A Couple of Tags

I think I was suffering a bit from creative overload, these past weeks.  I would start something and just stare at it, give up, and start something else.  Whenever I start to feel this way, I make a tag.  I just start playing with different mediums and product, adding stuff until I'm either satisfied, or it's a disaster and I throw it out.  That's what I like about tags, there's no big commitment!  With that being said, here's two tags I made:
This is one of those items you create that you can't exactly remember how you achieved this, but you like the result!  I did start with my Sizzix Tim Holtz tag diecut and Sizzix Floral & Vine Texture Impression embossing folder.  Next I sanded the embossed part, added a bit of turquoise and orange paint, black gesso, some rock candy crackle paint, Tim Holtz stamps, Lindy's Stampgang embossing powder, Prima Flowers and Tim Holtz embellishments.

This next one was created because I really liked these Studio Calico canvas feathers I used.

I first inked my tag before I stuck the adhesive backed feathers on.  I then took some light modeling paste and tinted it on my craft sheet with Peacock Distress stain.  With a small spatula, I applied it to my tag, thicker around the feathers, thinner on the edges.  I scraped some off so my feathers still were raised.  I think (sorry I can't remember exactly what I did next) I sprayed a bit of Lindy's spray, stamped in the top corners, embossed with Lindy's gold embossing powder.  I painted embossing ink on parts of the feathers with Ranger's Embossing Dabber and then applied Lindy's Midnight Gold Embossing powder. I usually go back and forth applying more layers of color, until I'm satisfied. 

 My tags are usually a mess on the back, so I like to adhere a piece of cardstock on the back and cut it just a bit bigger than the tag, so it has a nice edge.

There's my two tags!  If you need something to get you going creatively, just make a mess, play with all those mediums that you are hoarding, and make a tag!

And lastly,
Check out Echo Park's Website and download their new free "Creative Cards Idea Book"for some great card ideas.  I have a card in there!

Until next time,

Jan



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