i love making tags because it's a quick way for me to be creative, a little jumpstart to my day. It's also a great way for me to use up my stash of leftover supplies or try out new techniques. You can find details on how to make these two tags at the MMME Blog. People often ask "what do you do with all your tags? You must have a bazillion of them."
a bazillion & one to be exact.
Actually i don't have that many left because i use them in different ways. Mostly i use them for gifts or even as notes (like cards). Sometimes i hang them up on my inspiration boards as art hanging around my studio. I also use them on my layouts or in my art journals. Here's a look at some ways to use tags.
the tag was a piece that didn't make it onto my layout i was working on. i had my neocolor ii crayons out and decided to color the tag with greens to complete this page. i was also working with some black paint so i decided to paint the leaf on the tag and then added to my page.
If you create a tag you love you can use them on your layout. Take those creative pieces and bring them together with a photo you love to tell your story. On this layout you can also see my honeycomb stencil with distress inks in the background.
Tags as an mini art album. These wooden tags started out with me playing around with gesso and Maya Mist. I tied them together with baker's twine to create a little visual journal.
Tags as a display. I love this for a holiday display. You can make them with your kids and then hang them up on a simple frame.
Playing around with my stencils and going through lots of tags. I keep them all stacked up for future use, like on this layout. When you need a focal point, tags are a great way to draw attention and create contrast.
So how do you like to use tags?