Hi crafty friends! Mary here on the Chattering Robins Blog, with a Spring themed tag tutorial.
I started off with a craft tag that I cut my self, which I covered in white gesso to ensure that the colors I swirled on were as bright as they could be.
I used my trusty sponge applicator to swirl on unbleached titanium, pink, turquoise, and yellow (great spring colors!) in an abstract pattern around the tag.
I grabbed some pretty washi tapes with vines on them and placed them down on the left side of the tag. If they don't stick well, there's no problem with gluing the washi tapes down so you don't have to worry about them popping up later.
I used a makeup sponge to dab on dots with a piece of punchinella and white paint, to brighten up the tag a bit.
I grabbed a background stamp and grey ink and stamped around the tag. Then I grabbed medium blue ink and stamped a stitch-like stamp in random places. I dried it all with my heat tool so the ink didn't smear.
I stamped the roses I chose onto Bristol paper and fussy cut them out. I kept them white to contrast with the colored background. I inked around the sentiment and the tag, then I glued the flowers down with white craft glue, along with a sentiment I printed off of Etsy.
To highlight the white dots, I traced around the edges with a gold gel pen and used the punchinella as a guide.
I chose spring colored Dew Drops to place around the tag. I glued them down with craft glue.
I had a fun trim border in greens and blues that I cut to size and tied it through the punched hole to complete the tag.
Here are the closeups of this tag. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and want to make a Spring Dew drops tag for yourself!
My Supply List:
3.5 x 6.5 inch tag (cut yourself or bought)
Liquitex Acrylics- Unbleached Titanium, Medium Magenta
Ceramcoat Acrylic- Turquoise
DecoArt Acrylic- Primary Yellow
Golden Fluid Acrylic- Titanium White
Washi Tapes- Vines
Bristol Paper- white
ArtC Sponge Applicator
Stampers Anonymous- Classics #6 stamps
Archival Ink- Watering Can, Forget-Me-Not
Uniball Signo Impact Pen- Gold
Heidi Swapp- Magnolia Lane stamp
Celebrate It Trim Border
Versafine Ink- Onyx Black
Etsy Kybritor3Kreations Inspirational Sayings
Distress Ink- Vintage Photo
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