I love creating tags to include in happy mail that I send out to friends and even just to hang in my studio for added extra inspiration. Today I'll show you how I created these vibrant and deliciously grungy tags in just a few minutes.
I started by giving my tags a coat of Gesso.
Once the gesso was dry I used my Gelatos Brights to randomly add color.
I applied a deep blue Gelatos through a stencil for the Stencils 101 Collection and then grunged it up by lifting off some of the color with a wet baby wipe.
At this point I decided that I wanted to add some dimension to my tags so I used the same stencil, but this time I applied Whipped Spackle through it, using the Palette Knife from the Gelatos Tool Set and let that dry.
I rubbed that same blue Gelatos to my craft mat, misted lightly with water, and brushed it over the dried Spackle using the Stipple Brush from the Gelatos Tool Set. I set that aside to dry and started on my other tag.
For this tag I used a diamond shaped stencil and applied blue Gelatos through it. To add some highlights, I also added some white.
To create uniformity between the two tags, I added a few more elements to them with the other stencil, this time using purple from the Steampunk Gelatos set. Once that was done, I added a bit of perfectly imperfect penwork using Pitt Artist Pens and a Stampers Big White Pen.
To finish off my tags, I added some colorful ribbon and a sentiment to each. To make the sentiment pop, I outlined it using my Brush nib pen from the Essential PITT Artist Pen set