The Tag Journal Project – No. 2

The Tag Journal Project  No. 2 - Manilla shipping tag, scrapbook papers, Distress ink, Ranger paint dabbers.

The Tag Journal Project
No. 2 – Manilla shipping tag, scrapbook papers, Distress ink, Ranger paint dabbers.

The Tag Journal Project – No. 2

This is the second tag in the project and the first for an event with journalling on the back.  I think I actually made this one by covering up a big mess that I had originally put on the tag.  Ah, scrapbook paper – oh how you save me.

I layered the torn scrapbook papers on the tag and aged them with some Frayed Burlap Distress ink.  They just didn’t look like they tied in together and like it was missing a little somethin’ somethin’.  So I added some of the Ranger Jenni Bowlin Chilli Pepper paint dabber which seemed to do the trick.

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I like this tag because it was a saved one.  Like I said in the first post for the Tag Journal Project, I am NOT an ‘anything can be saved’ kinda girl.  If it sucks and it’s not working, I throw it in the bin.  But this one, I saved.  And it was a quick and easy tag.  I didn’t over think it.  I didn’t plan it out before hand.  And it is all scrapbook paper which is very not me too.  I usually add more stamping and paint.  And I try to make things look more complex and advanced.  I like how simple this one feels.

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The journaling for this one was going to see the movie James Bond Skyfall.  I just did the journalling in pencil because I was worried using a black ink might seep through and wreck the tag.  But I’m wondering if pencil is going to be too light a year from now if I go back to read it.  Maybe I just need to get darker lead and cross my fingers it doesn’t rub off too much.  I played with a little bit of journaling – experimenting with letters.  In pencil, you can rub it out if it didn’t work.  And because it’s on a tag, it doesn’t feel like it has to be perfect.  When it is on an art journal page that you just spent an hour on, it’s a whole different story.

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