Monday, February 11, 2013

Creative uses for luggage tags


In Lesson One of my Joggles class (Fantasy Faux Mail with Sandra Holtzman), we worked on transferring images onto luggage tags.  I bought some large tags from the Joggles store, measuring about 3½" x 7½.  One of our assignments was to take one image and split it between a number of tags.



I found a vintage illustration of the world.  On one tag I glued down an image of a balloon flying overhead; the other has a person carrying a sign.  These tags are available in my Etsy shop.  The insert (above) is a view of the back, and says "Luggage Tag" on top.



Another idea I had was to make message tags to hang on a door.  I always use the "Do Not Disturb" signs at hotels where I stay.  I thought, why not leave a tag on your bedroom door at home, telling the world where you are?  I'm sure kids would get a kick out of these.



Here's how three of them looked at first, after the images was transferred.  Then I glued some illustrations onto the tags, painted the background of one and used my alphabet stamps.    



I loved how the deer in the woods came out on this tag.  I wasn't going to add anything else to it.  But when I saw my butterfly tape in its basket, it reminded me of a book I just finished (Flight Behavior) and I decided to add the tape along the top, with some green ribbon.   



Here's the backside of the tag.  I'll be putting these tags in my Etsy shop as well.  There are other assignments to do, including using photographs and coffee on watercolor paper!  I've been wanting to decorate shipping tags for some time now, but just didn't make the time.  Fortunately, I was lucky enough to have this as an assignment.   

8 comments:

Karen S. said...

What a cool assignment- awesome artwork!

Karen S. said...

What a cool assignment- awesome artwork!

Splendid Little Stars said...

The class sounds like so much fun! Your tags turned out great!

Duni said...

I have a "do not disturb" sign hanging outside my studio door :)
I love the nature tags and the vintage image is very cool!

Nancy said...

How cute! I love that they are different from what you usually do, but also very similar process to your journal pages!

Rose said...

What a great addition to your shop! I share Nancy's thoughts about these items.

Memories for Life said...

What a fun idea. I love the deer! These would make great bookmarks too :)

BeadedTail said...

Those are cute! I like the Take a Hike one! I think I could use that one and the Do Not Disturb for work! :)

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