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Love is in the Air Gift Tag

By: Shawn Petite - Art. Workshops. Tools to help you create
February 4, 2016

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Love is in the Air Gift Tag
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Love is in the air and for February I love to give gifts to all my friends to just remind them just how important they are and how much I love them. I usually create something handmade and this year I put together the cutest tag to complete their gifts. I show you the steps to using an ordinary paint chip sample from your local hardware store, so that you can show someone just how much you care for them!

Items needed:

  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Clear Matte Medium
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Crackle Paste - White
  • DecoArt Media Antiquing Creams - Raw Umber
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Carbon Black
  • Andy Skinner Stencils 8x8 - Alphabet Spaghetti
  • Americana Stencils 6x8 - Daisy Chain
  • Paint Swatch
  • Book pages or scraps of vintage papers
  • Ribbon or toile and Fringe/tassles
  • Metal embellishment/key
  • Black Pen
  • Charcoal Pencil
  • Assorted Brushes
  • Palette Knife
  • E6000
  • Heart Stencil


I started with a paint chip from my local hardware store, and some scraps of paper and book page.

Cut out the shape of the paint chip on the book page, (a little smaller) and tear the scrap papers and put those down with Media matte medium.

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Once that was dry I used the Andy Skinner Alphabet soup stencil and sprayed Media Shimmer mister in primary magenta to add interest and unify the tag and let dry.

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I cut a heart stencil and using a palette knife I put down some crackle paste in a medium thick coat (for best crackle results let air dry about 30 to 45 minutes), If you use a heat tool the crackle does not crackle as well (trust me I tried).

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Once dry and all the gorgeous crackles have appeared, I coated the entire tag with antiquing cream using a rag, rubbing into all the cracks of the heart to make it really pop.

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After the antiquing cream was dry I shaded around the heart with a charcoal pencil and then sealed it with Media ultra matte varnish and let dry.

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I added the metal key (you could use any embellishment) Using E6000.

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I used the daisy chain stencil and the personally yours stencil along with Media fluid acrylic carbon black paint, to add the flowers at the top of the tag and the Love on the bottom.

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Using a hole punch I punch a hole at the top of the tag and added black toile and then Using E6000 again, I added the tassel trim at the bottom, wrapping it all the way around the back.

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Do the same process for the back so that you have a clean and cute surface to write your love note.

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Have fun…. Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Be sure to visit Shawn Petite - Art. Workshops. Tools to help you create  for more projects and to learn more about Shawn.


Hmmmm - just thinking how fab it would be to be on that friend list Shawn - eheheheheheheheh!!!! What a wonderful thing to do for those closest to you. This is just wonderful. Love the fringe and that crackle looks so yummy - well.... it's all just INCREDIBLY FUN and LUSCIOUS from top to bottom. Can't believe it's only 10 days away. Looks like you are ready girl!! Such a super inspiration. Thanks bunches. j.


February 4, 2016

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