How to make a Halloween Tag

Making tags is a lot of fun and if you have not made one before you are missing out.  You ask what one might do with these handmade tags….the answer is simple – add them to gift bags, tie them to packages, attach them to handmade cards, organize your studio, stash them in the kids lunch box, jot down an inspirational message on the back and drop onto a co-workers desk or just make them for you…..
SONY DSCSanna created this super fun mixed media tag for Halloween that walks us through some great mixed media steps that you can use for any themed or every tag.  
What you will need:
1. It´s orange – Glimmer Mist
2. Fully Purple – Glimmer Mist
3. Valencia – Chalkboard Mist
4. Java – Glimmer Glaze
5. Saffron- Glimmer Glaze
6. Collage Tissue Frames – 7gypsies
8. Steampunk rubbings – numbers – 7gypsies (or any black rub-on)
9. Tags & Ties Skinny White
10. 7gypsies gaffer tape (letters)
11. Skull chipboard & sticker – 3rd Eye Craft
12. 7gypsies stamp – PS0680
13. Twine (black, white, gold)
14. Dymo, dymo tape (purple)
15. cork stars (studio calico)
16. Sharpie (black)
Tools Used:  Ranger matte medium;  Stapler; Heat gun; Scissors; Dymo; Paper glue
Try these steps to create a fun mixed media tag that is so much fun to make:
Step 1:  Take two white tags in various sizes and some frames tissue paper to go with it.
Fussy cut a frame from the tissue sheet and use matte medium to glue it down on the bigger tag background.  You can make your own tissue by stamping onto white, kraft or ivory tissue if you don’t find the style tissue you are looking for.
Step 2: Next use a background stamp to add random stamped details on both tags. Use a waterproof ink.
You can stamp over, under or around the tissue piece.
Step 3: After that use two different shades of orange Glimmer Mist and/or Chalkboard Spray Ink to color the bigger tag. Then use a purple ink tone to spray ink the smaller tag. Let dry.
 Step 4:  When both tags are dry, apply some random ink splatters in the opposite color and let dry.
You can take the mister out of the bottle and use it to make the splatter marks. SONY DSC
Step 5:   Use a piece of gaffer tape/washi tape on the side of the smaller tag for decoration. Add some outlining with a black pen and some stapled details. Embellish as you like.
Step 6:  Glue a skull sticker in the middle of the frame image and spray ink a chipboard skull with the same ink as the tag. Let dry and then glue it over the skull sticker. You don´t need to use skulls, you can use any kind of halloween themed element here.
Step 7:  Add more detail to the tag by adding rub-on elements, sticker numbers, metal pieces or any other decorational elements you prefer. Glue both tags together, add twine and a dymo sentiment and your tag is done and ready to be added to a halloween present or a gift.
Step 8:  make a hole or put cord, lace, ribbon or jute through the hole to finish things off.
These simple steps are so easy to do, be free with the colors you choose, be free with the layers, use up goodies you have, try new things, stamp if you want, try rub-ons, decoupage some tissue, staple some paper, pin a pin, write something, glue it down, tie it up…. there are no rules, just fun, don’t over think the process, just create!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you venture to make tags of your own, please share them bringing a smile to someone’s face that might just need a little happy, even if it does have a a clever little skull right in the middle!!!!
Love this Sanna, thanks for sharing this great tag with us.  To see more of Sanna’s work stop by her blog.
Happy Creating!!!


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'How to make a Halloween Tag' have 2 comments

  1. October 24, 2015 @ 9:33 am Ilana Polakiewicz

    Wow!!! This tag is really a peace of art. I love it.


  2. October 28, 2015 @ 6:28 pm Sanna

    thank you Ilana <3


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