Hi Everyone! Krista here again to show you how I created this keepsake tag. I'm thinking of putting it on the cover of an art journal, but it can be added to the outside of a package, used as a card or simply put on a mini easel to set out on display...Ok lets get started, here are some step by step instructions on how to make one yourself!
I applied some Gesso with a piece of cardboard to a manilla tag, I didn't worry too much about perfect coverage as I wanted to create texture. Then I very randomly scribbled some Gelatos® in Coconut and Chocolate, added a spritz of water and blended it all over with my fingers. I wiped off the excess and it created a wonderfully textured and interesting background!
I took a script stamp and applied some ink with a Stampers Big Brush Pen (india ink) and stamped over the entire tag. I LOVE working with the india ink pens as they are always permanent and very lightfast! I always use them to create shading around the edges of a subject and the edges. I took a dry tissue and softened up the lines by removing some of the ink. Then I added some Whipped Spackle and a stencil to add a bit more texture.
I tore off the bottom of the tag and used an Art Grip® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil from the Neutral pack with some water and added some color to the torn edge. I then applied some Green Tea Gelatos® Double Scoop® to my craft mat, added some water and saturated some natural twine and a canvas tag which will be the stem and leaf of the flower.
I took some cheesecloth and soaked it in a puddle of Blueberry Gelatos®Double Scoop®. This will be the flower. I used the Gel Medium and adhered the flower, stem and leaf to the tag. I used some scrap pieces of cheesecloth and stuck them randomly to the tag with Gel Medium as well. I added some Raspberry Double Scoop Gelatos® to the background so the texture of the cheesecloth would stand out. I added a decorative brad to the centre of my flower. I applied some Black Licorice Gelatos® Double Scoop® on my craft mat with water and coloured the letters to spell out JOY.
I took some Pitt Artist Pens and shaded around the edges of the tag and the flower. Then I wanted to add some shimmer and sparkle so I added a generous amount of the Glass Bead Glitter Gel to the purple textured area, the leaf, stem and the flower. I wrapped some twine around the word JOY and added more shading with the PITT®Artist Pens.
Products Used: Gesso, Whipped Spackle, Glass Bead Glitter Gel, Gel Medium, Tool Set (Spatula), Stampers Big Brush (Nougat 178), Pitt® Artist Pens (Manganese Violet 160, Dark Sepia 175, Permanent Green Olive 167), Art Grip® Aquarelle (Neutrals Pack), Gelatos®Double Scoop® (Coconut, Black Licorice, Chocolate, Green Tea, Blueberry, Raspberry). Manilla tag, canvas tag, brads, natural jute cord, cheesecloth, sticker letters, script stamp, TCW stencil, craft mat.