I’ve created many tags - if you’ve been on my blog for long you know that I started it with 14 Valentine tags. Today is my first tag converted into a card.
First the yellow is muted IRL...Grrrrr photography skills...
Let’s see - gesso, office tag, grungeboard, vellum, sewing, polished stone, Cuttlebug Embossing folder, Brilliance, Stazon, chalk inks, hardware, fibers… Not too much missing from this one!
Do you know what Gesso is? If not, it’s a liquid sealer that is commonly used to prime painter’s canvas. It is readily available in most craft stores either in the painting supply section (large bottle) or with the small acrylic paints (small bottle ) The Gesso on this tag serves two purposes - gives some texture to the tag and it seals the tag. The Gesso was applied with an old room key (the plastic ones that looks like a credit card). Play with the Gesso and get a texture that you like - the sky is the limit. You can use one coat or multiple layers depending on the look you want.
The sealing property of Gesso allows your inks to stay their true color. If you have ever worked with a manila office tags you are familiar with how it darkens the color of your ink. You could also partially cover your tag with Gesso to give it a grungier look.
Let me know if you have any questions and thanks for visiting!
Stamps - (all Innovative Stamp Creations) Friendships, Alterable Words, About Me, Flair of Summer
Paper - CS Vellum, Office Tag, Choc Chip, Cool Caribbean
Inks - Chalk, Brilliance, Stazon
Other - Grungeboard, sewing