In my blog entry on December 8 titled "Picture Challenge," I promised to post instructions for making a faux dog tag like the one I made for a journal spread. To make the tag, I started with a tin tag from a set of party favors like the one on the right which I bought at Walmart near the greeting cards section. I carefully cut around the raised border of the bottom section of the tag. I put aside the top portion of the tag for another project. I punched a hole for the ball chain to go through in the left side of that bottom portion of tin that I was using. Then I used a metal alphabet punch set to stamp the lettering on the tag. To age it, I used a liberal coating of Golden's burnt umber tube acrylic making sure it got down into the cracks of the lettering. I wiped off the acrylic before it dried leaving just a thin layer to make it look aged. I also aged the ball chain in the same way. Voila! A faux dog tag that looks real except for its almost square shape. Happy creating!