Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Mixed Media Tag

Hi my dear crafty friends. I'd like to share this mixed media tag today. I love creating tags, because you can try new techniques on a small background. So if it does not work, it doesn't matter. I used Gelatos and texture paste on the background. The stencil is the "Dotfade" by Tim Holtz. For some sparkle and shine and also for more contrast I used Fran-tage shabby white embossing enamel and Twinkling H2Os.
The 3d flower is created with the awesome dies from Die-Namites. I used the Leafy Branch and the Branches Galore dies.

Leafy Branch
Branches Galore

Summer Branch

You will get 15% discount on your next order in the Die-Namites online store with the code "susanne15". Here are some step by step photos on how I build up the flower:
I cut the dies from patterned scrap paper. The Branches Galore is colored with an orange Neocolor II crayon. I scribbled the color onto my craft mat and used a brush to paint it on.

I distressed the Leafy Branch with Distress Ink Black Soot and a brown Neocolor II crayon.

To get some sparkling leaves I adhered a piece of heavy weight kraft cardstock onto double sided tape and run it through the Big Shot. I did this only once to prevent the inner pieces from falling out immediately. I exposed the sticky and add glitter to the leaves.

I used glue dots to build up the flower. I started with a glue drop on a piece of scrap paper and adhered each leaf seperately.

I used Twinklings H2Os to add some sparkle. I used the Mango Freeze and the Bashful Blue.

Here are some detailed images:
I used some metallic beads to create the center of my flower.

I hope you like my tag. Don't forget about my discount code to save 15% on your next order in the Die-Namites online store. Use "susanne15" during checkout.

Dies from Die-Namites:
Other supplies:
DotFade Stencil by Tim Holtz
Texture Paste
Fran-tage Embossing Enamel Shabby White
Twinklings H2Os Mango Freeze, Bashful Blue
Elizabeth Crafts doublesided tape
Copper Glitter

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  1. Beautiful tag. I'm practicing just now with mixed media and your job is perfect!!!
    Thank you for your tutorial.

  2. Einfach großartig. Unfassbar, wie man soviel auf einem Tag unterbringen kann. Liebe Grüße Manuela

  3. Love so much! Great inked background

  4. Love your tag, Susanne! The black with the pops of bright colors and silver - marvelous!

  5. Thank you for your lovely comments! xx Susanne.