Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Vintage Home Decor Tags 28, 29, 30, 31

Hi, Everyone,

Today I am showing you the last 4 Vintage Home Decor Tags. 

When you want to create a project made of several pieces & you want the eye to flow smoothly from piece to piece. . . one way to achieve cohesiveness is to use the same colour palette for all of the pieces.  All 31 of these Vintage Home Decor Tags were created to coordinate using shades of ivory, cream, sand, tan & brown with a sprinkling of black & white.  All 31 tags are different yet they all match.  Try this method the next time you create & see what you think.  It also makes the designing process much easier too.

Now for the tags!

Tag 28 highlights every single product used on the tag:  heavy crystal cardstock, wood grain paper, Tim Holtz house numbers, 7Gypsies metal sticky back edging, metal screw brads, 7Gypsies clips (used as hinges), Tim Holtz crystal paperclip, & the large metal brad (used as door handles).  Love those embellishments!
Tag 29 features an image printed onto sticky backed Canvas, attached to white corrugated cardboard, over a paper doily, then glued onto a tag.  The edges of the tag are dipped in embossing ink then Vintage Photo Distress Embossing power.  Distress embossing power has some silica particles that do not melt when heated which is what creates the "distressed" look.  After you heat set the powder remember to gently rub the excess powder off with your fingers.  This creates a great vintage look.

Tag 30 showcases clocks, watch parts & gears in all their glory.  The metal pieces are either attached with Fabri-tac or brads.  (I have used Fabri-tac for the past 10 years to hold all of my heavy metal embellishments vertically on canvases & other altered art pieces, none of which have fallen apart yet.  Embellishments that I have hot-glued or glossy accented on have dropped my heavy embellishments over time or when bumped.  That is why I swear by Fabri-tac.)  

Tag 31 compares the same products used in different orders to create a different look.  Compare the edges: On the edges of the tag I applied Walnut Distress Ink first, then Brass Distress Stain, then UTEE.  On the edges of the popped dragonfly image I applied Brass distress Stain first, then Walnut Distress Ink, then UTEE.  Distress Ink is formulated to react with moisture so it blends/smudges when the Distress Stain is applied over top even after the Distress Ink is dry!
Have fun creating!


  1. these pictures don't do these tags justice!!! They are gorgeous. Crazy amount of detail.

    1. Thanks, the tags were so much fun to do... and of course for me, the more embellishments the better. Thanks for stopping by!