Wednesday, April 11, 2018

A variety of JJ Tags

Hi everyone! This week, I've kept my little fingers busy creating random tags of various sizes for junk journals. I had a piece of cardstock from the 12 x 12 Recollections Vintage Country Paper Pad which I wanted to use as a background. It was a series of different papers all combined on the same sheet in stripes and made it look like I did a whole lot of collaging of paper scraps. Shh! Don't tell :) I used it for all but the tag below which was created with a scrap of burlap paper cut into a 1 3/8 x 2 3/8 inch tag shape. Both the tag above and the one below feature fussy cut digital butterflies, one with a rusty pin body and the other with a black button head. The one above has Tim Holtz Remnant Rub stars as a border and the one below is layered with French book text paper and cheesecloth.

Still following the butterfly theme, the tag below is layered with a scrap of edge punched mixed media paper and a scrap of book text both edged with Coffee Archival ink. This butterfly was matted with black cardstock, topped with a threaded button, and popped up with foam tape. Before adhering it to the tag, a piece of cotton lace was glued to the bottom edge of the tag. A TH mini paper clip, a kraft paper reinforcement, and a cheesecloth topper were added to finish the tag.

The final butterfly tag of the bunch features a rusty safety pin body, a Chit Chat sticker matted with torn black cardstock, and a rick rack topper. Cream coloured embroidery floss was used to stitch about 3/4 of the way down the tag just to add texture. This tag as well as the next 4 were cut from the same paper using a Marvy Uchida tag punch. All were edged with Coffee Archival Ink.

On this one a scrap of TH Glassine paper was adhered across the bottom and a book paper scrap layered over that. A piece of woven cotton ribbon was used to separate the top section from the bottom of the tag, and a tiny beige threaded button was adhered to the right side of that. The digital and fussy cut heart is edged with Coffee Archival Ink and popped up on foam tape for dimension. A cheesecloth topper and a Chit Chat sticker matted in black finish the tag.

Lace adhered across the bottom edge and stitching about 3/4 of the way down the tag are details repeated from previous tags. The black flower or asterisk is a chipboard piece and has been accented with a black faceted gem. The topper for this one is looped and knotted twine.

The final two tags from this set feature one of my folded, inked and sewn music paper "ruffles" adhered to the bottom edge. The one above has a cork leafy vine included in an ephemera pack. On top of that, I added some layered punched flowers with enamel dot centers. Before layering the flowers, the punched shapes were cupped by running a stylus around the center area of each. A Chit Chat Sticker outlined with black pen was added to the top left corner.

The final tag of this group was layered with coffee dyed cheesecloth and then a stuffed dog from another ephemera pack. A tiny black jewel was added for his eye. The topper is a length of tan dotty ribbon with an open heart button adhered where it meets the tag.

Thanks for stopping by today to see these 8 little tags. I hope you got an idea or two and are feeling inspired to create your own. Be sure to tag me on FB so I can see what you make. I'm always looking for new ideas :)

Life is good; so is art.

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