Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tattered Tags Prairie Primitive

tattered tags, prairie, primitive
Yes, it is time for another installment of tattered tags.

This time I will be featuring one of my favorite Graphics Fairy images.

I call her Pearl the Cowgirl.

I soaked some shipping tags in some tan Rit dye.

Let them dry in the sun.

Some of the brown reinforcements came off but I glued them back on.

Distressed with some turquoise ink.


Stamped with a wood grain in brown.

Distressed with brown ink.

Stamped "Prairie Life" on the back.

Mod Podged Pearl the Cowgirl to the front.

Used torn stained calico ribbon for ties.

(I just threw everything - cloth, tags, paper into the dye bath to use up all the dye in the water.)

Cut the stained calico into yard lengths and wrapped each tag with two different fabrics.

Secured the torn cotton ribbon with a rusty safety pin with a vintage watch face.

Now it is time for Pearl to mosey on over to Etsy and some of her sisters to mosey over to my booth.

They are -

Definitely Tattered.

Definitely Prairie.

Definitely Primitive.

See y'all!

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  1. Super cute. You're definitely one talented gal.

  2. These are sweet Donna! I just went over to your Etsy to visit and looks like you are doing great with sales! That's awesome...:) I bet you sell a lot of the prarie stuff. Have fun crafting! You've been a busy gal.

    Blessings, Vicky

  3. Very creative as those tags!

  4. Oh my Donna ... those are so cute. Love the watch face on them. Love all your prairie stuff. You are so good at what you do ... stamping ... tattered and stained.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  5. Super cute tags! You always create the most unique and wonderful items.

  6. Hi, just discovered your blog today from Savvy Southern Style - and became your 400th follower!!! I am now spending quite an enjoyable time reading all of your previous posts!!

  7. Thank You for the Primitive Tattered Prairie Tags Tutorial... I've become Addicted to Creating Tags, ATC's and other Altered Art Projects of late... so Experimenting with new Techniques is exactly what I want to be doing when I get a Creative bent! *winks*

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  8. Love these tags! I haven't ever seen anyone use fabric like that on a tag, very nice! I love the touch of the rusty pins!

  9. I love to make tags, although I don't do it very often. Yours are so fun!

  10. Your tags turned out just great!! Loving the turquoise!

  11. I love your tags. They are so pretty. I could pick them out of a tag line up. As the prettiest. Note that I blogged. xo, O

  12. You know you're tags are my favorites and Pearl is no exception!

  13. These are so cute!! Have a lovely day!! xo Holly

  14. You are so creative...LOVE your tags!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...


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