I used regular manila packing tags measuring 4 3/4" by 2 3/8" to work on. I started by painting different colors of acrylic paint on the tags with a paint brush. I allowed the first color to dry before applying a second color. I used StazOn ink to stencil the words on each tag. I just applied the ink with a cosmetic sponge dabbing it through the stencil.
Next I stamped a different face on each tag and then applied a small amount of white gesso using another Pocket Stencil from the Mini Steampunk collection.
I decided to add small pieces of washi tape to each tag and stamp some loopy script, also from Dina Wakley.
When I'm just adding a touch of script like this I do not mount the stamp on an acrylic block. I roll parts of the stamp in the StazOn ink and then roll it onto the tag. That way I just get a hint of the stamp.
I did the same thing with each tag just adding the elements in different spots on each tag. Here are all my ladies in a row.
Each tag has a blank surface on the back side which could easily be used for journaling. The words give a positive thought for each day. We can all use positive thoughts! I joined them all together using a metal ring and then added some matching ribbons to the mix.
When you have a chance you might pop over to the Artistcellar blog to check out the blog hop going on showcasing the five new Pocket Stencils release. Who knows maybe you will win your own set of these adorable and useful stencils.
Take care, thanks so much for stopping by. If you have time please leave a comment, I love to hear what you think. I'll have another stencil tutorial to share with you next Tuesday. Until then, hugs~ Renee