Thursday, April 1, 2010

More Than A Tag


 Evelyn for blog

Our featured
designer for April
is Evelyn Spikes

Evelyn is “a happily retired high school English teacher in NE Oregon.”  She says, “I am fortunate to be able to spend as much time as I want crafting with paper and taking photographs. Married for more than 30 years, my husband and I have two grown in western Oregon and one in New York.”

We are excited to share some of the art that Evelyn has created in her spare time for the Pennywise Arts Design Team!  This is her first project, “More Than a Tag”. 10. Complete tag In this post Evelyn shows and tells us how she made this unique tag design, if you want to follow along just gather up these supplies:

*  Medium-sized tag (2 5/8 x 5 ¼”) and  an additional tag for cutting (manila file folder or cardstock can be used)

*  Collage stamp with distinct geometric images

*  Dye ink color of choice

Paperback O’So Sticky

*  Foam squares

*  Clear ultrafine micro beads

*  Choice of coordinating embellishments, including ribbon

How To Do This Technique

Step 1. Use dye ink to stamp tag with collage stamp.

1. Ink collage stamp

Step 2. Stamp a second time on extra tag.

2. Stamp tag

Step 3. Cut out desired geometric images in collage.

3. Stamp second tag; cut out images

Step 4. Using cut-out images, trace shapes on paperback O’So, cut out and apply to images.

4. Trace around image on paperback O'So

Step 5. Bead images with clear beads. Set aside.

5. Cover all cut-outs with O'So

Step 6. Apply ink to edges of stamped tag.

6. Apply ink to edges of tag

Step 7. Using foam squares, apply beaded collage shapes to matching locations on tag.

8. Beaded pop-ups7. Bead all cut-out shapes; apply to base with foam squares

8. Apply embellishments and coordinating ribbon.

9. Select embellishments and apply 

Stamp Credit: Inkadinkado

Evelyn has her own art blog where she shares her creations.  It’s updated regularly and is a great source of inspiration.   Be sure to check it out!


  1. Hi Evelyn! Congratulations on being the featured designer for April! I always love to see what you have been doing! Hugs! Dot

  2. Congratulations! How do I get the stamps! It is so wonderful!

  3. Beautiful tag Evelyn! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial too.

  4. Gorgeous as always Evelyn, and thanks for the great idea!

  5. WOW Evelyn! You always do such awesome work.I still have card and a couple of bookmarks you made for me. Thank you & HUGS Therresa D-W


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