Monday, November 8, 2010

Toy Soldier Gift Tag


I've decided on the paper and ribbon I'll be using for some
of my gift giving this Christmas ...
the next step was a coordinating gift tag!

I ordered some round heavy weight coasters last 
year.  Since I had some left over,
I thought I'd use those.



Here are the paints I used:
DecoArt® Americana® Acrylics:
Hauser Light Green, Hauser Medium Green,
Black, Flesh Tone, Honey Brown
Primary Red, Napa Red
Marigold


Here is the pattern:
 
First, I base coated the front, back, and sides
of each coaster with light green acrylic paint.
I sponged on an even lighter shade
to give it some texture.


Next, use transfer paper to copy the main pattern
outlines to the dry coaster.


Shade around the main pattern lines with medium green.


Base coat the larger areas and add details as needed.


Shade and highlight where appropriate.


Brush on a coat of acrylic sealer and allow to dry.
Then outline details with
a black permanent marker.

I sprayed the edges lightly with sealer
and added some glitter;
then spray again so the glitter doesn't rub off.


Punch a hole in the top; thread embroidery floss
or ribbon through for hanging.

Handmade for the Holidays!

4 comments:

Rachel Willow'z Design said...

How cute is that! I can't wait to start wrapping :)

megpiedesign said...

Thank you!
(Wrapping is the best part!!)

mmtncrfts said...

Soooo cute, I had to feature this on my blog! I hope you'll come over to check it out.
Thanks,
mmtncrfts.blogspot.com

dreamalittle said...

Very cute and worth the effort I think!