No secret here – I am addicted to art tags of all sizes, shapes and colors. They are so versatile and I find myself tucking them in my art journal quite often. Today I am showing you how I made this Pocket Tag with the Dylusions line from Ranger.
Step 1: Using the Mini Ink Blending tool I applied paint on both the front and back of a large Journaling Tag. Colors used: Periwinkle Blue, Calypso Teal and Lemon Zest. Because I wanted the front of the pocket to be a different color than the top of the tag I kept the color scheme the same on both sides. Allow the paint to dry completely.
Step 2: I folded the bottom of the tag up about half way. I am not one to measure so I eyeballed about how large I wanted my pocket to be.
Step 3: I stenciled both the front and back of the tag using a piece of a makeup sponge. I used the small bubbles stencil from the Quotes and Bubbles set for the entire tag avoiding the area right above the pocket. For that area I used the small Raindrops stencil.
Step 4: I applied Black Marble paint around the edges of both sides of the tag with my blending tool.
Step 5: Using a small paint brush, I splatter painted the front and back of the tag with White Linen Paint. Set the tag aside to dry.
Step 6: I always have scrap pieces of fabric and canvas in my stash. As the tag was drying I stamped my sentiment from the Quotes and Bubbles set on to a piece of scrap canvas with Jet Black Archival Ink.
Step 7: I used the Dylusions Starstruck Stamp Set to stamp small word bubbles onto a piece of cream colored scrap fabric.
Step 8: After the ink dried, I tore the fabric into strips.
Step 9: I found a few small pieces of batik fabric in my stash. I tore them so the edges were frayed and laid my stamped piece of canvas on top. Using my sewing machine I stitched the canvas and fabric scraps onto the front of the pocket of my tag. I am not able to completely sew a straight line which has its advantage in mixed media. I embrace the wonky look of sewing around in a circle over and over on the canvas and fabric pieces.
Step 10: Using different color threads I stitched the pocket together and went all around the edge of the entire tag. Again not worrying about the perfection of a straight line but more about making sure the pocket would hold.
Step 11: I used the torn pieces of stamped fabric as well as some ribbons from stash to make the tie up top.
Step 12: Last but not least I filled the pocket with a few collage pieces to be used for another project. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and look forward to seeing what you make with your Dylusions products.