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.


  1. 17 November 2010 / 12:14 pm

    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. 17 November 2010 / 1:35 pm

    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. 17 November 2010 / 3:06 pm

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

  4. 17 November 2010 / 4:25 pm

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

  5. 17 November 2010 / 8:13 pm

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

  6. 18 November 2010 / 6:23 am

    one word – gorgeous (and stunning)

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