Making Personalized Gifts Tags


Personalized Gift Tags – On the Gelli PlateBeing a creative director of Martice Smith II, Martice Smith’s stunning illustrations reveals her love for fashion, typography and wildlife while being able to use a combination of traditional and digital techniques. It is after receiving her Bachelor of Arts Degree that she established herself as a freelance Illustrator and graphic designer.

As a mixed-media collage artist, she believes that small details matter and she loves building upon several layers of paint, doodles and various mark-making techniques to set her work apart from the rest. She advises that if you are looking to develop your own approach, don’t spend a fortune on commercially made products when you can add a unique touch of your own- using what you already have.

She tried to make a personalized gift tags and these are the supplies you will need to get started:

  • Paintbrush & Gelli plate
  • Stencils & metal eyelets
  • Embroidery floss & brayer
  • Acrylic paints & cardstock
  • White ink pen for doodling

How to make it:

  • Using acrylic paints, use a brayer and roll an even, smooth layer to the Gelli plate. Make sure to paint loose brushstrokes, going in various directions.
  • Lay down a sheet of cardstock (or your choice of paper) and pull a print.
  • Using stencils create a large tag template to use or trace through and cut out the Tags & Labels stencil from DecoArt.
  • It’s important to seal the paintings on your tags, especially if there’s any water soluble media.
  • Add the finishing touches and Eyelets, embroidery floss and twine makes these tags look more polished and really set the tone.

There you have it!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s