Tag You're It: Making Resin Gift Tags
Christmas is a busy time, lots of presents under the tree, people tearing through packages to get to the goodies.... that Christmas morning call, "hey, did you get my present?"Wouldn't it be nice if people remembered your presents just by the wrapping, ribbon or the TAG?!
Well I have your solution!
A few years ago I can across some cute cairn terrier pins. I bought two knowing one day I would do something with them. At the time I thought I would give one to my mom and one for myself. The other day I came across them and thought about using them to craft a tag. When I bought the pins I only had one terrier....
So I found the best arrangement of the pins so all four dogs could be seen.
Then I taped a craft stick through the back so they wouldn't move while I was making the mold.
I then slid the craft stick out after I place it in the Amazing Mold Putty.
I then used the Pick set from Amazing Mold Putty to press the pins farther into the mold putty.
You really need to press it down so the mold putty raising up between the dogs.
Fill your mold with Amazing Casting Resin. I even mixed some black resin dye in this mix.
My first cast I attempted to make it the same color as my dogs. I also used some copper Rub n Buff, but it didn't have enough contrast. I ended up painting the whole thing with black acrylic paint.Craft fail!
I used a Marvy tag paper punch for my package tag.
I used gold Rub n Buff on the black resin dogs and glued them to the tag.
Some of my resin dog sets came out darker black than other, but that is ok.
Now I just need to make about 30 more tags for Christmas presents so everyone will know which packages came from me!
Don't you forget about me....(sorry, I had an 80's moment)
The real deal!
|left to right: Lily, Sassy, Sweet Pea, Duncan|
Instead of just making pendants and charms - turn it into a tag!
You Can Craft Your Own Way!