For this project I wanted to use things I had on hand and that are not necessarily meant for Holiday decorating. I didn’t have anymore #8 manila tags, but I did have some manila folders, so I cut them into tag shapes. They’re not the standard size of tags and that’s what I was wanting. I used these stencils from ArtistCellar that are not Holiday themed, Balzer Designs Mini Aboriginal and Mini Pattern Strips, and The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Time Travel.
I wanted to add some texture to the tags and make them a little more sturdy, so I randomly applied some DecoArt Meamadia Line Gesso to them.
You can see here how the gesso part of the tag reacts differently to the paint mister.
The final touches to this tag are cutout ornaments from a music sheet and then Metallic paint painted on them. I adhered them to the tag with matte medium, some more metallic paint around the tag edges and I used my favorite Fudeball pen to add some details.
I love Tim Holtz Distress Stains, they can go on gesso easily or add water for a softer look, which is what I did on this last tag.
The word “Believe” has been showing up in my art a lot lately. I think it will become my word for 2015. I love this pocket stencil and used it with a silver marker.
Here are the finished tags. Each one is unique and perfect for Holiday gifts. I plan on attaching them to gifts and writing a special note on the back for the recipient.
I added a Tim Holtz Christmas rub-on to this tag. Each tag also got a ribbon that was made from binding and spritzed with water and ink spray. It’s a really easy way to customize a ribbon for your tag.
So what do you think? I’m really happy how they turned out and look forward to making more in the next week. Christmas will be here before you know it and I’ve got to get busy!Thanks so much for visiting friends!
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