Wednesday, August 21, 2013

I Miss Making Tags....So Let's Do a Tag Tutorial

I LOVE making tags!
 
Having said that, I received a fantastic Seth Apter Stencil from StencilGirls Products and I just had to immediately make a tag.
 
This stencil has sooooo many elements, and so many sections with which to play!
 
 
I think it turned out pretty cool!
 
 
 Start with a #8 Manila Tag and Grunge Paste.
 
Slather it on and let it dry. 

 
Then I added Fresco Paints from Paper Artsy with Cut-n-dry Foam squares all over the tag and the Grunge Paste as well.
 
Here are Mermaid and Lilac....

Then Guacamole and Limelight.
 
When dry, sand the top off the Grunge Paste with a sanding block to reveal the Grunge Paste below.
 
Sand gently and you'll still have stencil paste remaining for dimension.
 
Then I spritzed a small portion of the tag with Black Marble Dylusions Ink Spray.
 
 
Now I wanted to stencil with certain parts using Distress Ink. I used Seedless Preserves and Dusty Concord.
 
 
This is a closeup of the stencil blocked off with painter's tape.
 
Then, for some reason, I decided I wanted the letters really dark, so I added Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder in black, and heat embossed.

 
I used an alphabet stamp set to add the DON'T with Distress Ink and then Clear Embossing Powder.
 
I needed more contrast, so I cut a piece of colorful scrapbook paper a bit larger than the tag and layered it onto black chipboard.
 
I added Spiced Marmalade DI to the paper and stamped with Ink and the Dog Minis from Paper Artsy using Coffee Archival Ink.

 
 Here, you see a detail of more stamping, and some Prima and Finnabair elements to fill in sections.
 
 
Add some white paint to a Tim Holtz Word Band and buff off. Then a piece of Baker's Twine through the buttons.


 I added white Posca, black Gel Pen, and some colored markers to spice it up a bit more.
 
Layer it all up, punch a hole, and add a piece of  dyed Crinkle Ribbon to the top, and it's done!
 
So take a look at all the cool stencils from StencilGirls Products, especially Seth's, and enjoy the possibilities!
 
Linda
 

22 comments:

SusanK said...

Cool! Haven't done a whole lot with stencils but as soon as my art space is back in order and not all over the house because of purging and rearranging and repurposing I'm gonna get messy!

Barbara Rankin said...

What a cool tag. Love the stencil, too. TFS

Marijane said...

I love it when you make tags! I LOVE making tags too. This one is full of such rich details... it just makes me want to get out my art supplies and go to town!

Eileen Hull said...

Oh does that look like a fun time Linda- love the tags and good ideas... Let me know if you need some ScoreBoards dies to practice this technique on...

Linda Cain said...

Sounds like a FANTASTIC idea to me!

Helen said...

I always love your tags, and this is no exception. the stencil looks a must have...!!

Lynne Forsythe said...

YOU rocked it girl....just LOVE THE TAG!!! Think I just might need to make one myself!!!
THANKS for the INSPIRATION!!!

Createology said...

This is uber cool and all of your attention to details and layers really brings it forward. Creative Happy Hearts...

Vic said...

Great tag, love all the texture.

isisimaginings.com said...

That looks incredible, I love all the different layers.

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Gorgeous tag

Anna said...

I'm missing working with tags lately too. Can't wait to sit down at my art desk this weekend and play!
Love all the layering and textures! Great tag!

Anonymous said...

Love the texture in the tag, great tag. Stencils are lots of fun, Shirley Smith

Ladybug 458 said...

You can't go wrong with Tag Art. The texture and colors of your tag is what catches my eye. Still working on Creative Studio in my house, can't wait until it is done so I can get back to playing creatively.

MaRyKaY said...

that is really cool. love all the colors. that paint you use is fabulous. mermaid colors are pretty. I too love making tags. thanks for sharing

Marjie Kemper said...

Splendiferous! LOVE it.

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Love your tag and thanks for sharing the technique!

Nancy

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Love your tag and thanks for sharing the technique!

Nancy

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Love your tag and thanks for sharing the technique!

Nancy

Amy* said...

Oh my goodness Linda this Tag tutorial rocks! I recently joined the legion of stencil lovers and I NEED to add this stencil from Seth to my collection :). Thanks for another amazing tutorial.

Amy*

Carol Q said...

Fab tag Linda. I neeeeeed those stencils lol

Lori said...

This is awesome! Love all the layers and that stencil is fantastic!

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