Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A Tag for Fall Seasons

Tags are a fun and exciting way to have smaller pieces of art that can be combined into larger projects.  They are easy to make and share.  This month we have teamed up with Dreamweaver Stencils to combine the fabulous works that can be created using a stencil with the gorgeous beauty of Art Glitter.  Fall is just around the corner and now is a great time to get started on all of your fall creations.  A tag is a great way to create unique smaller pieces that can be a focal point of a larger project and with these wonderful fall leaves and colors who can't look forward to the season? 

Supplies Needed:
Art Glitter:
   Glitter: http://www.artglitter.com/retail/Rartglitter.html%3C/div>
     Sunrise Ultrafine Opaque Glitter
     Nutmeg Ultrafine Opaque Glitter
     Florida Orange Ultrafine Pearlescent Glitter
     Bananan Ultrafine Transparent Glitter
     Saddlebag Ultrafine Opaque Glitter
     Lime Rind Ultrafine Opaque Glitter
     Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter
     Spoon Man! Spoons:  http://www.artglitter.com/retail/Raccessories.htm%3Cbr />

Dreamweaver Stencils-  http://www.dreamweaverstencils.com/ :
     "Autumn"-LM 295:  http://www.dreamweaverstencils.com/lm_stencils/index8.html%3C/div>
     " Leaf Icons"-LL471:  http://www.dreamweaverstencils.com/ll_stencils/index6.html%3C/div>
     Dreamweaver Large Stencil Brush:  http://www.dreamweaverstencils.com/brushes.html%3C/div>
     Double-sided Mounting Paper:  http://www.dreamweaverstencils.com/paper.html%3C/div>
Extra Supplies Needed:  A natural or soft bar of soap, card stock, patterned paper, ribbon

 Begin by rubbing the soap onto the back of the stencil so that it will be easier to remove the double sided paper later on. 
 If there are any small soap pieces caught in the open areas of the stencils, use the brush to remove them. 
Remove one side of the protective coating from the double sided paper and adhere it to a piece of cardstock. The card stock can be cut to the size of the stencil or it can be larger to form a frame around the finished piece.   Next, remove the second protective coating and adhere the stencil to it.

Using the Spoon Man! spoon lightly sprinkle several of the glitter colors over the stencil in small areas.  Do not cover large areas or it will be only the one color. 
 Lightly rub it with your finger to adhere it to the paper and get the glitter into the crevices of the stencil. 
Gently tap off the excess glitter and put into a separate container for later use.  It makes a great mixed of glitters.  Use the brush to help remove the glitter. 
Turn the project over so that the paper is to the top and remove the paper from the stencil.  Do not remove the stencil from the paper or you will risk bending the stencil. 
You will now have an area of exposed adhesive left.  Lightly cover the entire piece with another color of glitter.  If you use a dark glitter inside the stencil, use a light color of glitter for this step.  If you use a light color inside the stencil, use a dark color on the outside. 
Now, create a 3" x 6" tag from the card stock and adhere a smaller piece of patterned paper to it.  Add the ribbon in behind the pieces you just created for a finished look.  Place the glittered stenciled pieces on top and adhere them to the tag. 
You now have a great tag to celebrate the fall season.  Be sure to watch for my next post as I continue to turn this tag into an even bigger project.  It's one you won't want to miss.  Now go and get a start on your tag for fall so you're ready to join me on the next part! 



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