Let’s pretend that you’ve never done anything other than written on a tag and added it to the gift you’re giving to someone. If you’ve read the post about ‘Rules of Tag Art’ and ‘Starting at the very Beginning’ (below) then you’ll know that there are actually no rules to Tag Art. But, that being said, it can be a bit daunting if you’ve seen some of the fabulous bits of Tag Art that are knocking around the internet – or on Pinterest! Now I’m not here to daunt anyone, I’m hoping to perhaps get one or two folks making their own types of Tag Art, so I thought I’d start with something which isn’t at all daunting.
A small tag, on which I used some coloured pens and a crocheted flower! The plant pot with the stalk and leaves growing out of it are drawn onto a small flower shaped (or scalloped) tag with coloured pens, using my left hand, (I’m right-handed but my right wrist and hand is out of [proper] action at the moment as I have tendonitis and can’t hold a pen properly) and I simply added that crocheted flower by gluing it onto the tag at the end of the stalk.
Ok … I can see you aren’t daunted – so let’s take it a bit further …
A new tag, this time with a blue flower, but I’ve added a bumble bee bzzzzzzing his way to his date with some pollen! We could leave it right there and simply add the tag to a scrapbook or maybe to the front of a handmade card. Or … we could do something on that other little tag that you can see peeping out at the top of the photo …
Awww … he’s brought a couple of friends to join him for a spot of pollen collection! … they’re a little late and they’re on another tag, …. but hey, that’s Sat Nav’s for you, and … besides, better late than never, eh?!
These two tags, teamed together, ‘speak’ to each other, and to the person looking at them. They kind of make you smile a little, don’t they.
You could use these in a scrapbook as part of the page – maybe a photograph of a picnic and these would fit the story being told in the photo. Or you could use these on the front of a card – or even inside a card as a surprise. You could pop these into your childs lunchbox so that they get a surprise at lunchtime when they’re at school, and get a little love with a message written on the back of them. There are a million and one things you can do with Tag Art. You’re only limited by your imagination.
This tag … is destined for a gift. It’s going to a young lady who lives in Birmingham (England), and I’m pretty sure that when she receives it, it won’t be thrown away like the normal gift tags, but it will be removed from her package and put to use in some other way. Maybe in one of her scrapbooks. Maybe even popped into a box frame and used as a bit of wall art. See .. that’s the thing with Tag Art; It’s so fabulously versatile. And so fabulously fantastic too – both to make and to receive!