Thursday, October 10, 2013

Tag Week over at My Mind's Eye!

Hello and Happy Thursday!

This week is Tag Week over on the My Mind's Eye blog! Each day, one DT member has been sharing their tag creations!  I've been blown away by the creativity and inspiration this week.  If you get a chance, hop on over and check out each day.

Tags are one of my most favorite thing to create!  Tags are little canvases that can be used to try new techniques, try new product and can be used to create little works of art!  Tags are always super fun and I could spend hours creating tags of all kinds.

I used several tag sizes in my projects today.  You can find entire ranges of sizes at online stores or at your local office supply store.  My tags range from  8x4 inches to 5x2.5 inches and are even layered on top of each other to create a great look!

My favorite way to use tags is by experimenting with new products or by trying out new techniques.  They are a relatively inexpensive way to fulfill your inner 'artistic expression'. 

I keep all of my experimental tags and when I am looking for a special, one-of-a-kind embellishment, they are ready to use. The 3 tags I am sharing today all started as a blank canvas, but by adding sprays, inks, embossing powder, and paste, I transformed the ordinary into something unique and special.  I finished each tag by layering patterned paper, layered stickers, and chipboard embellishments.

My first tag was created by layering 3 different sized tags on top of each other.  I created the background for each tag in a similar way, by adding embossing paste, distress stains and water to a blank tag.

My second tag was created by covering a blank tag with a piece of 6x6 paper and cutting it down to size.  No need to pull out your digital cutting machine, just adhere patterned paper to a tag and cut around the edge! 

I added embossing powder to the background of the paper to add more glitz and glamour to the tag.

The background on my third tag was created by embossing trees and a sentiment over the entire background, then spraying with mist. I removed the spray from the embossed areas to reveal the beautiful embossing below.

Next time you feel an urge to experiment with a new product or try out a new technique, try creating a tag. They are the perfect little canvas that can reveal your inner artist!

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great week!

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