Saturday, April 25, 2020

Make these easy colorful tags to add to your projects

When most of the world is sheltering in place during the Coronavirus Pandemic, many artists and crafters are basking in creative time. I, however, am having the opposite experience.

Because of a plethora of personal reasons, I have had little creative time. Plus, when I finally do get time to head up to the art studio, I either am too tired, or am facing a massive creative block.

To counteract this challenge, I decided to instead take on an easy project and make some embellishments.
I began by painting Gypsy Soul's new Word Tags. Paint the chipboard as lightly as possible, so as not to cover up the engraved words. Immediately after painting each tag, I then wiped it with a baby wipe.
After drying the tags with the heat gun, I drew around the edges of each tag with an embossing pen. I then added Seth Apter's Eclipse Baked Texture and activated with a heat gun.

I coiled some black wire around a pencil to make a jump ring and then threaded three of the tags onto it.

In a case of serendipity, I discovered that the tags were the perfect addition to finish a mixed media page that had been sitting in the studio for several months.

Great Stuff

Gypsy Soul Word Tags - Coming Soon!
Paper Artsy Blue Lagoon
Paper Artsy Butter
Paper Artsy Magic Moss
Embossing Pen
Seth Apter Baked Texture Eclipse Embossing Powder
Black wire


  1. Really lovely sometimes simple is the way to go. I love the layers of the finished mixed media page of your time at the lake house