Hello friends, happy Friday! Today I would like to share a fun mixed media tag and tutorial I have created especially for the blog. I started off with one of Gina's large tags and covered it in vintage Norwegian dictionary paper that I got from a friend. I mod podged the paper on and then it was time to get out the paints!
I used my Silks Acrylic Glazes and my Prima stencil, first using the stencil with some vibrant colors and then once that was dry, I got out more colors and did a light stripeing effect over the top of it. The result was great as you can see the stencils show through the glazes so you get a lot of color coming through.
Next it was time to get out the stamps and embossing paste to start layering more on top of the paint. I used some fun words and meanings to pick up on the dictionary paper in the background.
Next is embossing the chipboard pieces I chose to add to the tag. I love the new Collage Borders Gina has in the store, and also the new Fancy Dragonflies as well. For the dragonflies, I used several different embossing powders, layering each one on, heating it and adding a different color. I really wanted the dragonflies to be in lots of fun tones.
Here is the result of all the embossing power layering.
I used some fine black embossing powder for the collage border.
Here is the finished result! I added some flowers, burlap material along the side, metal gears a frame and game spinner to finish it off.
I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial today, I had so much fun making this tag!
Mixed media is so much fun; I hope you will give it a try!
Gina's Designs Items Used
Other Items Used
Tim Holtz Metal Pieces
Silks Acrylic Glazes in Various Colors
Burlap From My Stash
Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste
Crafter's Workshop ART Stencil