Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Angelic tag tutorial

With a mountain of gift wrapping waiting, I wanted to add some handmade gift tags to my supply stash for easier wrapping.
No red and green here ~ something a little nontraditional in color ~ lavender and white.
Actually, it was quite a happy accident.

My toner cartridge was running out of ink and produced lavender images.
I loved the look and decided to keep them.
To make these, start with regular shipping tags from your local office supply store.
Brush a layer of gesso over them.
It does not have to be perfect - thick or thin layers - have fun with it!

Next, brush Tattered Angels Glimmer glaze (tinsel town) over the tag.
I also brushed some over the dress of the angel image.
Apply Stickles {crystal} to the angel wings.

It is hard to see the shimmer of the Glimmer Glaze here.
Can you see a bit of the texture?
Gesso is great for that!
While those are drying, grab a stash of trim, tulle, feathers
and some dyed coffee filters.
I used easter egg dye on these.
Also, if you scrunch the coffee filters while they are wet, they will leave a nice crinkled textured.
Die cut or hand cut wings from the coffee filters.

Snip some book page scraps to adhere to random spots on your tag.

Once the book page scrap is on, apply the coffee filter wing to one side.  Layer a smaller feather on top of the wing.
Add some dimensional stickers to the back of the image and adhere the image to your tag. 

I looped some tulle and white tinsel then tied them both with vintage lace.

With a stash of kraft bags and tags, you will have your gifts wrapped in no time!

Happy wrapping!
xo's ~ Heidi


Grace said...

How pretty! The non traditional color looks so pretty! Grace xoox

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Ahh looooooooove lavender ! (well any shade of purple) these are wonderful.

Creative Wings Boutique said...

those are really pretty ...hugs

Little Pink Studio said...

Just gorgeous, Heidi!
Thanks for the tutorial.
xoxo, Cerri

Sugar Lump Studios said...

gorgeous Heidi! I hope you have a Merry Christmas and looking forward to more of your art in 2013!

xoxo Nancy

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Quite sweet!