Decorating tags is a quick and easy project that gives you the satisfaction of completion in a short amount of time.  I wanted to have some tags on hand to use in my art journal, so painted up six tags to use.



I was fortunate enough to acquire a batch of these vintage tags, but new ones work just fine too.




Since I don’t know for sure how I am going to use these yet, I went ahead and decorated both sides.  I used book pages, a cigar wrapper, geological map bits, paper scraps, paint and alcohol sprays.  I used a black Flair pen for the black borders, then ran over them with a wet paint brush to give a washed look.

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I finished up with a bit of stamping, but left room for writing or more embellishing later. Finally, I took the messy paper that I protected my table with, and used it as a journal page!  Even art should be recycled!



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  1. I love them! You totally mastered the distressed, textured look. I love the tree on the orange one. I don’t think I could choose which side to use on a page, though, because both sides are so cool. I totally love using the paper and paper towels left over from blotting and working on top of for other projects.

  2. Totally inspiring work! Thanks for sharing what you are creating.

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