Grungy Altered Tags

Hi Guys, I’ve got a make for you today – Hurray! It is a recycled make for The Altered Element. I have a number of these cute little tags I got free from magazines, I’ve been meaning to alter them for a while. 

Turning them from cute to grungy 🙂

I started by covering the tags with a layer of gesso then painted it with a layer of Eco Green Crafts Acrylic paints. I then stamped the tags using stamps from the Creative Expressions Vintage Games and Vintage Aviation kits with Archival ink. I then used Tim Holtz Distress Inks to distress the edges and a layer of Crackle paint over the top. The final finishing touch was to edge the tag with a leafing pen and add some alcohol ink coloured wire.

Hope you are all having a fun week.


Kim Dellow

Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She's a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. mustavcoffee

    Oh! yes! Kim much more fun than the little fairies:0) Love crackle paint and I like how you've hung your tags on your little man, he's displaying them beautifully!:0) xx

  2. Doone

    oh kim you should link to woyww, these are divine tags, and the hanger you chose (mr in proportion so draw me man) is just so Funny


  3. Jenny

    Oh what a brill idea! I always give these away but I really should think more about recycling them!

  4. Netty

    Thanks for the tip. Yours have turned out terrific. Annette x

  5. Eva

    Love that look! Amazing how you've transformed them so dramatically with so simple means.

  6. Sarpreet

    one word – gorgeous (and stunning)

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