Friday, July 18, 2014

Come Fly With Me

"If you want success in life, then just learn how to walk like a turtle instead of flying."  
 Vikrant Parsai

Time sure does fly by when you're not paying attention. It's been nearly three months since I attended Tangle U in Maine. While I was there, I bought 3 luggage tags to tangle from Kip Kozlowski. I hadn't done anything with them, but with two airplane trips coming up between now and the end of the summer, I decided I had better pull them out and get moving on them.

They are made from some sort of white plastic material, so I knew my microns would not work on them. I used Microperm pens, also made by Sakura, but meant to be used on non-porous surfaces. They worked perfectly - the 01 for drawing and the 05 for filling. The Sakura Identi-pen would have worked also, but I like the finer line of the Microperms better. 

Here's the first one I made. I found it easier to make the straighter lines than the curved lines because the pen slipped more as I went around in circular motions.

Here is what I decided to do on the front of the tag.

On the next one I decided to do a monotangle (just one pattern), and I chose 'Nzeppel and added the lines to make them look more like flowers. Normally when I do this, the shading really makes the petals of the flowers look like they curve under, but I couldn't figure out what to use for shading and was afraid I would ruin it if I tried. So, no shading. The red I used here was done with the Identi-pen.

And the front.

For my last tag I decided to stick with the monotangle idea and chose Bunzo. I really like the way it looks, but wasn't sure what to do on the front, so for this one I just left the front white with no tangling.

If you'd like to make some of your own luggage tags, you can contact Kip at for info on ordering the tags.

Now I'm all ready for my trips, the first one coming up in less than 2 weeks. I definitely have one of a kind tags to adorn my luggage with. My fingers are crossed that the tags don't get destroyed first time out, as has happened with new suitcases!


  1. Look great. I really like the red and black Tipple. Bunzo is a favorite of mine also. This should make it easier to see your bag on the conveyor.

    1. Thanks Donald. Turquoise luggage with tangled tags....hopefully I'll spot it easily!

  2. Caren- Really love these, especially the Bunzo one. Would make a great stocking stuffer gift, bon voyage, gift, etc.