Remember the blue tags from Blue in the Middle?
They started life as simple shipping tags.
Then they got the gloopy paint applied to them.
Finally they became the Lady In Blue tags.
Now here is the final part of the tutorial.
First a photo review of how they looked in the middle.
Grabbed an image I love from The Graphics Fairy.
I call her Rosa Maria - do not know why, but the name just popped into my head the first time I saw her.
Mod Podged her onto the plain side of the tags.
Two coats over the top after she dried.
Added some glitter glue around the edges for a slight sparkle.
I am a wimp when it comes to real glitter.
I cannot stand that stuff floating around everywhere.
Thus, glitter glue!
Though I do admit German glass glitter would be beautiful.
My fingerprints in the paint reminded me of roses.
Hobby Lobby has this beautiful organza roses ribbon.
I have been waiting for the right project to be worthy of it.
Rosa Maria was deemed worthy.
Plus the roses match the one on her chapeau.
Before adding the white organza rose ribbon, I coated the backs with satin craft varnish - two coats.
Do not worry about the curls.
The tags flatten when dry.
If not, sandwich them between layers of waxed paper and stick under a stack of books.
Make those book stacks work for you!
Rosa Maria was given lace ties.
Isn't she lovely?
Rosa Maria's slightly brooding look prompted me to stamp
A happy ending for the blue in the middle tags -
Rosa Maria -
Lady In Blue
The tags are available in the Distressed Donna Etsy Shop.
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