Nicole here today to share a how to of a mixed media tag I made. I know a lot of people love this style but feel that they won’t be able to do it. I wanted to show you how easy it is to put together a mixed media piece. Apologies in advance for all the photos, but I wanted to make sure to illustrate every stage!
What you will need:
- Paint or inks
- Tag cut from card stock or heavy water colour paper
- Oil pastels/crayons/paint etc – I used water soluble oil pastels but you could use any colouring meduim
- Paint brush
- Glimmer mists or sprays
- Pallet knife or old credit card
- Book paper (you can also use magazines)
- Glue – gel medium is great
- Texture paste/embossing paste
- Craft sheet – this will get messy
- Gloves if you don’t like your hands getting messy!
- Anything else on your craft desk you think you may like to throw on your tag!
I used my oil pastels to scribble colour in different shades on my tag base. I then blended this with water and heat set it in order to sink the oil into the paper. You could paint, ink etc at this stage. I like the oils as once they are heat set they don’t move, smear or bleed colour again.
On a plastic surface I put down some white texture paste. I then added a few drops of turquoise ink from a Dylusions bottle to tint the paste. I then used this paste on my stencil. Its a bubbles stencil from Studio Calico.
Now came the embellishing stage! I stapled on a strip of washi tape and layered on some tickets, stamps and a chipboard shape with printed text added to it. Everything was aged with distress inks or the bronze distress ink.
Here you can see a close up of the embellishments all added on….