Hello! Are you having a good weekend? I’ve been busy dong a little of this and a little of that, including making a tag to share with you. A toothy gator tag.
I thought I would make a project that wasn’t fall or Halloween themed – just for you. Since it has been a while I thought I should make a mixed media tag. I have to say, if you are not into the whole mixed media thing just replace all the paint and texture I use on the tag base with some pretty designer paper. :D
And speaking of paints and texture, this is how I made the tag background:
- Scribble some Crushed Olive, Scattered Straw, and Broken China Distress Paint on a craft sheet. Spritz with water and then smash the tag into the paint, repeating until the tag is completely covered. There was a lot of paint on my tag so I took a second tag and sandwiched them together to pull off some of the paint. Then let dry (or speed up the process with a heat gun.
- Using a stencil (I used THS001 Cargo), apply modeling paste to the tag. This created the raised alphabet. Let dry.
- For more color spritz the tag with Calypso Teal Dylusions Ink Spray. Let Dry.
I kept the rest of the tag simple, using dies to cut out a couple of shapes from cardstock and corrugated cardboard. The sentiment and gator are from the Zoo Crew stamp set. I added a few final touches: black baker’s twine, light green polka dot ribbon, and black rhinestones.
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