Grungy Art Tag by Melina Dahl



It´s Melina here and today I like to share this art tag with you. I went for a grungy, kind of masculine feeling this time.

I started by covering a tag, made of watercolour paper, with Distress Oxide Walnut Stain.
I placed the stencil (TC8001) and sprayed Sparklers Spray Pale Gold on top of the tag. I love the effect you get when activating the Oxides with Sparklers Sprays instead of water!
Once dry I sprayed from far up some water to the whole tag. It almost turned that brown colour into a blue/gray.

I added a piece of sheet music to the tag and went over it with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I added some splashes of water and dabbed it off with a dry cloth.

Once happy with the look, i stamped the birds from Lynne´s Affirmations Set 2 on the left side of the tag.

I took one of the large greyboard feathers and covered it with a coat of white gesso using a palette knife. I used pieces of thin wire and wrapped around the feather to add more interest.

I added a piece of cheese cloth that I coloured with Walnut Stain Distress Ink again. I diluted some white gesso with water and made splashes on the whole tag.

I went over the feather with touches of Walnut Stain and the sprayed the feather with Sparklers spray pale gold. Once dry I glued the feather down on my tag using Multi Purpose Craft Adhesive.

At last added my quote from Lynne´s Affirmations and tied an off white ribbon and hemp twine to my tag.

I used:

Sheet Music
Cheese Cloth
Thin Wire

Thank you so much for stopping by!



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  1. Love your intricate embellishments Melina, your tag is layered up beautifully.
    Hugs Tracey xx

  2. Melina, I love it, it is stunning in all its simplicity, if this is masculine, I love masculine, lol. :-) xxx

  3. Love it! Thanks for the sparkle oxide tip! X

  4. Really beautiful tag Melina. Such lovely details and texture and the sparkler sprays give a wonderful effect.
    Fliss xx

  5. Oh this is such a lovely tag Melina. Love all that texture and the colour is gorgeous.
    Bev. xxx

  6. Love this tag Melina
    Amanda x

  7. Gorgeous tag, absolutely love all the grungy textures on it too
    Donna xx


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