Friday, August 14, 2009

Fabric Tags - Step by Step (and we have a WINNER!)

These little babies are fun to make and very addicting! Plus, if you use an old cotton shirt or denim jeans, you are upcycling, and making the earth a little greener!

You can use these fun tags on your scrapbook pages, a card, or even as a cool bookmark. The sky's the limit!

I've found that if you prime your cotton with some gesso, or even just some watered down white paint, you'll get better results.


Step 1: Using a tag as a template, I cut out a fabric tag.

Step 2: Prime your tag with some gesso or paint.

Step 3: Pick out a mask. I used 2 masks, the gear is Tim Holtz and the bird is a Heidi Swapp mask. If you don't have a mask, you could use letter stickers, or even leaves. Just lay them down and spray one of the mists over them.

Step 4: I stamped over my sprayed mask, then hit it with some silver embossing powder to give it some shine.

Step 5: Use another image or mask and take some ink and rub it over.

Step 6: The last step I did was I crunched up the tag, flattened it out then hit it lightly with some Ranger Distress Inks. Then I used a rubon for the word Quest.

That's it!! It's that easy. Rubons are great. Stamping, sewing, painting.... the sky really is the limit with these.

To finish off the tag, I added a piece of ribbon with a grommet:

A few more tag samples.

You'll notice these are a bit different. Let your creativity flow.
fab tag 1

Fab Tag 2

Add whatever you would like to these fun fabric tags. Great project to do with the kids these last few weeks before school.

Visit the Ally Scraps store to stock up on your stamps and ink supplies.


Thanks for all of your comments on our blog this week. We've chosen a prize winner, for some yummy, brand new American Crafts goodies, and the winner is CONNIE!!! Hurray for Connie. Please send us your full name and address to by next Friday, August 21st and we'll get your prize right out to you! Congrats. Oh, just wanted to let you know that Colleen, put our blog giveaway blinkie on her blog, and was also a winner this week. Congrats to you Colleen!

Stay tuned, more prizes on their way.

Have a creative day!!


laterg8r said...

beautiful tags - TFS :)

Erika M. said...

Awesome tags - what a creative idea!

KimberlyH said...

LOve them. They are beautiful.

Morag Cutts said...

Fabulous technique Chris.

Congrats to the winner of the awesome prize!

Ryan said...

I found your blog via a google search. Can I use this tag image on my new blog design in trade for your link in my blogroll? I can send a little traffic your way...