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Autumn Tags by VICKI PUNTON
Today I'm sharing some tags that are perfect for sending out in some Autumnal happy mail.
I started off with a sheet of corrugated card. I love both the colour and texture it can add to projects like this. I've cut it down into 3 different sized tags and picked out some wooden pieces to add onto each one. There was no real plan and I laid different bits with each other until I was happy. I did take a photo on my phone at this point so I was able to remember where I wanted things before I started sticking them down. Gluing onto the card because of the texture can be a bit difficult but I use a heavy body gel. I'm sure other adhesives would be great too but I like using that to be sure everything is staying in place.
Once all the wooden parts were dried on I went over it with the Finnabair Military Rust Paste. This time I dried in between layers and I really love the difference in colours and textures. I've made small embellishment clusters around these resin bits I've had for so long. It was finally good to use them but any kind of larger embellishment or die cut would be great to use too. I like these mixed resin flowers by Marion Smith. I've used lots of little bits and pieces to create different layers and textures. I like that they all bring their own little bit of interest. Some of the flowers I had I thought were too light so I sprayed them with Tim Holtz - Vintage Photo Distress Spray and brushed them lightly over a black ink pad to roughen them up a bit.
I wanted to add a bit of sparkle at the end so they really captured the golden days of Autumn. Putting some gold embossing powder over the top I used my heat gun to heat from the bottom. If you're adding it on dry like this then remember to do it from below otherwise it will just be blown away. I decided on some plain twine bows for the top. I did have lots of ribbon out but it felt too distracting. Tags like these are so fun to make and perfect for trying out different styles/techniques because they're a tiny canvas and not too intimidating! I think I'll definitely be getting some more corrugated card for Christmas time!