The second Make-and-Take tutorial we had at the National Scrapbook Day last month was given by Denise van Deventer. She is featured on a lot of different blogs, and all her work is always inspiring and interesting.
To make a beautiful tag, she showed us how to build up layers using background stenciling, stamping, different fussy-cut pieces, and embellishment detail to make an impressive and beautiful tag that will wow anyone who receives it.
Here, she showed us how to start with a mostly solid stencil layer of colour for the background, then add a dash of stamping to add layers (not solid stamping, but just “touches” to give a vintage look), and add interest by inking or chalking the edges of the tag and the pieces that will be stuck on it:
She explained that you can use bought any cut outs, or create a cut out from matching paper, or plain paper – bringing it all together to create a tag that is anything BUT flat.
Here is the tag she made on the day to show us how to join the pieces into one impressive tag:
Denise has made many tags for various Paper companies, and you can go see all her lovely work on her blog at http://strawbspatch.blogspot.co.za for more inspirational tag ideas, as well as some lovely scrap pages, and other mixed media work.
Here is my tag:
You can’t really see the details very well on this picture – I am still learning how to get a better photo, but there is embossing detail as well. My next tag will be clearer.
Thanks for stopping by, and have a lovely day.