Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Grungy Altered Tags

Hi Guys, I've got a make for you today - Hurray! It is a recycled make for The Altered Element. I have a number of these cute little tags I got free from magazines, I've been meaning to alter them for a while. 

Turning them from cute to grungy :)

I started by covering the tags with a layer of gesso then painted it with a layer of Eco Green Crafts Acrylic paints. I then stamped the tags using stamps from the Creative Expressions Vintage Games and Vintage Aviation kits with Archival ink. I then used Tim Holtz Distress Inks to distress the edges and a layer of Crackle paint over the top. The final finishing touch was to edge the tag with a leafing pen and add some alcohol ink coloured wire.

Hope you are all having a fun week.


  1. Oh! yes! Kim much more fun than the little fairies:0) Love crackle paint and I like how you've hung your tags on your little man, he's displaying them beautifully!:0) xx

  2. oh kim you should link to woyww, these are divine tags, and the hanger you chose (mr in proportion so draw me man) is just so Funny


  3. Oh what a brill idea! I always give these away but I really should think more about recycling them!

  4. Thanks for the tip. Yours have turned out terrific. Annette x

  5. Love that look! Amazing how you've transformed them so dramatically with so simple means.

  6. one word - gorgeous (and stunning)


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