Tags are such a fun way to add some extra personality to our journals. While making our tags we play with stitching, threads, and fabric scraps. We use quotes, images, and mark-making to make our tags uniquely ours. We create tags using mop-up papers and fragments discarded from our journals, and I share a few tips and tricks for easier art journaling.
- Papers used to mop up excess paints, inks, or other supplies during previous projects
- Papers or pages removed from this journal project
- Tags – blank or painted
- Fabric scraps
- Discarded threads from previous stitching projects
- Gathered quotes of motivation or inspiration
Using mop-up papers or previously discarded journal pages create tags.
Gather tags that may be hiding in your stash.
Take some time to create little stitched tag tabs. These tabs are created by layering little fabric scraps messily stitched together. Remember to create messy thread bundles to add some additional interest.
Safety pins can be transformed into tag embellishments by tying discarded threads and tiny fabric scraps along the spine of your safety pin.
Use a combination of printed and typed quotes to be added to your tags to create your motivational tags.
Look for ways to personalize tags through mark-making, stitching, or images.
Are there any additional parts that have been removed from your journal that can be reused on your tags?