especially LOVE the way you’ve coloured the seam binding,it’s the finishing touch without a doubt,well done you, luv Georginax

  24. Ursula May 16, 2012 at 6:30 pm #

    I love Letraset for their wonderful products, Promarkers, Flexmarkers, Safmat, etc. Your tags are great, I just love the metallic range for this sort of project. Well done…..Ursula xxx

  25. Aud May 16, 2012 at 7:33 pm #

    This tag is stunning Debbi love the look those metallic pens have on your tag really great and go so well with the seam binding. Well done. Aud x

  26. Happy Expressions - Carol May 16, 2012 at 8:18 pm #

    Very nice tag and the metalics are so shimmery.

  27. Kat May 16, 2012 at 8:19 pm #

    Hi Debbi, fantastic tag. Love the effect you get with the metallic markers. Looks fabulous on the seam binding. Looking forward to seeing your next post here on the Letraset blog.

    Kat xx

  28. Paula May 16, 2012 at 8:21 pm #

    As you know I love how you colour images with Promarkers, but it’s also nice to see them being used just a bit differently! The metallics look really good replicating the look of metal, and the seam binding looks great. Congratulations again!

  29. Christine Brown May 16, 2012 at 9:37 pm #

    Wow what super project and a great way to show off the versatility of the metallic markers. I have got all the Promarkers and some of the Flexmarker, would love to add the Metallics to my collection.
    Christine x

  30. Susan May 16, 2012 at 10:19 pm #

    Wow Debbi, that’s fab. Didn’t realise you could stamp with metallic markers. I need some don’t I?!

    Susan x

  31. Lee May 16, 2012 at 11:31 pm #

    WOOWHOOOO…….YIPPEEE for Debbi’s first post, lol. You are pretending you don’t know me now aren’t you Debz, lol? I can’t get over how INCREDIBLE these markers are. I would have sworn those gears were embossed with metallic powders! These are really AMAZING. I’d love to get my mitts on them. Well done on your first Letraset piece Debbie. I look forward to seeing more…….and I promise next time I won’t leave an embarrassing “woowhooo” comment, lol. Lee xx

  32. Rufus May 17, 2012 at 6:13 am #

    Gorgeous tag…love the color choices and the shimmer from the markers! Your ribbons came out lovely!

  33. Cebelica May 17, 2012 at 6:35 am #

    Gorgeous tag. I love the vintage touch. Those TH dies are amazing and I looooove how you colored them. They look fantastic. Hugs! xx

  34. Decsnan May 17, 2012 at 9:01 am #

    Hi Debbie
    Your tag is amazing, the colours just look so nice.
    Another for my wish list.
    Good luck on your new venture with Letraset, can’t wait to see your many other projects.
    Keep smiling
    Decsnan x

  35. Suze Bain May 17, 2012 at 9:46 am #

    Fab grungy tag Debbi. Love your techniques – I’d never have thought to stamp or colour the seam binding with these. Big congrats on your first posting!! xx

  36. Glennis F May 17, 2012 at 10:10 am #

    Fabulous tag – I am here cos Kath sent me, and I am so glad she did. I love what you have done

  37. Heather May 17, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Hi Debbie – fantastic tag – thanks for the step by step photos. Those pens look great and so versatile. Looking forward to your future contributions.

  38. Krafty Karen May 17, 2012 at 11:27 am #

    gorgeous tag Debbie and I didn’t realise that you could stamp with the metallic markers. I wasn’t sure if I needed these in my pen collection but you have convinced me that I do LOL!!

  39. Val Stables May 17, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

    What a lovely tag. I love these markers. The effects are stunning, and very cleverly used too. Great idea to colour the binding to match. Got here via Kath. Congratulations on your first post, can’t wait to see the next one.

  40. Max May 17, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

    Congratulations missus :)

    Fabulous debut post for Letraset, showing how versatile their metallic markers are … so think I may need to have some too lol xx

  41. Marianne Fisher May 17, 2012 at 1:38 pm #

    So glad to see you on here Debbi with your wonderful inspiration. I love this grungy tag. These markers look to be a must have. Hugs xx

  42. Helen Keeler May 17, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

    Gorgeous tag, so professionally done. Love Promarkers and am so glad there are people, like yourself, that give us newbies, help and inspiration x

  43. Heather May 17, 2012 at 6:27 pm #

    Wow Debbie these pens look fantastic love what you have done with them x x

  44. shell n May 17, 2012 at 7:46 pm #

    Wow I love these markers and the effects these give to different mediums, I;m so going to have to add them to my never ending wish list. I love following your tips and techniques, I always feel inspired

    shell x

  45. Ali Marshall May 18, 2012 at 7:21 am #

    WOW..i just love this tag ..x

  46. Rebekah May 18, 2012 at 8:53 am #

    Lovely!! The metallic markers are on my wish list (I have gold & silver and love them!!)

  47. Annemaritta May 18, 2012 at 9:42 am #

    I was visiting your blog and when seeing this, seriously thought it was just metallic embellishments! Really good effect and also the tip you gave is good, never thought of it. :)

  48. Krafty Kaz Kardz May 18, 2012 at 10:11 am #

    I had not thought about these being usable with stamps! I also like the effect they give on the gears – sometimes I dont want the weight of enamelling and this looks just as good! Thanks Debbi!

  49. Jennifer May 18, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

    Great technique Debbi, you have made a wonderful tag thank you for sharing.

  50. Julie Brooks May 18, 2012 at 5:44 pm #

    Hi Debbi
    I absolutely love your tag using the metallic markers. What fantastic results – it almost looks like it’s been embossed. And colouring the ribbon is something I had not thought of doing and it’s so effective. Gorgeous.

  51. Samantha Burdett May 19, 2012 at 1:05 pm #

    What a wonderful tag and great inspiration for the markers xXx

  52. Fiona Macdougall May 19, 2012 at 10:43 pm #

    Debbi, these are amazing!!! I have been pondering whether to buy these but you’ve convinced me! Love love love these embellishments xx

  53. Kimbo May 20, 2012 at 5:05 pm #

    What a great tag. I love the binding – you can see the shimmer on it. Kim x

  54. Jayne May 21, 2012 at 1:43 pm #

    Oh wow the effect on the cogs is brilliant and really effective. Adore the tag you have used combining the different coloured ribbons to match.

  55. Suzi McKenzie May 21, 2012 at 1:47 pm #

    That is so cool, I’ve got the first set of metallic markers, but haven’t used them much. This toot, has given me lots of ideas on how i can use them now. Thank you so much.
    Love your work Debbi

  56. Caz Smith(Bunny) May 21, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

    Wow this is brilliant….Love it…Youve done a terrific job.

    Caz xx

  57. Claire (glitznbits) May 21, 2012 at 4:20 pm #

    Fab, Fab, Fab I just love my promarkers. Loving what you have done here xx

  58. Debbie Johns May 21, 2012 at 4:46 pm #

    Amazing tag Debbi.Love the effect you’ve created.Great job.Hugs Debbie x

  59. Jane Songhurst May 21, 2012 at 10:20 pm #

    Well done on a fabulous first post on here, your tag is lovely & I particularly love the tip re breathing on the ink to refresh it for stamping.
    Looking forward to more of your designs in the future
    Jane x

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