Friday, March 10, 2017

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Glitter Paste Mixed Media Tag by Sanna

Hello there everyone! It´s Sanna here again today with another mixed media step-by-step. I am very much looking forward to spring already and I have noticed that also in my recent work. It mainly shows thru my color choices. And this project is no exception - very happy, spring colors herea again. Hope you like it!

 Here is what I created:

Step 1: Take a piece of white plain cardstock (or a big manila tag). Cut into a tag form if you are using a piece of cardstock. Then spray with pink spray ink and let dry or use a heat tool to dry the surface.

 Step 2: Place the Flutterby ARTplorations stencil onto the misted, dry surface and take a palette knife and some Viva Decor Glitter Paste and apply the paste thru the stencil onto the tag with the palette knife. Since the paste is very "grainy", make sure you wash the stencil after you have used it.

 Step 3: Remove the stencil carefully and let the paste air dry before moving over to the next step.

 Step 4: Take book themed paper bits and scraps, fussy cut them into right size and start adhering them onto the tag as you like. Add punched/die cut elements like butterflies to go with the background theme and decorate with ribbon, washi tape, brads, music notes and whatever you find suitable for the theme.

 Step 5: Take the Trendy Birds 2 stamps and a piece of old book paper and partially ink the sentiment stamp (only the word wings) and press the inked word into the paper. Fussy cut the word.

 Step 6: Next take the Trendy Feathers 2 stamp set and again only partially ink the stamp sentiment with the word "mind" on it and press onto a piece of old book paper. Then fussy cut along the edges.

Step 7: After that take small alpha stickers and build the quote "Books give wings to the mind" with the partially stamped words and the alpha stickers. I always adhere the alpha stickers with paper glue to make sure they really stick to the surface and don´t come off later. Sometimes the adhesive bedind the alphas is not that strong on it´s own. Finally, add some white ink splatters for additional interest on top of all layers. If you don´t prefer splatters, just skip this step. That´s it. Here are some detail photos of the finished tag.

Hope you get inspired to play with glitter paste and stencils!!! Have fun!!!

Happy crafting,


ARTplorations - Flutterby stencil
STAMPlorations - Trendy Birds 2 clear stamp set
STAMPlorations - Trendy Feathers 2 clear stamp set


  1. Gorgeous tag!I hate (using) loose glitter but glitter paste through a stencil, yes, good idea!

    1. thank you! yes, loose glitter eventually lands everywhere ;-).... you can make your own glitter paste by mixing transparent texture paste with loose glitter! works like glitter paste :) and is totally easy to do too :)


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