I started these tags out on Strathmore Mixed Media paper (my go-to paper anytime I know things are going to involve paint). I cut the tags using Tim Holtz's Sizzix Tags Collection die set. I painted streaks of color in the background using Dina Wakley heavy body acrylic paint.
I used an old book page and Tim Holtz's frameworks dies to form some texture in the background, then I painted over everything with a thin layer of white paint. When the paint dried, I felt like they were looking a little too pale, so I went back in and added some color using Distress Ink that I sponged and smeared on to different areas.
Next I added some fabric scraps and some paint brushes. I always have a few cheap paint brushes in my stash for projects like these. I cut the handles shorter and then I wadded some embroidery floss around the tops of the paintbrushes to replicate the look of dripping paint. I added sentiments I cut from an old children's book, did some random stamping here and there and I was done!
Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:
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