Thursday, May 6, 2010
ASSEMBLY LINE - TAG YOU'RE IT
Feelin just a little artsy and crafty but don't really want to get deep into something taking too much of your time. Our time is precious and especially when the weather is so great and we want to be out doing things but still feel the muse creeping up and saying "C'mon just create something even if it is a small something".
Well I may have the answer for you! Tags the assembly line way.
Here I'll show you how I turn out a large number of tags to have on hand and spend very little time in doing it.
First I select some printed paper for the fronts of my tags' like this
and then I get out my tags and glue sticks and if I don't already have tags on hand I make them from stiff paper or cardstock and I glue them down on the back side of my papers
I wanted the backs to be aged so I spritzed them with a little water and sprinkled instant tea pretty heavy over the watered tags
then I just let them air dry
but if you're anything like me and on the impatient side you may want to dry them this way
And after dry you simply cut around each tag and then punch a hole in the top and you're ready to have fun decorating the fronts. What I chose for my images on these tags was to tear out some black and white pages from old yearbooks and also some scanned ephemera and vintage images and start gluing. Then add captions and other little bits and bobs such as buttons or bling-bling and when the front satisfies you just take some ink pads and ink around the edges. When through with the look you want, brush a sealer or glazing medium over the tag and when that is dry add your fibres and strings and there you have a whole mess of tags to send out or use for gift tags or whatever you desire.
And that's it a collage of 18 different little tags so my work in the art room is done and I'm outta here to a sunny, breezy loozeyanna kinda happy day!
Posted by Mollye at 6:45 PM