In the spirit of May Flaum and the awesome class I am taking, I decided to make a tag. A tag that would actually get used as a tag and sent off to a fellow scrapper.
Some time ago, in a pitiful attempt to incorporate some tags on a layout, I misted around some Mister Huey's White and never did do a thing with them. So, I grab one of those puppies and get started:Time to stencil on white acrylic paint. I love how the acrylic acts as a bit of a resist for the inking; that is yet to come.
I spray some aqua glimmer mist onto my craft mat:
And start dragging around. This part is always so fun:
As you can see, some Mister Huey's Clover made it into the mix:
While that dries, it's time to think about some little bits to tie on. I love the softness of the new Neapolitan collection from Dear Lizzy and I think it will pull in the blues and greens I'm working with nicely:
Now, since this is a tag for a package, I sippose it should contain some sort of greeting. It's time to break in my new Amy Tan stamp set. Let's put my wonderful Pitt Pens to work:
Oh, yes! I like that. After the image is stamped, I write over the lettering with a black Pitt Pen. You know the best thing about Pitt Pens? They are waterproof! That means I can mist over this with no problem! And, I think I will in a minute...
Back to the tag itself. It has dried and it's time for some contrast. More stamping with the Pitts and an Amy Tan:
I like that contrast, but now it's time to pull in the sherbert color. Yet again with the Pitt Pen. Have I mentioned yet how much I love those?
Pressing the tag onto the stamp:
Oh, yeah! I love that! It's so fun when things workout the way I hope :)
I grab a little scrap of Neapolitan paper and take a step back. Yes, I still like the direction this is going:
Now, you will have to exscuse me here... I got really into this and was so excited that these letters were working so well, I forgot to take photos of this part of the process. But, you get the idea. Letters applied, then stitched. Moving on...
I want them to have more definition, so I grab my Copic Multiliner. I love the control it has. Perfect for outlining letters:
Ta da! Letters are outlined, a Sassafras Foldie is added, and the whole thing is splatered a bit with some glimmer. Now, time for some Doodle Twine:
All tied up, now I need to sign this bad boy! I reach yet again for my Pitt Pens:
A little heart doodle, sign my name and now it's time to spruce up the package a bit:
And there you have it!
I hope you enjoy!
It was really fun to make a tag that actually ended up being used as a tag! And to give away some scrappiness is always fun :) Are you dying to know what is in the package? Well, the Dear Lizzy sticker book from my giveaway, of course! Hope you are having fun with those stickers WillieburgScrapper!
Do you make tags? If so, how do you use them? On layouts? Mini Books? As actual tags? Let us know below: