Creativity With Layered Labels

Creativity With Layered Labels

Creativity With Layered Labels

These creatively layered labels serve as a delightful reminder to embrace the art of layering when working with ephemera, fostering visual interest through the amalgamation of various elements. The process involves establishing a label focal point, which is then embellished with additional labels, scrap paper strips, diverse shapes, and cutouts. To enhance both texture and functionality, the addition of string allows for the optional attachment of charms.

Here's what you'll need:

  • Labels
  • Scrap cardstock or sturdy paper for the base
  • Scrap paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors

While a master board could simplify the process, I opted for a more resourceful approach, starting with the attachment of larger labels onto any available heavier paper as a base. Following this, I proceeded to collage more elements by fitting as many labels and paper strips as possible, allowing them to wrap around the back without meticulous trimming.

Once a focal point was established, further layers were added, creating a visually rich composition. A circular cutout with a hole provides a spot for a knot, introducing additional texture and a means to suspend a charm or additional paper ephemera, such as the miniature dog tags showcased in the accompanying video.

Subsequent steps involve the application of splatters to introduce even more texture onto the labels. For added embellishment, consider incorporating borders using ink, markers, or metal markers, as demonstrated in my own rendition.

Whether you aim to build up an ephemera collection, seek a straightforward project for inspiration, or simply wish to exhaust your assortment of paper scraps in one sitting, this project offers a perfect outlet for your creativity.

Happy crafting with paper!


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