Saturday, June 29, 2013

Patriotic Tags

 Tattered tags in the traditional red, white and blue - just for you!

I made these a different way from the last two tag posts.  Read here and here!

I think you will like the marbleized look of these.

 Using shipping tags, I painted each front with a watered craft paint in blue.  While the tag was wet, I turned it face down on some crumbled waxed paper and smashed it.

This leaves wet blue paint on the waxed paper so I flipped the tag over to the unpainted side and smashed again.

  Put them out on the screens to dry.

Don't worry about the curl - they will flatten as they dry.

A beautiful marbleized look on both the front and the back.  The finish is further enhanced with a light spray of walnut ink.

AAAHHH - distressed, tattered, and now marbleized!

Primitive little white stars and red stripes were painted on with craft paint.

 Red and white ticking fabric was torn into ribbons for the ties.

Perfect for labeling your goodies for a Fourth of July picnic!

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  1. That is absolutely the most clever thing! I love the look and hope to replicate it. I would never have thought of it myself! :-) Thank you!

  2. Love it! Very patriotic! I am going to have to try my hand at making some tags....:)

    Blessings, Vicky

  3. These are great! Love them. Love the wax paper technique! Smart!

  4. Not only are you the Rust Goddess you are the Tag Queen. Love these. Maybe I need to come over and make tags one day? xo, olive

  5. I always love your tags and these are no exception! Interesting technique too! Now I want a picnic.

  6. You make the most unusual tags ... so talented, you are !!!
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  7. The marbling is a nice twist. You come up with the most clever ideas!

  8. Thank you again for sharing at One More.. These tags are so cute!
    So happy you joined in this week...xo Tammy

  9. They are just beautiful! How smart you are!

  10. Neat tags! Pinned to my Americana board! Happy 4th:) Stop over

  11. You are so clever Donna! These are adorable. Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!



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