Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Diane's Tag Tutorial

Hey all!  Can you believe it is December already?  Wow!  Time is flying!!  I received some requests for a tutorial on some tags I made recently, so here it is.

The basic visual supply "list" of items I used.





First, I cut some 3" wide strips from a manilla file folder. I left the fun shapes/curves at the top because they are random and fun. Next I sprayed some Dylusions inks through some stencils and let those dry. Then I put a light wash over that to blend the hard edges where the stencils were. Next I grabbed my crayons and started scribbling and drawing shapes, etc.






I grabbed some acrylic and began adding paint in various places, also adding some bits of paper and stamped images.





I trimmed them in half for tag size.





At this point I work with the composition of each: adding more paint, crayons, gel sticks, doodling, or whatever strikes my fancy to balance them out.





I decided that instead of trimming corners and adding holes for the standard tag design I would try something different. I painted an index card with black acrylic, sketched out some borders and shapes and cut them out.  I doodled them up a bit, then glued or stapled them on to make them look a little more finished. The last step was to ink the edges.  
I love how they look with this one simple step! :)





Here are the finished tags...





One last photo of some others I had done with the same process.





This was actually kinda fun putting up this little "How To".
Hope it helps someone. Blessings! :)







10 comments:

  1. Wow, thanks for sharing Diane, love your work!!

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  2. Love how the black at the end really makes all the colors pop! Thanks you for sharing Diane!

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  3. They look amazing! I especially love the black index card bits.

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  4. Great work friend! Thanks for sharing with us! You are so talented! Thank you for blessing us!

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  5. at the risk of sounding like a newbie, what do you use these for? they are beautiful and if i'm going to make a bunch of them :) what do i use them for? thank you!

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  6. Wonderful of you to share how this was done...tre' cool. I must try this. Bless you!

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  7. Love your work! Please do more.

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  8. How fun. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring me. I'm going to hit my studio running.

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