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what is collage chemistry?

the result of compounding different products to achieve the transformation of their prior substance, therefor resulting in a work of art. 

tag project: 
using products from Robin's Nest and collage images from Altered Pages these delightful tags were constructed, crafted, and achieved. 

 they make great chemistry together don't you think? 
This tags was achieved by following these steps:
apply acrylic inks onto a tag.
use a patterned stencil / acrylic paint 
collage image - resource glue image using matte medium. 
rub-on -
brush rim of tag with archival ink pad - black 
(close up of tag)
This tag was achieved by applying the same techniques and method use as seen in the tag above.
Added a fun embellishment to this tag, by using a hole punch and these papers from
robin's nest Easter-Collection. Love the "glitter" 
These tags were created by Design Team Member- April Cole.
To see more artwork and inspiring projects created by this artist you can visit her blog: 


  1. AWESOME TAGS!!! Love the textures, layering and colors!!!

  2. these are beautiful - love the lady cyclist! wonderful combination of techniques - and I love the nice warm summery colors.! What's your secret for acrylic paint - when I try to use it, the tag/whatever paper I'm using totally wrinkles and curls and never returns to it's naturally flat shape. Yours look great!

  3. Great tags--really bright colors on the lady cyclist. And I love how certain elements on the second tag go beyond the edge of the tag. Anne

  4. April, this is what we LOVE! truly "alteredpages" and tags! Fabulous.

  5. Way to go art sista!! You blew me away with these!!!!

  6. Love all the yummy details and textures of your tags!!! Outstanding job!!! <3

  7. Two fabulously fun tags April, I particularly love the colors and your image choice of your first tag.

  8. Love your tags alterations and the chemistry combo works beautifully. TFS great ideas.

  9. Two very creative tags! I love the vibrant colors on the first Tag!

  10. Very whimsical. :-) Great projects. Thanks for sharing.


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