I know I posted last week on tattered tags, but I am back at it again. This time I took the shipping tags and painted them green, mustard, turquoise, taupe, and pink.
Read about dying the tags for the tattered look here.
I always buy the box of 500 strung tags at Staples because I go through a ton of them. I do not always use the strings on them, but I rather have them strung for choice.
The tags will curl when you paint them (I painted both sides at one time). Just lay them flat and they will uncurl as they dry. As usual I am using my trusty screens for drying racks.
After the paint dried, I spritzed the tags with walnut ink and a light overspray of alcohol to achieve the antique look.
These dried flat, but you can stack a book on top of the dried ones if they are not cooperative.
All of the images came from Karen at The Graphics Fairy. Mod Podge adhered the image to the tag.
The backs were stamped with StazOn Saddle Brown with a tapestry stamp.
Instead of the strings, torn cotton calico was attached for ties.
The taupe tags feature children in French clown outfits. Pom pom trim soaked in cheap vanilla was added.
Twinkle girl on the mustard tags with a bit of vintage lace.
The bird was perfect for the turquoise tags - just added a bit of pleated tulle for trim.
Loved this phrenology chart image on the green tag with some vintage trim.
Finally, crazy dance lady on pink with a turquoise ribbon tie and pink pleated tulle trim.
Is that really "finally" with the tattered tags? No, I make them all the time. I do not post about every single thing. I would never get any work done around here for blogging.
Whoa! What was that? A giant dust/pet fur bunny just glided by. Maybe I better go and clean the house. Come back again - I have a neat cabinet to show.
Yes, there is a tag.
But mostly it is all about the cabinet.
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