My teacher always complained that I would never paint large paintings. The largest I liked was about a 16 x 20. Rare occasions had me painting on a 20 x 26 but very rarely. She liked the 40 x 50 size. That's freaking huge!!! Especially to a 10 year old! My favorite was, and still is, the small canvas sizes of 8 x 10 and smaller. I don't know why. To this day I have groupings hanging in my house of smaller framed paintings that are 8 x 10 and smaller.
All that info leads me back to the tags. I think one of the reasons I like tags so much is that they are like a mini piece of art. My favorite size. The more intricate the design the better. I posted 2 tags a few posts ago, but I wanted to post pics of all the tags from the class I had recently that was just about tags.
This tag is one of my favorites. It was shown on the previous post but I wanted to show the more detailed photos. The paper collection used is by Authentique. I just adore the colors. So many people make the tags but don't know how to then use them. I created the layout to show how to incorporate a tag into a layout. Didn't it turn out great? As you can see the tag fits perfectly into the burlap pocket I created on the page.
Who doesn't love those mini hangars? Had to use them. A bit of bling and Voila!
Oh my. This tag turned out so elegant. This is a foil technique I saw on Pinterest (my addiction). This tag is made the same way I saw how to make it on Pinterest. However, for my class I changed it and used modelling creme and one of the wonderful Crafter's Workshop templates. We played with some other tidbits and the foil too.
My second favorite and the reason I did the tag class is this cutie. Everyone wanted to make this one. It has a bunch of tiny components, and probably took the longest to make, but the efforts are worth it. In class I showed other variations including a Christmas tag made this way.
And lastly.....the gift card holder. How many times do I give up and just purchase a gift card as a gift? Well, at least now they can be given in a cute tag! How cool is it that I get the satisfaction of making the tag and then giving the mini art to someone with a gift.
All of these tags were inspired by tags I pinned while on Pinterest. Visit me on Pinterest and you can see them on my boards (I am under Terri Chronister-Burnette). I hope one of these inspired you today. Let me know what you think.......