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Vintage Sunflower Collage Tag How To

Sunflower Collage Tag Materials and Supplies
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Construction Steps:

  1. Color sunflower elements with shades of yellow, brown and green markers
  2. Fussy cut sunflower elements from book page
  3. Prepare card by marking face with text or ascemic writing with brown marker
  4. Glue two small sunflowers on at top and bottom of card; glue Sunflower Sign on top in middle, trim petals flush with tag edge
  5. Use corner punch to round bottom edge of card, trim small triangle off top corners to make tag shape
  6. Use black paper stock to cut a circle approximately ¾ inch diameter, glue to top center of card
  7. Use hole punch to punch hanging hole in center of grommet
  8. Thread hanging ribbon, twine, paper or other fibers into punched hole, I used crepe paper streamer distressed with sepia paint along edges

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Open Studio LIVE! Antique Collage Medallions Materials and Supplies

Antique Collage Medallions Materials and Supplies

These are the materials and supplies I used but these will look amazing with practically anything you have on hand. The plain tissue paper and the matte medium are the key items for the soft, antique look so if that’s important, you’ll definitely want to have that on hand.

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For the base: Mixed Media Paper, 9 x 12, the mixed media sheets make the finished medallions very sturdy and harder to cut so you can use drawing or sketch paper for a lighter finish if you like.

Patterned Scrapbook Paper, 8.5 x 11, in complementary colors/patterns for the front and back. You could also use your orphan backgrounds and paint papers too, just make sure the paper isn’t too heavy as the layers can add up. This one is similar to the package I used: Country Road Paper Pack

Collage Elements: Art Journaling Paper Play Book, Cut and Collage – Vintage Edition book, free sampler sheet or other collage elements you’d like to use

An Art Journaling Paper lay Book; Cut and Collage – Vintage Edition Book

Free sampler sheet printable download

White Gift Tissue

Crepe Paper Streamers for decorative ties or any other ribbons and fibers you’d like to use. I like the vintage look the crepe paper brings to these.

Matte Medium

Acrylic Paint, in a metallic and an accent color – I used silver and dark red on one set and gold and burnt umber on the other set.

Sili-Brush Glue Brush for application, you can use regular brushes or cosmetic wedges as well.

Cosmetic Wedges

Scissors

Hole Punch

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From My Library: Make Your Own Art Journals

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How to Make Books: Fold, Cut & Stitch Your Way to a One of a Kind Book This is one of my favorite books about making books. It’s a good looking and beautifully made hardcover with some of the most accessible methods for bookmaking I’ve seen. While the folded books are simple and easy to do, there’s lots of room for personal expression. The author also includes more involved constructions for when you’re ready to branch out.

Artist’s Journal Workshop: Creating Your Life in Words and Pictures I love this book for it’s insight into an artist’s journal – not the same as an Art Journal. This book focuses more on how to use your journal to further your creative practice and develop your own creativity. The author is a lifelong practicing artist with a wealth of information and guidance.

Create Your Own Artist’s Journal Again, this book is more about keeping a journal to record your own thoughts, impressions, drawings and reactions to the things you encounter. The author includes her own lovely watercolors and helpful information on incorporating journaling into your daily life.

Re-Bound: Creating Handmade Books from Recycled and Repurposed Materials This book is full of inspiration for upcycling all kinds of things into journals. The instructions are simplified a bit but adequate and the whole book encourages experimentation and creative exploration.

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Vintage Elegance Instant Book Folio Materials and Supplies

Vintage Elegance Instant Book Folio Materials and Supplies

These are the materials and supplies I used but you can adapt this book format in many ways to use what you have.  These affiliate links are to help you find the materials I use and like in the studio – enjoy!

 The free Art Party, presented by TW Studios, where I’m going to present this starts at 8 AM PST on Saturday, August 8, 2020 so don’t wait, head over here and sign up!

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Your Artful Life, Art Journaling, Mixed Media & More! Halloween 2020 Tag Swap Guidelines

It’s time to swap! Our past swaps have been such a hit, we’re having another event and you’re the first to see the details. Read on to find out all about it!

Who Loves Halloween? We do!

Spooky, funny, whimsical, or all at the same time! We’re inspired by all the Halloween fun and this swap is your chance to show off your quirky side!

 The 1-2-3 Step Summary:

  • 1. Make your Halloween Tag, single or multiples – no larger than 4 inches by 6 inches, or 10 cm by 15 cm and no thicker than 3 quarters stacked.
  • 2. Prepare 2 envelopes – one to Art Journaling for Beginners, P.O. Box 242, Enka, NC 28728 and a self-addressed envelope.
  • 3. Place your Tags, 2 loose US postage stamps (if in the US), and self-addressed envelope in the envelope for Art Journaling for Beginners and send it on its way!

BIG, GIANT, DON’T MISS CORONA/COVID NOTE:

What about coronavirus precautions?

Great question! I’ve checked into the best practices from the CDS and the USPS and here’s the scoop: the virus isn’t believed to live on paper surfaces for any appreciable time. They add that you should wash your hands after collecting or handling your mail. The pertinent resources are linked. If you are at all concerned, please do not participate.

Boo! Or Not…

What? What’s this?

I’m hosting another real-life papery goodness event here in the studio. This time we’re sharing artsy Halloween tags and everyone gets one!

How is this going to work?

  • Create a tag inspired by your favorite Halloween things – smaller than 4 inches x 6 inches (10 cm x 15 cm)
  • Also create a self-addressed envelope for your return tag
  • Place two loose first class stamps UNSTUCK into the envelope (international see below)
  • Put it all into another envelope and mail it to: Art Journaling for Beginners, PO Box 242, Enka, NC 28728
  • Get a tag back in the mail!

How scary is this going to be?

Not so bad…as long as you keep away from the really hard-core ugly stuff, we’ll be good. If you’re in doubt, it’s probably to far out.

How big can I make it?

No larger than 4 inches by 6 inches, or 10 cm by 15 cm for our metric folks. That makes it doable and makes the mailing far less complicated.

How about sticking stuff to it?

Sure – you can add dimensional elements but your finished tag in the envelope has to be less than 1/4 inch or three (3) US quarters stacked up. US Postal regulations are very finicky about this and thicker envelopes don’t fare well in their system and are often delayed or even destroyed!

What do you mean about leaving the stamps loose?

Just tuck them in the outer envelope but please, please don’t adhere them to your self-addressed envelope. This will make the re-mailing process way easier and less complicated!

Why two stamps?

The stamp situation here in the studio is…complicated. Some envelopes need more, some less, some are fat, some are thin and I can’t really keep track of it all ahead of time. Two stamps per submission gives some flexibility and breathing room when it’s time to send them all back. Think of it as your gift to me 😘

What about international?

I’d love to be able to use your stamps but US Postal regulations require US postage on mail leaving the country so I’ll cover that bit for you.

Do I really have to include a self addressed envelope?

Yes, that’s a big deal! My handwriting is not great even when I’m trying and goes downhill from there…

Can I send more than one tag?

Yes you can! You’ll get one tag for each one you send – Score!

What’s that address again?

Art Journaling for Beginners, P.O. Box 242, Enka, NC 28728

By when? 

I’m collecting tags in the studio until September 30, 2020 so you’ll want to mail them US post by Sep 21 and international by Sep 14.

When are you sending them back?

I’ll mail them the week of October 12, 2020 so they may arrive before Halloween, Oct 31, but postal delays are completely beyond my control (darn it!).

Can we see them as you get them?

Oh Yes! I’ll be sharing photos of all the paper goodies as they come in!

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