Hi there, everyone! Today it´s again my turn to share a mixed media tutorial post over at the STAMPlorations blog. I have a fun and easy to do tag background tutorial prepared for you – hope you like it!
- Download the ColorBlooms digital file from this post and while you are there, you might want to grab a coloring book from the store :).
- Color the blossoms with Distress Crayons and water.
- Take the Big Bloom Factory (L) stencil and apply VersaMark ink on top of it.
- Place a white tag onto the inked area and using a brayer transfer the ink onto the tag surface.
- Take white embossing powder and apply over the tag. Heat set with a heat gun.
- Press Distress Ink (squeezed lemonade, wild honey, shabby shutters) onto a kraft sheet and spray water mist over the areas.
- Apply the ink onto the tag with a paint brush. Let air dry or dry with a heat gun.
- Fussy cut the colored blossoms from the print file and adhere onto the tag overlappingly.
- Take a piece of old book and stamp a sentiment from the STAMPlorations Fond Expressions clear stamp set with black ink onto the book sheet.
- Fussy cut along the edges and glue onto the tag.
- Decorate the blossoms with white gel pen. Apply black texture spray onto the tag for additional interest.
- Add faux stitching with a black pen along the edges. Add matching ribbon and bind together with a piece of yarn.
- Finally add a vellum butterfly for decoration.
Here is the start-to-finish video:
And this is how the finished tag looks like:
I hope you enjoyed this little mixed media tag idea! Now, there are so many ways you can vary this technique – imagine how a black tag would look like with golden embossing powder?!! I think I need to try that next :).
Have fun creating,