Tag Crazy!

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 Hey there artsy peeps Rita Barakat here and today I am sharing several techniques to use with your Crafters Workshop stencils! I was playing today with a Gelli plate and found it to be a perfect time to also play with some stencils. Here are three results on tags – I went tag crazy today!

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Tag 1 – pour some acrylic paint on the Gelli plate.

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Use the brayer to spread the color around, lay the first tag down and let dry. Spread the left over color around with the brayer.

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Added a stencil.

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Press the same tag on top and get a tone on tone color.

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Tag 2- A tag that already has a base coat, put a stencil on top and use gel paint on top. I used Radiant Gels – gel paint has a little more body so it doesn’t run underneath the stencil.

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Tag 3 – Use Gelatos to draw on the stencil and spread the color around with a dry sponge.

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Tag 4 – Use inks to add color, different inks have different effects.

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Fun stuff! I love these stencils! Whats nice about tags is you get quick results! So what about you? Think you might be going tag crazy any time soon?
I think you will like it! Just Sayin’ 😉

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Rita Barakat Mixed Media Artist, Illustrator and Designer & Educator. From wall murals to itty bitty minis you can find her work in various hospitals, corporations, family homes, manufacture websites and magazines. 

3 thoughts on “Tag Crazy!

  1. I love making tags but have questions on what to do with them? I reinforce mine with cardboard and decorate both sides..lots of stencils and embellishments . Too thick and chunky to use as book marks, attach to a gift bag, give tag as a gift??? What are others doing with them? Thanks for any ideas.

    1. Hi Eloise – if you dont reinforce them with cardboard you can use them as book marks(I cover with gel medium or glaze first so there is no transfer) . It makes for a sweet gift when people come over and it’s already on their place mat. Sometimes I add a quote or scripture. This is also a way to lift someones spirit – I have left them with a tip. I have used them for gift tags, in a mini book -as a pull out of an envelope and as a different size page. The can be journaling blocks on a page or a mat for a special photo/stamp on a page or card. A note in someones lunch. Cut off the top and cut letters out of it, if there are some similar maybe you can group them together in a frame? Add a sentiment and make a magnet.

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