Thursday, January 31, 2013

DIY Stamped Wooden Gift Tags



On Tuesday I showed how easy it is to make gifts using cabochons and blanks.  Presentation is everything (right?) so a special gift deserves special packaging.



Supplies:
Wood Tags
Paint
Americana Crackle Medium
Stamps and Ink

How to decorate wooden tags:

Step one:  Paint the tag with a base color.  This is what will show through the cracks.  Let dry.

Step two:  Paint an even layer of Americana Weathered Wood Crackle Medium.  Let dry.

Step three:  Paint your top color on.  As it dries, it will begin to crackle and expose the base color.  I like a lot of contrast.


Step four:  When it has dried, you can stamp on the painted surface.  I like to use text stamps and the itty bitty stamps I never seem to find uses for.

Step five (optional):  Seal with a spray on finish.  I don't always do this, but since these are Valentine themed and I used a metallic base paint, I opted to go for a high gloss finish.


Now I can use twine and ribbon to tie on my gift item.  Then I place the set in a small gift bag or box.  I love to make simple gift bags by folding over the top of brown paper bags and stapling a doily to the top.  Sweet packaging for a sweet handmade gift!






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3 comments:

  1. They looks so cute, great way to customize them! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. These are adorable!! They totally look like leather not wood!!

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  3. very lovely :)


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