Autumn, Pumpkins, and You Etcetera Tag with Prima Autumn Sunset
Hello, Friends! Let’s cozy up with a cuppa and take a look at this Autumn, Pumpkins, and You Etcetera Tag, shall we? Autumn is all about rich textures, beautiful colors and layers. I’ve incorporated all those elements into this lovely home decor piece.
Etcetera tags are huge. This “small” tag measures 5 1/2″ x 10″ and it’s about 1/4″ thick. A perfect size and weight for home decor, and able to stand up to mixed media techniques, these tags are a favorite base. I thought you might enjoy seeing how I prepared the tag base with mixed media supplies. So I put together a little “mini tutorial” for you.
Autumn, Pumpkins, and You Etcetera Tag: Layer by Layer
Begin by painting the edges of your Etcetera Tag with DecoArt Copper Metallics Paint. Dry with your heat gun.
Next, randomly apply Versamark Embossing Ink directly to the edges of the tag. Then sprinkle randomly with Seth Apter Patina Oxide Baked Texture.
Now heat emboss, but don’t bake it all the way, as you will be adding another layer of embossing powder.
Let the first layer of embossing powder cool, the randomly apply Versamark to the edges again. Then sprinkle lightly with Emerald Creek Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder. Heat emboss until you like the finish. This is a matter of personal choice.
I like to emboss my powders until they are like dark toast…not quite burnt, but rich and toasty!
Next, I cut a liner sheet about 1/2″ smaller than the tag. Collage paper scraps and fussy cut images in layers, stitch on the machine and you’ve got a great base to work with. There’s no real wrong way to do this.
Autumn, Pumpkins, and You Etcetera Tag: The Details
Cluster images and elements together to create a focal point. This is important. The eye needs a place to rest.
This vintage curtain tie back is made of tin. I altered it with paint and embossing powders to add rich autumn hues. Then I clustered flowers and autumn leaves around it to blend it into the collage.
Top the tag with gorgeous plaid ribbon, curly ribbon, acorns and more flowers. The green balls are green peppercorns from my kitchen.
Autumn, Pumpkins, and You Etcetera Tag: The Flip Side
There’s a lot of great real estate on the back side of these tags. Finish the back side with a lovely little waterfall cascade. Just add photos!
I have a few of these tags scattered around my home as decor. This one sold in my Etsy shop. I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Thanks for stopping by!
- Prima Autumn Sunset
- Small Tim Holtz Etcetera Tag
- Seth Apter Baked Texture: Patina Oxide
- Emerald Creek Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder
- Versamark Embossing Ink Pad
- Ribbon, embellishments and fibers from my stash