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.


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

  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!

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

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

  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!!

  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

  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

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

  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!

  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

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

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

  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

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

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

  16. 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,

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


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