In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to make mixed media tags.
This demonstrates the use of several techniques. I love the transformation from plain white paper to an amazing piece of art!
First, as this project uses a lot of water and spray liquid, it is ideal to use either watercolour cardstock or to use a heavy-duty piece.
Using a spray bottle, I sprayed the paper with water completely. Using Rainforest, Sunset, Violet, and Sapphire Colour Sprays, I sprayed randomly around the page and then set aside to dry.
After it dried, I sprinkled water around the page to create a water droplet look – love it!
Once all dried again, I trimmed down to tag size. If you have a ‘tag-shaped’ die… go for it!
Using background stamps of my choice, and a permanent ink, I stamped over the tags to my liking.
To tone the background down a bit, I rubbed 'White Heavy Gesso' lightly over the surface, using a baby wipe.
To create the circle for the dream catchers, I used a large stitched circle stamp from my stash. If you don’t have one you can simply trace a circle using a craft marker.
I stamped some feathers onto the catcher, and around the page.
Next, using Stormy Weather Colour Paste and a star stencil from D-Lish Scraps, I applied the paste over the tags.
To create a border, I ran the stalk of the Roadbase Colour Spray loosely around the border. Before it dried, I sprayed it with water and left it to drain in the vertical position, as pictured.
Once I was happy with the effect, I dried it with a heat gun.
The tag was looking a bit dark at this point, so I added some white splatters. This also served to create a ‘starry night sky’ effect.
The combination of water and 'White Heavy Gesso', mixed on a stampers block, worked well to achieve this splattered look.
Finally, it was time to embellish – and complete the tags – with feathers!
This was absolute fun to create!
Here are some more close ups – take a look!
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