Shakespearean and Herb Windowpane Tags
Hello friends. Today we feature our Mixed Media Design Team member, Wendy Connors-Beckett of Wendy’s Journal Adventure. She is sharing her beautiful Shakespearean and Herb Windowpane Tags with you! The remind me of old Windowpanes, they she has placed the images on the tag. Such a fun tag art design idea and one that I am sure you will want to try out for yourself.
As you know, each week we highlight another Mixed Media project created by one of the exceptional Designers on our team. Each designer was given the task of using images from our Premium Membership Site to provide inspiration for your own projects. There is a blog post each week showing the photos of their finished artwork. We have a Show and Tell Video of the projects as well. Please scroll down to the end of this post to see her video. Be prepared to be inspired! I will now allow Wendy to tell you all about her art in her own words…
Making the Tags
I was poking around the Graphics Fairy Membership site and was intrigued by the domino and pendant digital pages in the Collage Sheet-Jewelry section. I kept seeing the possibility of using these sheets for journal or gift tags. Therefore, I printed off the Shakespearean Women page and the Herb page and got busy designing a quick and fun tag.
Here’s what you will need to complete this tag project:
- Scissors or paper cutter
- Graphics Fairy images (use links above)
- ¼ sheet Scrapbook paper (6 x 6 inches) – preferably with a small font print
- Hole punch for small holes
- Hole punch for regular size holes
- Parchment cardstock for tag base
- Distress Ink for aging the tag
- Jute – 4 inches
- Charm or small handmade bauble
- Sari silk – 6 inches
- Small piece of stamped muslin
- Sewing machine if you want to add texture
Quadrant of 4 Images
The first step is to choose a quadrant of 4 images together (two above and two below) that will form the base of the tag. Consider these four images to be the body of one tag. Cut them out as one tag cutting just below the bottom two images and approximately ¼ inch above the top two images (refer to the video). Glue this to a piece of cardstock (I prefer parchment cards stock) to stabilize the tag.
Next, cut one ¼ inch wide and one 3/8 wide strip for your scrapbook paper. Add the ¼ inch wide strip down the middle of the tag between the two vertical rows of two images. Then add the 3/8 inch strip across the middle horizontally. Trim the strips to be flush with the sides of the tags. Finally, add a ¼ inch strip across the top of the tag horizontally above the images. Please note – If you’d like you can ink the strips before adding them to the tag if you are looking for a grungier look.
Glue the stamped muslin to the middle of the tag where it will slightly overlap the corners of all four images. You can then sew around this stamp image and the perimeter of the tag if you want more texture. Ink the perimeter of the tag.
Create a Dangle
Now let’s create our Shakespearean and Herb dangle image. Glue one of the domino images to parchment card stock. Cut it out when dry and ink around the perimeter of the image. Punch a small hole in the left top corner of the image. Then punch another small hole in the bottom right corner of the tag. From the back of the small image, place one end of the jute through the hole. Run the jute through your charm or bauble, keeping it on top of the small image. Double knot the jute leaving a little space for the image and bauble to hang. Trim any long pieces of jute.
Now it’s time to add the sari silk. Punch a regular size hole at the top middle of the tag. Fold your sari in half and run it through the hole creating a loop, then double the sari ends back through the loop and pull to tighten. Trim the sari to your desired length.
Images Used to Make the Shakespearean and Herb Tags
For the Book, I have used the following bundles from The Graphics Fairy Premium Membership Site:
- Shakespearean Women 2 bundle (domino collage printable)
- Fresh Herbs bundle (domino collage printable)
Show and Tell Video
I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy Windowpane Tag project. I encourage you to give it a try and to add your own personal touches. Thank you all for watching!
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