Monday, February 11, 2019

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Valentine's Day Triple Tags by MariLynn

Hi MariLynn, here with a tutorial on how I made these 2 triple tags sets. 

For my projects, I used:
Clustered Hearts and Tag O Coffee Die (dies)
Clustered Hearts (stencil)
Pocket Blooms (stamps)

I used the Tag O Coffee die to cut out the tags, then used texture paste and the Clustered Hearts stencil.

I used 3 water soluble markers to add color to the texture paste and then put copper metallic rub over them.

I die-cut the hearts 2 times. 

I used packing tape behind the heart to put coordinating piece back in.

This is how it looked when I cut away the tape.

I put glue and white paint over the top.

I then heated it with my heat gun to make the glue and paint bubble and burn. I added some copper metallic rub over the top.

I stamped the sentiments on the tags. The middle tag on both sets of tags was a blue and copper dp that I just cut the tag and stamped on. It was hard to photograph because it was so shiny. It looks a little off color-wise but in real life it really matches 

I wanted to have some blue twine to tie the one tag up. I ended up dying the twine. 

After I dyed it I used a fork to make a bow.

The bottom tag in the sets was cut from teal cardstock that I ran through my cuttlebug with an embossing folder and I stamped the sentiment on little hearts that I glued down. I used copper metallic rub to add to the top of the embossed areas.

Hope you enjoyed reading how I put the tags together!


  1. I so enjoyed reading how you put these tags together. Great mixing of the medias and such creativity and texture and love the copper and how you did the die cut hearts x.

  2. Gorgeous tags! Amazing layers of colors, textures and elements. Clear step-by-step instructions too!

  3. What wonderful tags and such fascinating techniques used to achieve the dimension and texture. The metallic rub is a fabulous touch

  4. Thank you Marilyn for sharing your beautiful mixed media textured tags and your creative steps. Hugs..Nancy


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