Hello creative friends! Ramona here, and I am so excited to share my latest mixed media altered tag project with you. This is a beautiful craft that will look great with any little gift or treat you may be sharing with someone. Using the Fairy Magic stamp set from the Brutus Monroe collection you can take any tag and transform into a whimsical and magical scene. Rita Barakat has created the sweetest stamps that help you make any tag or card stand out.
Start by creating the background you desire on your tag. I used a combination of ink spray and distress markers, blending them together with a water loaded brush. I like the finished look a distressed edge gives any piece, so I decided to distress the edge of the tag by gently scraping the sides of it on my ink pad. I used my water on a brush once again to blur some of this color in.
By having the images stamped on card stock they were ready to color and cut out while my tag dried. It is important to let the layers dry before you start to adhere them together. This also helps you see what the true colors of your project are and make any adjustments you need.
Next, I do a ‘stash grab’, where I quickly browse through my supplies and grab several bits and baubles that may work on my tag. I love new products and craft supplies, but I am a real promoter for using what you have and taking advantage of the little supplies you may normally overlook. Because my tag and images were already colored, this helped me stick to a specific color palette as I was grabbing. I do this quickly and don’t over think it!
Deciding on which embellishments to use usually easy for me once I start to play with them all together. I quickly settled on the purple daisies (although the yellow center was not my favorite, so I ended up covering them completely with glitter!) and some wispy yarn and ribbon. I also stamped the dragonfly on the back ground and added a few more dots just to give another layer of texture and interest before gluing on the final images.
Here is another look at the finished tag after assembling all the elements together. I kept imagining how fun this would be on a cellophane wrapped treat for a friends birthday, or on a cute little gift basket for a new favorite teacher.
The details of the stamp set are just beautiful, and they imprint so well on card stock. Take your time coloring in your fairy, and you can’t go wrong with her sweet and beautiful face. I can’t wait to see what you make with your Fairy Magic stamps- be sure to post a link in the comments or tag us on your post!
I hope this inspires you to add a little magic and beauty to your next gift <3 Please leave a comment and tell me how you will be using your tags, or post a link to share your project with us.
Ramona is a mother to 3 boys (well, men at this point!) who craves creative time to express herself and make pretty things. You can stop by her blog for a peek in her life, or check out her artistic journey on Instagram.