Saturday, April 9, 2016

Some jingle jangle to wear

Hi, Jean today to share a project that will be fun to make and even give as a gift.

Of course, Sabor papers are the focal point of the project.  We love Sabor for a few reasons...

  • The quality of the paper is fantastic 
  • The patterns and colors are amazing
  • Sabor is a family owned business 
Here is the finished piece.   Read on to see how it was constructed.

I had these key tags laying around and kept looking at them, knowing they would make a good art project.

Sabor to the rescue!  

The white tag is a 1 inch circle.   I used my circle punch and cut out various Sabor papers (you will cover both sides of each tag).  Punch images or colors you want.

Apply the papers to the tags with a glue such as Aleene's.  I used a small paint brush and glued the tags, then placed the circles on top, it's neater that way.

I colored any white tag area before gluing on my papers.  I used Splash Inks colorized to match the papers.


Before painting the tags, I removed the metal ring. After all is finished I will reattach silver jewelry findings and add to a chain.

I also used collage images for some of the tags. I made a collage sheet that included Frida Kahlo's works, along with rubber stamped images as well as vintage Spanish women and Cowgirls. Some of the black and white images were colorized using markers to allow fine line coverage.  I will have enough tags to make a matching bracelet too! 

You want to make sure images are laser printed if you are adding liquid, as the colors/inks could run if not.

I got all my papers and images glued onto the tags and ready for the next step.


Not absolutely necessary, but you can use mini clothespins or paper clips to hold the papers in place until dry.  

After gluing the papers, they were coated in Crystal Lacquer (CL).  This allows for extra protection to hold up while wearing them on a necklace.   You could also make a bracelet but I would cover, dry and repeat the process for extra sturdy tags.  This step also priovdes a shine, making it look like glass.

I added the CL and allowed it to dry partially then turned them over on a cooling rack to complete the opposite side with CL.
Go through your stash or get some wonderful Petaloo flowers here.  I used our Resin Flowers which I painted with Art Anthology Acrylics.


I sure hope you enjoyed this little lesson with a pretty little ending!

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