Prints On Canvas

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Altered Tag Mini Class

I love My Tattered Angels glimmer mists and Tim Holtz' stamps and one of the best ways to experiment and have fun with them is through altering tags. Here's how I altered mine.

I started off with some large manila tags. Mine are about 6" x 3".

I misted the tags with the new Fall colours from My Tattered Angels:

I then inked the edges using Rangers distress inks for definition:

Now for some stamping. I chose a couple of my favourite foliage Tim Holtz stamps and stamped these on the tags as a background:

Next, I stamped and heat embossed my main images in black so they would stand out better. I like how heat embossed images add texture to a layout too. The butterfly stamp and Dream quote stamp are a couple of my favourites from Tim Holtz.

And here's how my completed tag looks:

And here's how my tags look with some hand-dyed ribbons I made myself. I like how each tag is completely unique because the mists are all different.

I hope you enjoyed the mini tutorial. Do share with us your altered tags on the YSS gallery.

If you'd like to re-create a similar tag, check out the YSS store for mists, stamps and inks. YSS will be bringing in the latest Fall glimmer mist colours from My Tattered Angels, as well as those beautiful Tim Holtz rubber stamps. Distress inks are already available in the store now. If you'd like anything you don't see in the store, just let Erica know and she'll do a special order for you.


Valerie Bishop said...

These are just beautiful Sue!!

isabel scrap said...

love your project, but I live in France and I don't find how to buy these tags (with the brown on top)
It would be fantastic if you sell them on your shop (a lot of french scrappers would appreciate)...
Thanks for your answer

Alyssa said...

Sue, these are stunning!

Alyssa said...


These tags are available in the store! When you enter the store, click on the "Misc items" tab, and you will see them right away.

Have fun stashing!


Keri said...

Wow, perfect use of the new Fall GM colors...I have Dragonfly and Apple, but now I need the others! :) said...

We will be ordering most of the items used in Sue's technique. We do have the tags in stock under the Misc items as Alyssa stated. They measure 6x8 inches but we will order the smaller sizes for those of you who prefer them.

Look for more mists from Tattered Angels and Studio Calico this month!

Miwa said...

Wow, those altered tags are gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial!

isabel scrap said...

thanks so so much... i'm going to order them... I am interessed by the small size too !!! did you know when you will receive them ?

thanks so much girls !!!! said...

Tags have been ordered. Will be here soon.

Heidi Kelley said...

These are breathtaking Sue!!