Welcome To Life Documented With Kristi Nazzaro Week 42
Theme: A Look At Life Through Pictures (drawn or photos)
Prompt: Use a Tag Some Way
Technique: Stitching a Photo on an Altered Art Tag
Quote: Choose what works best for your photo
I am crazy for altered art tags. I love working small and incorporate tags in my art journals on a daily basis. I knew that adding a photo for this week’s theme would really add an element of fun to my piece.
I am taking a class online and happened to have all my Dylusions spray inks handy. After gathering a tag, some stamps (Stampers Anonymous, Paperbag Studios, Ali Edwards Designs) and fabric scraps I was ready to begin.
I sprayed a few different colors of the Dylusions spray inks directly on to my craft mat.
I then spritzed the inks with plain water.
I placed my tag face down directly in the ink. I was careful not to move the tag around too much. I didn’t want to mix the inks too much and end up with mud. I peeled the tag away from the craft mat and used a heating tool to dry most of the tag. I then let the tag air dry completely. There's a pinch of mud but not quite a puddle. :)
Once the tag was dry I dipped my fingers into clean water and dripped the water on to the tag. I used a paper towel next to soak up the drops. This left a few random water marks on my tag.
Again – I allowed the tag to completely air dry. Using stamps from both Stampers Anonymous and Paperbag Studios I added images using Jet Black Archival Ink. I also added a few hand drawn marks - x's are one of my favorites as are the hot pink little hash marks.
I never worry about stitching in a straight line. I love the freedom of feeding my piece through the machine and just let the machine do the work. Embrace the wonky and free stitch without worrying about straight lines. Once I was finished stitching I added an Ali Edwards Design Stamp that reads Super Good Times. Ali has beautiful handwriting. I stamped on the fabric as well as my picture and part of the tag. Again I used Archival Ink in Jet Black.
I always add ribbon or torn fabric at the top as a tie. And it’s finished. Easy breezy and a fun addition to your art journal pages. You can always make a few extra tags and give them as gifts or use them as book marks. Enjoy the process. I can’t wait to see the tags you all make!