Where has the year gone? And what a year it has been. I have worked un unbelievable amount of hours and to be honest not even sure where I found the time to really create. But it does relax me and I truly enjoy all the great projects.
This is a photo heavy post.
I wanted to make some shakers from the store this holiday season. I originally started out with just the shakers. And then I got the brilliant idea to add them to a tag, but make them removable and add a ribbon so they can be hung from the tree as an ornament. This project snowballed so to speak.
I did make a video of the creative process, enjoy!
Both the fronts and the back of the tags are pretty to look at. I made the shakers and adhered then to the tags with some Velcro.
I started these tags with the Tags from the store, I used my adhesive machine and got a even layer of adhesive and added the paper and trimmed up all the edges. After a quick layer of clear gesso. I crackled the background, setting it aside to dry naturally.
I try and incorporate elements from the paper collection into the project. I found some flatback pearls to add to the tags and the flower clusters.
Using the circle lattice stencil, I added some glass glitter, not getting the effect I was looking for. I liked how it came out, just not how I anticipated the paste drying.
I added the mini ornate pieces to each of the flower clusters on the front of the tags. Finishing each cluster with some Norwegian pinecones and some dried seeds.
Here are a few close-ups of the shaker ornaments and the tags.
I coloured each of the shakers with a variety of PITT pens, Gelatos and waxes.
I topped off each of the clusters with some snowflake paste to add to that wintery feel.
I used a variety of glitter, shaker elements, candy canes and snowflakes in each of the shakers.
Here are the little shaker ornaments.