Saturday, September 21, 2013

Later Gator Tag

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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1 comment:

  1. This is really cute! I love the mixed media tag - the colors are great!


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