Monday, 13 April 2015

Altered file folder part 2, - the tags

Hi all and thank you for dropping by today. A week or so ago I posted an altered file folder and today I want to share the first two tags I made to fit inside the pockets.
The one on the left was made almost entirely with bits and pieces the lovely Linda from the Funkie Junkie Boutique put in with a parcel of goodies I had ordered from her. I then tried to make the one on the right in a similar style. Here are some details:
The background to this one was done with a mix of texture paste through a Tim Holtz stencil, a mix of Decoart Media paints and Distress Paints and of course my beloved Treasure gold.
The central panel is about ATC size, background done in a similar way and then I collaged the rose image and a couple of die cuts Linda had sent me, added some hearts cut from book papers and a couple of chit chat stickers. I added shading, covered the whole panel with Decoart Crackle Glaze and then rubbed in Antiquing cream to bring out the cracks.
A little metal heart ornament altered with some paints finished it all off..

Now for this one I also want to show you the back quickly. I covered it with some paper from a DCWV 6 x 6 paper line I discovered while in the States. It's called Gauze paper, and yes the paper is actually covered with real gauze. (I found you can get it in the UK at Crafty Charlies)! I just loved it the moment I saw it. It comes in a variety of colours, this one was sort of dark turquoise, and then I just added some sprays and bits of Treasure gold, just as an experiment, but there are of course endless possibilities., - think dry brushing, die cutting, embossing etc etc.
Alright, now onto tag number 2:
Background done in a very similar way, with the addition of some die cuts cut with the Tim Holtz Mixed Media Thinlets.
This time the central panel was done on watercolour paper with a scrap of a paper serviette, some background stamping and some paints to blend it all together.
I die cut a heart from another scrap of the gauze paper, this time I dry brushed it with various colours to blend with the rest of the tag.
Here you can see how the tags fit neatly into the pockets of the folder:
Alright, 2 more tags to go for the next page, but I thought I would post them on another day so as not to make this post too long.

Thank you for visiting like always and have a wonderful week!

42 comments:

  1. such rich colors and textures! you're always an inspiration.
    have a wonderful week..
    tamara <3

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  2. Astrid, Your tags are beautiful! I love Gauze paper and how all the elements are tied in together. Thanks for your inspiration.

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  3. Beautiful tags Astrid, love that gauze paper! And don't you love those generous little gifts Linda tucks into her parcels? How wonderful to include them all together on your lovely tag.

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  4. Gorgeous piece, Astrid! Valerie

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  5. Beautiful tags Astrid. Love all the texture and aging. Looking forward to seeing the next ones xx

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  6. Stunning is the word that pops immediately to mind Astrid, each is so individual.

    B x

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  7. Beautifully textured Tags Astrid, they look exquisite in your altered manilla folder:-) xxx

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  8. These are beautiful, as is the altered folder they're going into! Your work is always fantastic, Astrid.

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  9. I'm a little behind with my comments ... I have been enjoying myself with my blog friend from The Netherlands ... I have back tracked and I just adore what you have been doing ... The textures are incredible!! And so very pretty!

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  10. They are oh so beautiful, dear Astrid,-like little stories telling about everything lovely.
    The gauze paper truly is something special, and gives a great texture to the whole tag. Love them and the way they "talks" to me.
    Dorthe, xoxo

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  11. Oh wow, Astrid! I am in awe! These tags are so beautiful. I love the various techniques you used. I need to get some of that gauze paper.

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  12. Beautiful Astrid! I love the subtle crackle over everything and that gauze paper is amazing! I love how you used all the little things that you got from Linda! She always tucks the most wonderful little extras into your parcel! Wonderful work! hugs :)

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  13. WOW!!! What an amazing project this is!!! Love the holder from previous post and the tags are so gorgeous! Love that crackle glaze and the gauze paper is such a nice touch!

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  14. Oh my goodness Astrid. What stunning tags and they looks so fabulous in the file folders. Just love them and cannot stop looking them either. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

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  15. Your tags are stunning and I love the look of this gauze paper.
    Julie x

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  16. I do believe Brenda picked up some of the cheesecloth/gauze during her last visit. It is wonderful to work with and love your use of it. Astrid, these two tags are gorgeous. Love all the collaged layers and texture!

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  17. two beauties astrid - I adore the texture you've got in these multilayered tags - so many techniques too - brilliant xx

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  18. Love these! Ive been tempted by the gauze paper but now I need to go get some. Great info and wonderful tags!

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  19. Gorgeous tags Astrid, it seems I will now be looking for gauze paper. The colours and details all look wonderful.
    Yvonne xx

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  20. Love all the structures Astrid, great work! xMiranda

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  21. Two beautiful tags for the gorgeous folder! Your backgrounds and items added are wonderful. I am very interested in the gauze paper and will have to do a search for that - it looks awesome. As always, Astrid, thanks for sharing.

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  22. Beautiful tags!! Your work is always outstanding!!!

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  23. Stunning tags, Astrid!! Love how you've used the great Funkie Junkie Boutique ephemera, and your floral images are so beautiful. As usual, your textures and coloring pull me in to look at all the details..... fabulous. And I've not seen that gauze paper before - will definitely be checking that out!! xxxx Lynn

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  24. OMG, I love that grunge look of your stunning tags! Absolutely amazing! I really need to get that gauze paper! Love the colors and a rich texture! Those tags are so YOU! Outstanding creation, Astrid!
    Hugs :)
    Branka xxx

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  25. I love that you share your steps Astrid- more experimenting for me! Gorgeous tags!! xo

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  26. Beautiful tags! It's always a pleasure to see your work! I love that Crackle glaze on the tags! The gauze paper sure looks interesting here!

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  27. j'aime votre art :-) désolée je ne parle pas l'anglais

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  28. I really love how you used the gauze paper Astrid, it looks fabulous and you really have made great use of the lovely things we get from Linda, your treatment of the heart is just fantastic. You 'mirrored' your second tag beautifully too. Stunning work, as always! Hugs, Anne xx

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  29. Astrid, this might be my favorite ever. Such detail and texture. The gauze paper is divine. xx

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  30. Such beautiful tags - I love the vintage flower images and the textures and detail. They are perfect for the tag holder and I can't wait to see your next two! I'm off to investigate gauze paper as it looks fabulous!

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  31. Such a wonderful vintage inspiration and really perfect in the suitable tag holder! hugs, Kerstin

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  32. Aw these are SO pretty Astrid! They really suit the tag pocket book perfectly. You've inspired me to make one of these myself.
    Have a blessed day, my friend. ~ Cobs . x

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  33. Mir fehlen die Worte - was für wundervolle Tags!!!!

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  34. Fantastic tags Astrid! Saw that gauze paper at Stitches and promptly forgot it so thank you so much for the heads up! Jenny x

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  35. You know....you achieve the greatest texture of anyone! Just perfection every time I come here! These are gorgeous!

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  36. Two gorgeous tags to go into that wonderful little folder!! Love the gauze paper, I've never heard of it. Looks fabulous!! Such gorgeous detail on both of these!! Love them!! xx

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  37. Glorious stencilled texture on these - they are mixed media marvels!
    Alison xx

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  38. OMG, Astrid, I love love love these tags. You know just the right things to do to make them awesome! Hugs, Barbara

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