Mixed Media Craft Tags

Two tags, both for my sister’s birthday. Why two? Because I started one (tag with bird) then discovered a cool dimensional art journal technique that I wanted to try out on a tag. ..I liked that one so much that I finished it before going back to complete the first one I started. (Side note: I also started a third project somewhere in the middle of these).

Art Journal Tag

Art Journal Tag

 

Dimensional “Art Journal” Tag
Okay… Gesso, flower die cut, thick lace ribbon, tissue paper, old book page and letter stamps. Technique: Crumple tissue paper (I used thick tissue paper on this) then glue to tag. I cut the tissue paper larger than the tag and left it adhered while I worked on it. Gesso tissue paper several times (for total coverage). Add dimensional embellishments and ripped and folded pieces of additional tissue paper. Gesso again. ..and again, etc. Painted blue, dripped and sprayed white and black acrylic paint. Cut off excess tissue paper around Tag. Wrote “What Day?” on white cardstock and covered in Tim Holtz (TH) Rock Candy Crackle paint. Cut out clear thin plastic (part of some packaging) and glued it in the TH frame using dimensional glue (small tip and dries clear). Did the same with the paper. Adhered to tag. Stamped letters onto old book page, cut out and drew squares around letters using black ink pen. On the back I stamped “Happy Birthday Kat” and stamped the date with my Smash date stamper.

 

Bird Tag

Bird Tag

Bird Charms Tag
I created my own modeling paste by thickening Gesso with Cornstarch and stamped the letters and flowers with it. All other stamps are from Tim Holtz. ..including the bird and wings, which I fussy cut (well, not so fussy) and adhered together. Tim’s distress inks and stains were applied over the paste and wiped. Note: my homemade paste dries with a crackle effect. Oh, and black lace glued to the bottom.

 

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