Tag It Thursday #7

Today’s tag is going to be rather simple. I haven’t been feeling well all week. In fact this is the first “artsy” thing I’ve made all week, which is rather unusual for me as I usually do some kind of art everyday.

As usual, I began with a blank #8 manilla tag. I painted on FW Acrylic ink in Shimmering Blue and Shimmering Red. This ink shimmers, it is kind of pearlescent. I then sprayed down some Dylusions London Blue on a separate piece of paper and used a wet paintbrush to add it to some of the wet acrylic ink.




Next, I stamped on a Eiffel Tower image (by Inkadinkado) with Black StazOn ink. I then used a Sharpie Water-Based Glitter Paint Pen in Blue to color I. Part of the Paris banner. On the stamped image. Notice how the stamped image got messed up at the bottom. I camouflaged this by spraying on some Dylusions Ink. Pretty sneaky don’t you think?



I wanted to add more “pop” to the tag so I drew around the inside edges of the tag with a Faber Castell Gelato in a blue color. I then smudged it with my fingers.


I then painted some cardstock using the same watered down Dylusions ink spray I used earlier. I then stamped “I Love” in French with an alphabet set made by Hampton Art and. Black StazOn ink.


Then I picked out a blue paper flower and some blue star sequins. I glue the stamped words with Elmer’s Glue All and the sequins with Glossy Accents.


Here is the finished tag. Let me know what you think.



Tag It Thursday #6

This week’s tag is a mixed media tag on my standard #8 manilla tag. I began with a Tim Holtz layering stencil (Cargo THS001) and Golden Pyrrole Red Fluid Acrylic Paint, which I applied with a make-up sponge.


Next, I added a little of the left over red paint around some of the edges. I then added some splashes of watercolor paint for color (Daniel Smith Aureolin, M.Graham & Co. Quinacridone Rose, and Van Gogh Yellow Green).


Then I outlined the tag with a scribble border using Noodler’s Heart of Darkness ink, which I have loaded in a Noodler’s fountain pen. I also added three pieces of Washi tape with black backgrounds to help bring out the scribble border.


On a piece of white card stock I sketched out a bird with pencil and then went over my sketch in a scribble fashion with the Noodler’s ink. With watercolor paints I colored in the bird using a mixture of blues and greens along with the Aureolin for the beak. I then glued the bird onto the tag using an Elmer’s white glue stick. I also added a little more darker blue and some green paint to the bird as the card stock had kind of sucked up the brilliance of the initial colors. I also drew some feet on the bird using my Noodler’s ink.




Finally, I added some doodles and stamped a sentiment on the same white card stock. I used StazOn black ink. I cut out the sentiment, inked the edges and glued it on with my Elmer’s glue stick. Here is what the finished tag looks like. Let me know what you think.


Tag It Thursday #5

This weeks tag is a little different than my usual tags in that I am actually making it for a specific person. We are celebrating my nieces 27th birthday this weekend so I figured I’d make a tag to go on her gift.

I am using my usual #8 blank manilla tag as my base. The color scheme for this tag is basically three colors: black, white, and pink.

For this tag I began by Covering the tag with a scrap piece of black and white patterned scrapbook paper using Elmer’s Glue All (white glue).


Next, I layered various pieces of Washi tape in tiers like a layered cake. I also put a little white glue underneath the tape because Washi tape tends to lift over time.


Then I stamped the sentiment “Happy Birthday” onto a piece of scrap card stock using StazOn black ink. I then colored in parts of the stamped image using Sharpie glitter paint pens and a Sakura Stardust Meteor Clear Gel Pen.

I then added a piece of a paper doily to the bottom of the tag using the white glue.




Next, I glued to sentiment to the tag using the white glue. Then I added a birthday candle to the cake using the Sharpie glitter paint pens. I also outlined the outside edge of the cake with some Noodler’s ink in a fountain pen. I also used the light pink Sharpie glitter paint pen to line the edges of the tag and sentiment.


Finally, I added some rubber stamping to finish off the tag. I used various stamps by Heidi Swap, Hero Arts and Pam Carriker. I used black StazOn ink.


Here is the finished tag (although I do plan to string some ribbon through the top). Let. Me know what you think. 🙂


Tag It Thursday #4

Today’s tag is yet another mixed media tag and will be more tell than show. I kept changing my mind and stopping to take pictures was interrupting my creative flow. I began with the standard #8 Manilla Tag base. I used a Tim Holtz layering Stencil (Honeycomb THS005) and pan Pastels (yellow and red).


After that I went through my scrap paper and found a scrap that I had used to make color swatches for my Prismacolor markers.

It kind of looks like a paint chip sample. I had colored swatches of different marker colors onto mixed media paper and then cut out 1″ squares with a punch, which I glued into a book and labeled with the brand, color, etc.

I then glued that onto a piece of Gelli printed Deli Wrap (Sandwhich Wrap) and cut off the excess. I glued it down onto the tag using an Elmer’s glue stick.


I then scribbled black ink lines around all the edges (edges of the tag as well as the marker swatch piece). In my stash, I found a heart that I started to make, but never finished. It had some spray inks on it already. I added some Golden Pyrrole Red Fluid Acrylic and stamped the word LOVE with Staz On black ink. I then outlined the stamped word and did a scribble outline of the heart itself with black ink. I then went around the edges of the tag and the heart with black Staz On ink. I glued the heart down with the Elmer’s glue stick. I then wrapped a piece of twine (that I had laying around) around the bottom of the heart/tag and tied it in a not. I secured the front and back of the twine to the card with a little dab of Ranger Glossy Accents. I decided it still needed something more. I found this piece of tissue paper with words on it that someone had gifted me. I tore a strip of it and glued it down the side of the tag with Yasutomo Nori glue.

Here is the finished tag. Let me know what you think.


Tag It Thursday #3

This week’ stag is another mixed media tag. To begin with I cover the background with a mixture of Frayed Burlap and Tea Dye Tim Holtz. Distress Inks. You’ll notice from the photos that I just use a cheap make-up sponge as an applicator. Then I went around the edges withVintage Photo Tim Holtz Distress Ink.





Next, I used a Tim Holtz Layering Stencil – Burlap THS007 and Tsukineko Walnut Ink. I then dried the walnut ink with a heat tool.


I then glued down a piece of sheet music with an Elmer’s Washable School Glue Stick. I also added some stamping to the background. The postal mark stamp is from a set made by Dawn Houser and the faux washi tape stamp is by Recollections. The other stamp is from I set I bought, but I don’t remember what brand it was.



Next, I worked on my focal point. The quote comes from the same collage sheet I used last week. I didn’t want it to be stark white so I covered it with Antique Linen Tim Holtz Distress Ink and the edged it with Vintage Photo Tim Holtz Distress Ink. I decided I would put down a piece of washi tape (black with white polka dots) to help draw the eye to my focal point. I glue the quote down with same Elmer’s Glue Stick as used above and I also secured the two ends of the washi tape with glue, as washi tape tends to lift over time.



Next I made some butterflies using rubber stamps on white card stock. The butterflies came from a set, but I have no idea who made them. I used Staz On black ink. I then colored them in using Prismacolor Markers in black, wheat, and sky blue light and with a Copic Ciao Marker in mauve shadow. I then cut out the butterflies , bent their wings up, and glued them onto the tag using Glossy Accents By Ranger.




After looking at the tag, I decided the colorful butterflies, even though colored subtly, we’re competing with my focal point. Si I decided to add som Frayed Burlap Distress Ink over the tip of them to dim them down. I also decided to ink the very edge of the tag with Black Soot Distress Ink to help tied all of the black elements together. I also added a couple more of the postal mark stamps and a date stamp at the bottom (date stamp by Smash).

Here is the final Tag. let me know what you think. 🙂