Sunday, March 31, 2013
Birds Of Paris Tags
I went back to my Birds of Paris image I created for my Wonderful To Worn Wire Baskets (read here).
I wanted to use the image for some large journal tags.
First they were printed out two to a page (landscape) on antique ivory 110 lb. paper.
Next I used an antique gold glitter glue to outline the inset and added a few dots around the border.
In hindsight I should have left this step for last. The glitter glue made working with the tags difficult because of the lumpiness.
To make the tags even more substantial, I Mod Podged them onto poster board.
Remember the trick with waxed paper? Lay it over your surface and rub gently with a paper towel to ease out wrinkles and bubbles.
Obviously the next step, just in case you did not guess, is to cut off the excess poster board.
I cannot have anything not distressed, can I?
I took a Celtic design stamp with antique brown ink and printed the backs of the tags.
Using pleated taupe tulle and high-tack double-sided paper adhesive, I created a fancy trim around the edges.
I brought out the Crop-A-Dile and a bag of eyelets.
This appears to be an intimidating tool, but it is a sweetheart when it comes to setting eyelets into paper, cloth, metal, or leather.
No, this is not a new toy. I have had it for a couple of years. I am obsessive about putting things back into the original package to store.
I tried to get a clear photo of the eyelets, but the stamped design threw my camera into some kind of focus limbo.
So I labeled the front of an eyelet, the back of an eyelet, and an eyelet all by itself.
The Crop-A-Dile actually smashes the shank of the eyelet flat against the surface.
Half of the tags I left in the black on gray.
Notice I added taupe French seam binding ribbons for ties.
The other half I lightly colored with pencils.
Here is the final product! Yay!
I have been working on them for over a month.
In between getting rid of some of my craft stash and organizing the rest.
I needed brief recesses to create something -
instead of destroying everything.