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Monday, November 27, 2017

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Layered Tags by MariLynn


Hello, it is my turn to share with you a tutorial that will hopefully
instruct and inspire you to create.


I have a very limited crafting budget so I have a hard time
throwing even the smallest scraps away.
At least that is why I say I do it, if you ask my husband he
 will say it I just because I am a hoarder.
 Whatever the reason, I had some scraps on my
crafting table that I decided to use up. 
 Here is a photo of the pile I started with



 I took the scraps and tore them smaller and glued them
randomly to a larger piece of cardstock.


I looked at the scraps and picked two acrylic paints that would
pick up colors from the base and tie the scraps together.
I choose gold and purple.


I put a small amount of each color of paint
into a plastic container.


with a small paintbrush and the purple paint
I added purple bubbles randomly on the scrap base.


I also used ARTplorations Forest of Leaves stencil with the gold paint.

 

I also took some white paint and a bamboo
skewer to add some white highlights to the
bubbles.

 


 I decided then to add black and white acrylic
paint dots to the bubbles.





Then with a toothbrush I splatter painted
with the white black and gold paint.


 I then used CUTplorations Tag O'Coffee die cut to die cut 3 tags




I then used black stazon ink with the


On a piece of white cardstock,  stamped two butterflies from Trendy Butterflies
and three birds from the STAMPlorations Trendy Birds stamp set. I colored them using a purple marker.


I then fussy cut out two of the butterflies and one of the birds


I used Metallic Lustre to add gold to the body and edges of the butterflies




 I used the gold on the bird's edges as well.


 

I also went around the edges of the tags with the gold.


I shape the butterflies to make them 3-d
I cut the wings apart half way down.
I cut only up to where the body is.
Then I shape the 4 parts over my fingers to give
them dimension.

 
 When I fussy cut the butterflies out I cut
off the antennas.  To make the antennas I cut
two very thin strips of black cardstock.
  

I fold the strips in half making a "V" shape.

and I glue them to the back of the butterflies.


 I cut out a black tag using Tag O'Coffee die for
each tag. I also cut a piece of cheesecloth, and added ribbons
I layered the tags black cheesecloth then tag. I used the ribbons to hold
the layers together.









I know this was kind of a long post. Congratulations to you for making
it all they way through. I hope I inspired you in some way.
Go out and create art today.

ARTplorations/STAMPlorations/CUTplorations products used:

          

4 comments:

  1. Loved how you started with the master-board and then how your project evolved into the fabulous tags. Thank you for the amazing inspiration and the step by step x

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  2. These are so creative and so beautiful! I love how you created the background and will give this a try with some of my scraps, thank you! xxx

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