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Scraps of Love

Hello!  I have a tag art project to share with you today.  I think this would be a perfect gift tag for a wedding or anniversary present.

Last week I made a greeting card with two beautiful Prima background papers and a page of mini sentiments.  If you missed the card, you can see it here.  To make the card background, I tore the sheets of 6x6 paper into strips.  I had several of these paper strips leftover when the card was done, as well as several other little pieces of paper cut from the paper pad.

What do you do with scraps?  Throw them out?  No, that doesn't work for me with large pieces.  Keep them?  Sure, but where? Better just to use them!  The small squares were trimmed off the greeting card background and were only lightly glued together so I pulled most of them apart.  I started with the largest pieces and used a glue stick to adhere them to a Prima Watercolor Tag.

Then I filled in some of the white space with the little square scraps.

I like texture on my mixed media pieces so I used some punchinella as a stencil and sponged some pearly Prima paint onto the tag in three places.

I really like the green Prima paint.  It's a gorgeous deep, rich color and can be very striking.  I stirred the little pot with a toothpick and thought, "Why not?!"  So I added stripes of paint to the background with the toothpick instead of a paintbrush.  Because the paint was pretty thick in a couple of spots, I let it dry overnight just to be sure it wouldn't smudge.

I know Prima is known for their beautiful flowers, but I think the flowers in this design from their paper pad are just as pretty!  I cut out the white "daisies" and shaped them with a stylus and an old mouse pad to give them a little curve.

Some of these flowers were printed on the edge of the paper so they have flat petals.  I inked these flat edges the same color as the inked edges on the paper scraps and tag itself so that they would be part of the framing effect.

All of the Young Lovers collage sheets at Altered Pages feature historical romance, and I chose one that is just a couple sharing a moment.  But the image wasn't large enough when I printed out the entire collage.  That's okay, these are digital images!  I saved this image as a file and printed it 3x5 and it is perfect.

More of the cut out flowers and sentiments were added to the tag and I glued mini Dew Drops into the center of each flower.

A few fibers tied to the top and the tag is complete.  Leave a comment and let me know what you think.  You'll also be entered into a drawing for a prize!


Prima Life Time Collection 6x6 Paper Pad
Young Lovers III Collage Sheet

Prima Watercolor Tags
Dew Drops
Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paints
Basic Cardmaking Supplies: ScissorsGlue Stick
Ink for edges


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