Monday, August 12, 2013

Collage Society

I am in a great group on Facebook called the Studio run by April Cole.  She has challenges every month.  This month the Collage Society is making tags.  They are a great way to get into doing collage.  They are small so are pretty quick to whip up. After making these I realized that we are making 4 different ones with 4 themes throughout the month.  We are going to make little books out of the tags. I think that sounds like fun.

For this swap the tags had to use words or letters in some way.

I used a base of collaged words on each tag, I used old book pages and music pages.

Then I added Faber - Castell gelatos for some color. I just slapped sever colors on and blended them with my fingers.

Then I added paper scraps and a focal image.

And lastly I added embellishments like doodles, ribbons and buttons.

Have you seen these at Michaels? It looks like Sharpie is making more of these pens again.  These are smaller and I really love them.   They are extra fine so perfect for writing and lettering on journal pages.  They are water-based.  So far I have seen this pack and a metallic one. I searched all over the net for other colors but had no success. I hope them come out with more colors soon.


  1. I love your tags! (Sorry I've been so absent lately)

    I saw those new Sharpies at Michael's the other day but was so frustrated that I didn't stop to really look at them...they no longer carry my black and white Sharpie paint pens! I'll have to go back and check these out. The colors might be fun.


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