Wednesday, January 14, 2015
French Shabby Chic Winter Tag
ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever
Any size tag
white poinsettia flower
Christmas tree made with burlap
flat back pearls
assortment of ribbons
Seam binding ribbon
assortment of shabby color paints
Hi Y'all, I hope you are staying warm in your homes this winter, today it is 16 degrees here in Plano, Texas. Whooo, Baby it's cold down south this winter. Well, to keep me from going mad from being indoors I have created this shabby chic winter themed tag for my swap group The Craft Hole on facebook.
Our challenge was to use this image and come up with a tag. The first step I made was to find a tag large enough to fit my image. Next, I painted one layer of gesso and then began dry painting with a blue color chalk paint, then used my heat gun to dry, I did the same with my burlap Christmas tree.
Then I prepared my image by cutting it out and using a distress paper cutter around the edges. I decided to keep it white around the edges since I had lots of blue on the tag already. I then added some snow tex randomly through out the tag and then dusted it with some holographic micro silver glitter.
This is where it gets fun, I then started to prepare the back of my pieces with my best glue ever and then let it dry till it was tacky, I began to layer the piece to add depth and interest. Burlap tree first, second chesse cloth. I then at this point measured the photo and added the lace at the bottom before placing image on top of the lace, added image on top and then my flat back pearls just below the image on top of the lace. Added the leaves and flower to the left side of the image to balance the weight. If you have too many things in one area people will lose interest, you want the eye to flow all over the piece. For the snow flakes they were plastic buttons so I took my cutting pliers and clipped off the loop on back and then added glue to the back and placed them randomly through out the image.
Lastly, I added my ribbons and tied them in a basic knot and Voila! My French Shabby Chic Tag is done :) If you have any questions about how to use this product Amy has some amazing tutorials on this sight, if you click on the product you will see the video tutorials below. If you have any questions for me please comment below or you can see this on my blog and comment on there.
Have an amazing day!!!