Tagged: text

Let’s Play Tag

Okay, I’m at it again. Playing tag that is. I know I’ve already blogged about making tags, but this one is different. These tags are loaded with layers and embellishments. I made these tags after wasting spending hours on Pinterest. My name is Helen and I’m addicted to Pinterest. I’ve said it before and I’ll probably say it again. Anyway, you can check out my Pinterest board titled “Tags” or just do a general search at the top of the Pinterest page for tags and you will see some really beautiful and inspiring examples. So this is how I got started.

Heavy Cardboard

Heavy Cardboard


First I cut some heavy cardboard into a tag shape. You can make them rectangular if you don’t have a tag template. The color of the cardboard won’t matter as they will get covered on both sides.



I covered mine with sheet music on both sides and inked up the edges with distress ink. You could use brown or black paint if that’s all you have.



I put some corrugated cardboard, dry brushed cream, and two rows of lace down next. Holes were punched for hanging with eyelets added for strength.



I tinted some pieces of cheese cloth with Smooch brand glimmer spray, just to add some color to the next layer. You could use white cheese cloth or any color tulle just as easily.


Next I added an image and a feather just for fun.



This last layer is the most fun. I added text, flowers, a metal butterfly and lots of glitter. I definitely let my “girly” self show in these tags.

You can theme your tags to your own tastes whether that be chickens, bees, vintage pictures or cars. Just break out the cardboard and anything you can use as embellishments.Because unlike the game of Tag, these tags have no rules to be right!



Journal Page 5

This is the last art journal page I am going to post for a while. Do I hear cheering? No, really, I have enjoyed making the last 5 journal pages and will continue to make more as I am really enjoying this process. But I do know when enough is enough for my loyal readers. Plus, I have some other tutorials and fun ideas I’m waiting to try!

So here are the six prompts for today from http://www.daisyyellowart.com.


sky blue


pocket or window



When I first looked at this list I was thinking it was going to have to be a sickly sweet page. But after thinking about what to do, and re-thinking about what to do, this is what I came up with.

First I put a thin layer of gesso an old binder pocket I cut in half.



I was thinking of cutting a window in the pocket but then I thought that would be overkill! Next I painted on the sky blue in patches. Along the inside edge, I painted a blue rainbow by lightening the shade each time.( I love real rainbows, but it would be hard for me to put one on a journal page without “my little pony” or the care bears too.) I blended the blues well so the rainbow effect is subtle.¬†




Then I added the image of a Western Nuthatch, some text (which includes the word heart) and some paint. This is where it gets interesting. I decided to put elements from a real birds home into the pocket and seal it up. People who haven’t see this blog will be curious as to what is inside the pocket. ¬†This is what the little bird has in her house.

jpage5-3Some string, straw, a leaf, a feather, a stick and some tiny eggs.

jpage5-4Into the pocket they go.

jpage5-5Now that the pocket is complete, I sealed it shut with wax and a heart shaped stamp.

I hope you have enjoyed laughing at looking at my journal pages. In just five days I’ve really learned a lot. I strongly suggest that you go Daisy Yellow Arts website for tons of information on art journaling, as well as oodles of prompts should you need them. Thank you again for your patience with this project and thank you to all the kind feedback. Next week I’ll be back with something totally different!