7/26/11

Metal tag

Having bought 3 rolls of metal tape a long time ago, I sometimes find a need to play with it. I didn't want a huge project, so I made a simple tag. I cut a tag shape out of chipboard to which I simply glued chipboard letters to. While the glue was drying, I used my paper cutter, to cut the metal tape into random size squares. I then just willy-nilly started sticking the metal tape onto the tag covering the tag and chipboard letters completely. I even covered the backside of the tag as well. Next, I burnished the metal tape around each letter being careful not to break through the tape. I used nail polish remover to remove the red logo on the metal tape. Once that was finished, I took a regular ol' pen and started poking holes along each edge of the squares of metal tape giving it the appearance of being riveted together.
Lastly, I painted black paint onto the tag and using a facecloth, rubbed it into the crevices to give it a time worn appearance. I used gray vintage seam binding to finish off the tag. Easy peasy~

6 comments:

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

That is wonderfully done!! I love that plumbers tape and love to use my cuttlebug folders on it...try it! I got mine at Harbor Freight and it does not have the red letters on it...
Karla

vivian said...

another great idea from the amazing Cheryl!! love it! metal tape.. who'd a thunk?!
have a great day! xo
vivian

Cindy said...

I love this! I would never have thought of it.

Jingle said...

Wow! This looks absolutely awesome!

artbywendy said...

this is so cool! I've never heard of metal tape! it will be a must on my next shopping trip! thanks for sharing your talent!

ImagiMeri said...

Love what you did with this tag Cheryl......how creative! It's right up my alley, design wise, so I'm especially drawn to it. I hope it inspires me to try something with it.

Hugs,
Meri