Monday 22 September 2014

Canvas tags

These canvas tags are so quick and easy to make. If you are anything like me you save the tags from new clothes, especially the ones that come with fabric tags.. now you can make your own. 

Canvas on a roll is fairly cheap and can be bought from art shops, you can also find sheets of canvas sometimes in the pound/dollar shop. 

Cut your tags, either by hand or using a die cutting machine. 

Take a selection of markers and add some random scribbles, or more deliberate patterns... up to you..

Put a little rubbing alcohol into a small pray bottle, and spray your canvas tags. the ink will disperse, if you tilt the tags the ink will run. You can leave it to dry or if you feel there is too much ink then blot some away with a paper towel.  You are left with these lovely softly blended backgrounds. 

Distress the edges

Then add your favourite text stamps. I used Hot Picks XT03

A bit more stamping..

Final bit of distressing and some eyelets added. I then coloured the 'brass' eyelets with my markers to match the tags. 

You could use these on a card, or a scrapbook page, or just add to a gift. 

I have a pack of Vibrant Tones to give away. To be in with a chance of winning please do the following TWO things.

Go to my post on the Letraset site and leave a comment AND add your name to the linky below here.


  1. Loving these fabric tags so much especially with the wording on them. What is rubbing alcohol please? :-) xxx

  2. Love the idea of canvas tags, can be used in art journals or mixed media!!

  3. Great tags, love the different sizes you've cut and the distressed look to them!

  4. These are so brilliant and fun! You are so full of ideas! I've just been doing some chatsworth canvas tags,

    Lucy x

  5. There can't be any room to move in your head with all these fantastic inspirational ideas in there lol !! Fabulous tag idea and another great give away too - it's all good x

  6. These would look awesome on scrapbook pages too :D XXX

  7. These are just too cool Darcy. Love how the edges distress so well. My man, who is a real artist, came in the other day with a canvas offcut. 'Want this?' he says. Yeah yeah yeah says I. No idea what to do with it and then there you are with fabby ideas. Serendiplidocus Hugz

  8. What a brilliant idea! Thank you :-)