Sunday, January 26, 2014

Angels and Ballerinas


vintage images, journal tags, altered artI have not written a post about my tags lately, but after using three on the vases turned candleholders, I decided it was time.  
The theme for these tags was angels and ballerinas.



 I am always playing around with substrates on the shipping tags.

I have been trying out layers of chalk paint - a mixture of gesso, nonsanded grout, and craft paint.




I paint both sides at one time - laying the wet tags on a sheet of waxed paper to get texture.


 I used vintage photograph images from The Graphics Fairy.

The images were printed on cream heavy cardstock - nine to a page.

Then Mod Podged on the shipping tag.



HINT:  When they are mostly dry, fold them up in waxed paper and place under a stack of books.

Nice, flat tags!





A stack of angels and ballerinas ready for some ornamentation.






  




First stamping over the images with French script.

The backs were stamped with a damask pattern.








The ballerinas were edged with a silver paint pen.













The angels edged with bronze.

The backs of the angel tags were stamped with a cherub








Buttons were glued on and lace added to their bottoms.

The ties are vintage lace trim.



 






Of course ballerinas need pleated tulle.













"dance"
with
a
button








There you have it - angels and ballerinas tags.

There will be more.

But I have promised you junkin' finds so the next posts will be all about the junk.

Meanwhile I will be creating some new tags.

See y'all!









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18 comments:

  1. So cute and well done, Dona:)I like so much angels......:)Hugs, Marinela

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  2. You already know I think you make the best tags in blogland! These are no exception. Love the buttons and lace. Nice job girl!

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  3. I love those tags, what an awesome job you did! Di@Cottage-Wishes

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  4. Your tags are always so special . . . these are so lovely and very pretty for Valentines :)

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  5. These tags are so awesome Donna. I love everything about them, but especially the layering and the french script. I agree with Danni. You definitely make the best tags in blogland!!

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  6. Love the tags ... you really know how to dress them up. And you have a stamp with French script .. now you are able to 'talk' French everywhere. I think the script really adds to the look. Good job.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  7. Oh how I wish I could come play in your craft room and you could teach me your ways! I love these....all the layering and details are just beautiful! I need one of those French script stamps! Have fun playing....Vicky

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  8. So pretty!! Such a nice touch to them...wow! ~Zuni

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  9. Donna, you go to great detail in making your tags and as I read how you made them, I, too, thought you make the best tags ever. You could probably open an etsy shop selling just tags. They are really awesome!

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  10. Your creativity shines through once again. I'd seen some of your tags on your Etsy store and I meant to tell you how great they were. Thanks for sharing this and your wonderful "junkin finds" posts at my History & Home party, so glad you did - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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  11. I love tags and yours are gorgeous! Love the graphics! This is my firsst visit and I lve your tag-line too!!!!!

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  12. The tags you create are always soooo pretty! Love your work Donna!

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  13. I love these tags! Those images from the Graphics Fairy are perfect. Thank you for sharing these and your thrifting treasures at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week! ~Deborah

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  14. Oh Donna these are gorgeous! I just love ballerinas!
    Suzy

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  15. SO pretty and creative!! Just love these! :)

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  16. These are absolutely gorgeous Donna! So glad I found them over at the From Dream to Reality party.
    Marie@TheInteriorFrugalista

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  17. Hi! I just found your blog through Wow Us Wednesday and love what I seen of your blog so far! I'm following through Linky and am looking forward to reading more posts! Hugs, Leena, pinkcherubmoon.blogspot.com

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  18. Donna, all of the layering makes these tags fabulous! Ever little detail is so sweet! Thanks for sharing with SYC. Pinning.
    hugs,
    Jann

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