Break Free!!

Hi All,

Nicole here today to share another mixed media tag with you. The background of my tag was made using the techniques on my tag from last year here. In fact I will let you in on a secret…this tag base was created at the same time as that last tag…and has sat on my desk ever since waiting to be finished!

So what I want to show you is how easy it can be to finish off those projects that end up by the wayside.

What you will need:

  • Unfinished project (optional – you can start a new one also if you like!)
  • Adhesive
  • Ink
  • Embossing powder
  • Chipboard shapes – all mine are from Scrapfellow.com and I used the Cogs, Butterflies and Stars.

Step 1

Create a base using my previous tutorial here or else use an existing one. I did add some sparkle to my tag by smearing on some glossy accents and then sprinkling some distress glitter over this.

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Step 2

Ink up the chipboard, I used a nice juicy ink so that I could sprinkle embossing powder on it. I used copper ink and copper embossing powder. I coated the inked up chipboard in the embossing powder and then tapped a lot of it off. This gave me a patchy embossed look where the ink underneath could shine though. It is a lovely effect.

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Step 3

I used some Tarnished brass distress ink mixed on a craft mat with some water to stain some cheesecloth.

pic 6 Step 4

I made some mini banners and glued them to the two small butterflies I am using on my tag.pic 7 pic 8 Step 5

I inked up the cogs with the Tarnished brass stain and when dry aged them up a bit using black soot distress ink. I then glued these onto the tag.pic 9Step 6

Glue the butterflies down onto the tag and staple the cheese cloth over them. I wanted it to look like two were trapped in a net and the third was flying free from the net.

pic 10 Step 7

I used some mini stickers to give my tag a title.pic 11 And it was done! It was such a fast process to finish this tag I don’t know why I didn’t do it sooner!pic 12 This picture is a better indication of the true colour of the tag…. You can also see the lovely texture on the butterflies from the embossing method I did.pic 13 Another close up showing more of the bottom of the tag….pic 14

 

I hope you enjoyed seeing this process. We all get creative blocks at times, but never throw out those unfinished projects!

 

 

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One thought on “Break Free!!

  1. Lia

    Fabulous tag Nicola ..

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