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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Journaling Tips 7 - Print on Tags or Print Your Own Tags

This page shows 2 different techniques.  For the first tag on the page I printed directly onto it with my printer.  How did I do that? First I printed the words I wanted onto a sheet of paper.  Then I took my tag and placed it directly over the printed words, holding it up to the light so I could line it up the way I wanted it on my tag.   Then I took painter's tape (that blue stuff that comes off easily) and taped the tag in place along all the edges before running the page through the printer again.

For the other two tags, dark printing would not have shown up at all, so I had to come up with something else.  I could have hand-written them with a white opaque pen, but I had too many words to fit on to make that an effective choice.  So, I scanned in the tag, and opened the picture in my photo editing software.  Then I just added the words in white and printed it up!  I found a very nice matt photo paper that is like cardstock rather than the standard glossy or semi-glossy photo paper. This works very nicely for printing things like these tags.

2 comments:

Carol J said...

Your scrapbook pages are always so nice and inventive. I would never have thought of the tags or the blue that connects them - very nice job.

Cheryl said...

Thanks, Carol. This page always makes me hungry for Dad's fudge!