Monday, December 2, 2013

Christmas Tag with Marjolaine

Hello everyone, Marjolaine here with a tutorial for a Christmas tag. I made a video so you can watch how I made it and you can follow along with the written instructions.

Tags are super fun and easy to make and I especially like to make them
this time of year. They're the perfect size to practice new
techniques on and a great little gift to give away to friends. In a
short time you can make many and have them of hand to add to last
minute gifts.


Chipboard embellishments
Diecut sheet
Distress ink
Blending tool
Big brush markers
Glitter glue
Gel medium
Fast dry liquid adhesive
Wrapping paper
Manila tag
Sand paper

In this tutorial I'll show you how to create a simple collage that will
serve as a backgound for Christmas tags. With a few supplies from
your stash you'll be set to create beautiful tags that can be shared
or swapped.

Step One: Adhere some pieces of ripped wrapping paper to your tag with
gel medium. Spread a layer of gel medium to the surface of the papers
as well. Add a layer of diecut pieces on top and another layer of gel
medium. Dry your tag with a heat tool.

Step Two: Trim excess paper from around your tag with scissors.

Step Three: Cover your tag with a thin layer of gesso. Remove excess
gesso with a wet wipe. Dry your tag completely.

Step Four: Outline the diecuts with big brush markers and smudge the
ink with your finger. Add some color to your tag surface as well.

Step Five: Apply distress ink around the tag with a blending tool.

Step Six: Coat all the chipboard pieces with gesso and dry with a heat

Step Seven: Color the chipboard pieces with big brush markers. Dry the
ink with a heat tool.

Step Eight: Lightly
outline the chipboard pieces with a black big brush marker.

Step Nine: Rub
the edges of the chipboard pieces with sand paper.

Step Ten: Adhere the chipboard pieces to the tag with glue.

Step Eleven: Adhere
some words to the tag with gel medium.

Step Twelve: Add a layer of glitter glue to the chipboard piece and
allow it to dry completely.

Step Thirteen: Dab some gesso to the
chipboard in random places to give it a snowy effect.

Step Fourteen: Tie a ribbon at the
top of the tag.

This technique is perfect for using up old Christmas diecuts and small
pieces of left-over wrapping paper that can't be used to wrap. Why
not try a variety of different prints for a unique holiday look.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and will make many tags of your own!

Supplies from Gina's Designs

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