Friday, February 22, 2019

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Life Is Good Mixed Media Tag by Asmah

Hello creative souls! I'm here to show you how I made this tag with combination of just whatever I can grab in my stash. You can too! Take a peek at my blog for up close pictures of this creation.

Let me now take you to my tutorial.

I used acid free white drawing card stock to cut into the pretty slim body shape tag using Luggage Tags Nesting Dies.

I used black gel pen to create a background of pattern by doodling through Layered Petals stencil and color it up with aqua brush. This is the same technique I used in my previous tutorial

Once completed, I sealed the surface with clear sealer so the black ink and water stay permanent.

The sealer is quick dry allowing me to proceed with coloring process. I used DecoArt colors to brighten the tag up with soft pastel look.

Next, I distress the edge with distress ink. I can't do without distressing because I always feel it makes my project quite complete. What about you?

I decided to highlight the center part with plain white paint using my finger tip because that will be my focal point for embellishment and sentiment.

For the butterfly, I used Flutter Zen 1 Layering Dies cut over a piece of sandpaper. Life Is Good Phrase Die was used over a piece of black felt using Sizzix Big Shot. 

Reason I used sandpaper is the texture is original of course and I leave my sandy butterfly as is without extra decoration leaving it natural. I find both sandpaper and felt so awesomely perfect for cutting into shapes using CUTplorations metal dies.

Here is the finished tag once again.

I sincerely hope you will find this step by step tutorial interesting and helpful. Give me a shout out if/when you try my tutorial (smile). Head over to the STAMPloration shop for the products I used. There's more to find there. STAMPGIRLASMAH will give you 20% discount at check out. Check it out.

I shall be back again next month with another mixed media tutorial. Happy creating and enjoy life.

Hugs and smiles,

STAMPlorations Products Used:

Layered Petals Stencil | Luggage Tags Nesting Dies | Life Is Good Phrase Die


  1. Super cool tag! Love the ink and pencil background.

  2. Great tutorial! Love the mixture of sanpaper and felt. I have got to try cutting those two.

  3. Life is Good - one of my favorite die cuts - the tag is fabulous!! Lovely work TFS

  4. Such a fun mixed media tag!
    I love the sand paper butterfly!


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