I'm sharing some tag art for Xyron today. Thanks for visiting!
Tag Art for Xyron
These are samples that I made for Xyron's booth at a recent tradeshow. Being on the Xyron Design Team several years ago was a great experience. When they asked me to make these samples, it was my pleasure. It's always inspiring to check out the booth samples at trade shows and see how designers use products in original ways.
Trade Show Samples
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My first step was to add adhesive to some torn book paper using Xyron's 3″ Sticker Maker.
After adhering the sticky piece to my tag, I tore some extra small pieces and ran them through the machine. I added those to the other tag. This machine handles delicate papers really well. The adhesive is re-positionable, which is a HUGE plus for me. I can change my mind and lift it up and start over with no trouble.
This little square picks up any stray adhesive ‘goobers' quite easily.
I cut the butterfly and flower from scraps colored with Dylusions Ink Sprays, and used Distress Ink to color my tags.
A Tim Holtz (Sizzix) die creates the butterfly and my flower comes from a Wendy Vecchi stamp. I used the Xyron machine to adhere the flower and glue dots for the butterfly.
Lots of stenciling adds interest over the tags and the book papers. I added corrugated cardboard to the base of the flower tag, and embossed the word ‘Dream' on the butterfly tag. To pull them together, I added some silver metal bits on each.
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