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! :)