Monday, 10 February 2020

2020 #3 Topic Introduction: On This Tag

 2020 Topic 3: On This Tag


Hi everyone, Keren here for our fortnightly topic. This one is a topic that everyone can easily create for, plus it's a real favourite for many. Whether it's a single tag decorating a gift or a beautiful mini album there are so many ways to add a tag to your creating.
We start with a fishy trio courtesy of Corrie Herriman.


It's easy to use cardstock to create tags but there are so many other surfaces. This textural beauty makes full use of the weave of the burlap.


This beautiful and delicate tag with an ethereal quality goes to show how even a limited colour palette can be so striking- and oh, those layers!!


Tags make an easy base for a booklet. This gel plate printed tag has wonderful colour and layers.


If texture is your thing, you'll love this next project. They've even used Bora Bora Fresco Acrylic Paint.  I adore the stamping and splatters.


The basic tag shape is tall and elegant; just the perfect foil for stencils, ribbon, cut out shapes and a little sparkle.


Fabric tags are wonderful and there are so many things you can add to fabric, whether sewn and embroidered like the first set...


..or using sprays like these stunners created by Nicole Maki using Lynne Perrella stamps.


Collage is another great treatment for the humble tag which transforms it into a glorious multi layered piece.


I thought that this tag was a great example of an almost rusted look. I wonder what a fabric tag with PaperArtsy Rusting powder might look like?


If we're moving away from traditional substrates, how about something a little clearer?! This acetate tag is a real beauty.


The restraint of a single colour scheme is always impressive. The details such as the vellum frame and pastes lead the eye around the design.


Perhaps you have a yearning for a more substantial project. This is vibrant and rich and would be a safe place for all of your tag production line!


Getting back to stamping, isn't this a sumptuous water-coloured set of blooms?! Mixing water-colour, sprays and stamping produces a soft yet arresting tag. 


I thought this was a clever way to introduce layers without clutter. It's almost a waterfall style project softened with ribbon and distressed edges.



Some of you who are avid tag creators might enjoy this idea of a mini tag album with a clever way to move each tag in and out.


You might have to forgive me for including a tag without paint or stamps, but the design is such a good one, with the contrast of textures and white space, I just had to include it!


I hope this collection of topical tags has inspired you to grab some tags from your stash (we all have them lying around somewhere!) and infuse them with some colour and life! If you want to create along with us, please share on our social feeds so we can see what you get up to. The best places are Instagram @paperartsy or post in PaperArtsy People Group on Facebook. Make sure you tag us in your contributions, we love to see what you get up to in your creative world!

3 comments:

Miriam said...

Oh wow... Amazing inspiration!

A Pink said...

Yet another gallery of fabulous inspiration for the new 'tag' topic , Keren . Thank you for the hours you must spend researching and sourcing and then sharing . x

Etsuko said...

What a fantastic topic and amazing samples. I want to see various methods because they are often used materials. xx

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