Monday, November 12, 2012

Tar Gel Flourish Tutorial

Dried Tar Gel Flourish Tag Tutorial by Dana Tatar

Flourishes are one of my favorite embellishments to add to projects, but the designs, materials and colors of flourishes on the market are similar across many manufacturers. I like to add unique embellishments to my projects but I'm left with limited options with store-bought flourishes. Using clear tar gel, I was able to design and decorate one-of-a-kind flourishes for my project.

Dried Tar Gel Flourish Tutorial Supplies

Supplies: 
Clear Tar Gel
Paint
Glitter
Rhinestones
Paintbrush
Craft Stick

Clear Tar Gel Flourishes

Step One: Dip a craft stick or palette knife into the tar gel and quickly swirl the gel over a nonstick work surface. Let dry. Note: Tar gel has a cloudy appearance when wet and becomes clear when dry.

Painted and Glittered Dried Tar Gel Flourishes by Dana Tatar

Step Two: Paint the flourishes. Add a light sprinkling of glitter to the flourishes before the paint is completely dry for a little extra shine. Note: Several coats of paint were necessary to cover the flourishes evenly.

Dried Tar Gel Flourish Embellishments by Dana Tatar

Step Three: Carefully remove the flourishes from the work surface and trim any dried paint from the edges.

Embellished Dried Tar Gel Flourishes by Dana Tatar

Step Four: Add rhinestones to the end of each flourish and attach to project.

Dried Tar Gel Flourishes on Finished Wish Tag by Dana Tatar

Supplies: Tag: Avery; Tissue Paper: Pink Paislee; Ticket: Webster's Pages; Flower: Prima; Rhinestones: Kaisercraft; Glitter: Martha Stewart; Ink: Ranger; Paint: Making Memories; Clear Tar Gel: Golden; Other: Twine

Dried Tar Gel Flourish Embellishment Tutorial by Dana Tatar

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