Dina Wakley MEdia Colorful Collage Tags by Laura Dame

Dina Wakley MEdia Colorful Collage Tags by Laura Dame

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Collage | Dina Wakley Media | Mixed Media | Tags

Follow along with Laura Dame as she transforms these tags into vibrant works of art using Dina Wakley's latest stamps, glosses, and collage sparks in this tutorial. Brace yourselves for a burst of color and creativity!

Instructions 

Dina Wakley MEdia Colorful Collage Tags by Laura Dame Step 1

Step 1: Using black Archival ink, stamp a variety of images onto white drawing or copy paper and cut them out. These are great to have on hand, ready to go whenever you are looking for the perfect addition to your journal page or tag. 

 

Dina Wakley MEdia Colorful Collage Tags by Laura Dame Step 2aDina Wakley MEdia Colorful Collage Tags by Laura Dame Step 2b

Step 2: Spray, drip, and scribble a variety of Glosses onto an assortment of #8, #5, and #3 White Tags. Here I separated the tags into sets of 3 and used cool colors (Lapis, Peacock, and Legit) on one set and warm colors (Blushing, Cheddar, White, and Stoked) on the other. 

 

Dina Wakley MEdia Colorful Collage Tags by Laura Dame Step 3

Step 3: Add some stenciling in a neutral color like white.

 

Dina Wakley MEdia Colorful Collage Tags by Laura Dame Step 4

Step 4: Look through the Collage Sparks books for colors and shapes that will complement your tags. Pull out some collage tissue and patterned transparencies to use in building up interest on the tags.



Dina Wakley MEdia Colorful Collage Tags by Laura Dame Step 5

Step 5: Add collage layers to the tags. Combine pieces of transparency, tissue, collage sparks, and stamped images to create focal points on your tags. Attach with a stapler or ultra thick gel medium.

 

Dina Wakley MEdia Colorful Collage Tags by Laura Dame Step 6

Step 6:  Using ultra thick gel medium, add phrases from the typed ledger papers to the focal point areas. Alternatively, you could add stamped phrases. Splatter with gloss - here, Ancient was used to add a little sparkle.

 

Dina Wakley MEdia Colorful Collage Tags by Laura Dame Step 7

Step 7: I used the decorated sticky back canvas from my previous project to add a ribbon to the tags. Cut or rip the sticky back canvas into strips, then fold the strips in half lengthwise, so the sticky back sticks to itself. Feed the folded strip through the hole of the tag and tie. Cut to your desired length.

 

Dina Wakley MEdia Colorful Collage Tags by Laura Dame Step 7

Use these tags in your journal, or give to friends and family!