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Friday, July 08, 2016

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Life is Wonderful Tag by Tanja

Hi there, I have another Video Tutorial for you today:

  • prepare a watercolor paper tag with an anti-static powder tool and trace some of the flowers of the ARTplorations Big Bloom Factory Large stencil with a Versamarker
  • heat-emboss the flowers with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • stamp two additional flowers from the new STAMPlorations Big Bloom Factory stamp set with Versamark and heat-emboss them with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder as well
  • spray the tag with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (S.W.A.K.) and Prima Marketing Color Bloom Spray (Iris, Summer Sky)
  • spray some more Color Bloom Spray (Summer Sky) onto the tag and let it drip down
  • ink up the edges with Distress Ink (Hickory Smoke)
  • use one of the Tim Holtz Mixed Media Elements dies to cut out a pattern at the top right corner, cut the tag again from patterned paper from the Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics 6x6 paper pad and glue it behind the main tag
  • cut the CottageCutz Cherry Blossom Branch from vellum and one of the Tattered Lace Tuck in Flowers and the flower from the Concord & 9th Floral and Flutter die set from a strip of watercolor paper sprayed with the same colors - enhance the purples with Distress Ink (Dusty Concord) and the blues with Distress Ink (Stormy Sky)
  • adhere a strip of wood veneer to the tag
  • ink up the edges of three little paper roses with Distress Ink (Dusty Concord) as well
  • before adhering all the elements to the tag with hot glue, add some splatters with watered-down Distress Ink (Picket Fence)
  • dye a piece of seam binding with the Distress Ink colors previously used on the tag
  • use a sticker from the Ideaology Small Talk Sticker set as the sentiment - ink up its edges with Distress Ink (Dusty Concord) to match the rest of the project

I hope that you liked my tutorial.



  1. I enjoyed your video! And your mixed media tag is gorgeous!

  2. Ii just adore this gorgeous tag! Love the colours, layers and embellishments. Fab video too, thank you! xxx

  3. Beautiful tag and great video tutorial Tanja. TFS! xx

  4. I love these colours and thoroughly enjoyed seeing your work. Indeed, very inspiring!


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