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.
Add some white paint to a Tim Holtz Word Band and buff off. Then a piece of Baker's Twine through the buttons.
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!