Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tag Making....

                         

I have never been very big on tag making; mostly because I was never sure what to do with them.  Now I realize you can do whatever the Heck you want to do with them!  They are great to hang on the outside of a pretty gift bag; you can tuck them down into a gift bag or they can be the gift themselves.  Pretty great things to have around.  Over at Joan's Gardens you can find a tag challenge every week.  This week is #7.  The idea is to make ahead some tags to put back and have on hand for the whole year.  Now I just think this is a wonderful idea and I have had such fun playing along.  Slide on over to Joan's to check out the rules and specifics and play along yourself. 

For my tag this week I started with a Spellbinders Grand Caliber Die (Labels One).  I used the smallest die and cut it out of watercolor card stock because it is thicker than regular card stock.   Then I took a regular sheet of printer paper....nothing special.... and sprayed with homemade color spray using Ranger Distress Inks Tumbled Glass and Glimmer Mist in Iridescent Gold.  You spray quite heavily and then scrunch up the paper into a tight ball; then unfold and let it dry.  The mica in the Glimmer Mist settles into the wrinkles as it dries and makes such pretty textured paper.  Once dry I added some Dusty Concord Distress Ink with a sponge over the top of the wrinkles.  My flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts except for the one directly under the metal piece ... I made that one.  I started with white flowers and sprayed them with a mix of Dusty Concord Ink, water and Perfect Pearls.  The two pink roses were a mushroom color & off white and I just sprayed them with Glimmer Mist.  My butterflies are Spellbinders Dies (I cut two) and while they were still in the die I used  shimmery acrylic paint and put it on pretty heavy; then I popped it out and let it dry.  The bottom butterfly was then sprayed with some of the Dusty Concord spray and I added pearls to the top one.   My word, celebrate, is from a stamp set given to me as a gift (sorry, I cannot remember the company) and it is mounted into a Tim Holtz  piece.  Oh and I almost forgot a few feathers ... just because!  I just love the paper and it's a lot more durable than the tissue paper I have used in the past.  I think this would be a wonderful covering for a book or an altered piece of some sort!  Well that is about it for me.  I'm sorry to be so long winded but I wanted to share the supplies I used and how the look was achieved. 

I hope you have a great day.  It's snowing here again; they are predicting about 1 1/2 to 2" this round then a warm up back into the 60's.  We will take it!!


13 comments:

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

We're up pretty late for 2 elders! Your tag is like a piece or beautiful art..I enjoyed the mini tutorial, I need to get dirty and play with the inks I have. I never knew Glimmer Mist came in colors. I only have a clear and it never did much. Will have to check out ON LINE. Stores here are so limited, it is kind of disgusting.
Thanks for sharing. Good Luck on the Voting.

Olga said...

Now that is one jaw dropping, traffic stopping, mind blowing tag!!!! I just keep going back looking at it! WOW!!!! It's breath taking! Can ya tell I love it!!!!

Nancy said...

What a beautiful work of art! Such pretty, soft colors.

The Other Patti Sue said...

Wowzers GF! This is a gift in itself... Gorgeous!

Selma said...

I am speechless again. You are such a gifted person. This is another masterpiece Glenda. I always love all the details you add to all your work. You and Joan both work with Glimmer Mist. I am going to have to order some from Joan. This gorgeous tag is definitly a gift in itself. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us at Joan's Gardens Challenges.

karen said...

Wow! This is so gorgeous! This is certainly more than a tag, it is a work of art! I think you should frame it and keep it on display!
xoxo Karen

Sylvia said...

Hi Glenda! Your tag is indeed a piece of art. when I first looked at it, I was wondering if you made all those flowers! Thanks for the tutorial, loved reading all of it. the tag is not one I could ever part with. Your weather sounds liveable! My kitties are wanting me to take them out! Got to run!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Glenda you worked your Magic on this one.. It's just Beautiful!!! All your detail work just makes the look compleat.
Again I have to say Just Beautiful!!!

Barbara Colbert said...

What a lovely tag!!! I would have to say I don't make them cuz I'm not sure what to do with them either...BUT yours is lovely and there have been some beauty on Joan's site!!! So maybe????

voodoo vixen said...

This is so much more than a tag... it would be a perfect book cover or just hung for its own sake on a wall. It is beautiful!!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

stunning! i love this!

Leslie Miller said...

You've really given me food for thought on the idea of tags. What a great opportunity to gussie up your creations and not have to worry about fitting them in an envelope! This one is amazing! Doesn't even look like paper. It's like some kind of ceramic or porcelain beauty. The flowers are divine! Wow! Got to make me some tags!

Beate said...

I am with Leslie and old you. I never knew what to do with tags. But you are right...I guess I should start making tags.
Your tag today looks incredible! The flowers, the sentiment in the gorgeous Tim Frame and that butterfly.
Beautiful work of art.
Hugs and smiles

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