Friday, March 08, 2019

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Sing Mixed Media Tag by Sanna

Hello everyone, it's Sanna here again with another mixed media project share and tutorial. For today's post, I wanted to create a colorful mixed media tag.

Here is what I created:

And here is how I went upon creating this tag:

I have a book of cheap watercolor papers that have a coloring image on them. I went and die-cut one of the Stitched Tags with my die cutting machine from that paper pad. The image just adds to the layers of my tag, I don't mind it being there at all.

Next I took the Heartfelt Hibiscus stamp and using an embossing ink pad, stamped the image onto the background quite randomly. I only left some space at the very top for the Trendy Birds 2 stamps. Those are also embossed with white embossing ink, like the flower images. I heat set the embossing powder with my heat tool.

After that I took a set of spray inks and applied them onto the background. In between colours I used my heat tool to dry the particular spray ink layer a bit before adding the next one. I love the gorgeous shine the spray inks add to the background. Now you can also see the random flower pattern and the birds thru the misting.

I repeated the same steps like above on the single bird image, this time using black spray ink. After the spray ink was dry, I fussy cut the image.

Then I took a residue piece of white cardstock (I always save small pieces of paper for purposes like this) and stamped words from the Trendy Birds 2 set onto the paper. I also applied a rub-on onto the paper and then inked the background green with spray ink. Next I fussy cut every piece.

I then adhered all the fussy cut pieces on place and decorated the background with Nuvo Confetti (this adds an additional sparkle).

For additonal detail I added some Nuvo Mousse thru the RagRug stencil with a palette knife here and there on the tag background. This adds an additional layer of texture and interest.

For finishing touches I added some Nuvo Drops here and there and some ribbons.

Here are some detail photos of the tag.

I hope you get inspired to play with stencils yourself and create a mixed media project of your own! When you do, remember to submit your project to the Mixed Media Challenge!

Also I am again adding my discount code for you to use. When you add STAMPGIRLSANNA on checkout at the STAMPlorations store, you will get 20% off your order! Happy shopping &

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna
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ARTplorations: RagRug stencil
STAMPlorations: Trendy Birds 2, Heartfelt Hibiscus
CUTplorations: Stitched Tags Nesting Dies


  1. What a delightful tag! love how you used the coloring page for a background!

  2. What a stunning tag - i love how you did this tag - like also the word stamping

  3. Beautiful colorful and textured tag, Sanna. TFS your photo steps too. Hugs..Nancy


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