Project Description: Use Matte Finish Computer Grafix Film to add interest to your collage materials; create a series of mixed media tags, perfect for trading or adding a fun touch to an art journal page!
Steps to Make This:
- Start by prepping your supplies. Add a few layers of paint or mark making to manilla shipping tags, or print off some pre-made bases. Then, choose a collage sheet that you like, preferably one that has a lot of different patterns, and print it onto a sheet of Matte Finish Computer Grafix Film. Once the sheet has been printed, use a pair of scissors to cut the pieces out, so that they will be ready for the next steps
- Select a few interesting pieces of Matte Finish Computer Grafix Film that you prepped in the last step. Then, using Grafix Double Tack Mounting Film, adhere these pieces to your tags.
- Using a Tim Holtz Mini Ink Blending Tool and Tim Holtz Distress Ink in the color Pumice Stone, rub some ink around the edges of your tags. This will give the tags both definition and interest.
- Choose several focal images for your tags. I used some of the illustrations from one of my collage sheets, but stamped images will also work well here. Glue them onto the tags using a Uhu glue stick, then trim the excess.
- With several more of the printed scraps of Matte Finish Computer Grafix Film that we prepped in the first step, create titles for your tags. I used several small alphabet stamp sets to achieve this, but you could also write directly onto the film.
- Cut the words out, then adhere them to your tags using Grafix Double Tack Mounting Film.
- Finally, in order to add the finishing touches, use a sheet of Grafix Metallic Foil Board in the color Gold to create some accent pieces. You can draw onto the back of the Foil Board with a pencil, then cut your accents out with scissors. You can also use paper punches. Glue these elements down to finish off the tags!