i stumbled upon this fabulous you tube, and had to try it!
it's a really quick way to add some dimension to a shipping tag.....
and then you can use it in your journals or on cards!
i used a thin coat of gesso, let it dry (i'm impatient, so i sped things up with my heat gun), and then i applied tim holtz distress inks using a foam applicator (make-up sponges work, too). here i've used the colors broken china and peeled paint, while leaving some of the natural color of the tag peeking through.
and this is what it looks like after i used a gentle touch with a baby wipe over the gessoed areas! this entire tag took me about ten minutes at the most, and definitely fits into the "instant art gratification" category!!!