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. These gift tags are beautiful and can be altered for different gift giving occasions.
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.
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!