Thursday, 23 April 2015

Mixed Media tags with a Pictorial tutorial

Hello fellow crafters!

This is Jaya here today on the Crafters corner blog and I have a tag to share with you all. 
This is a mixed media tag that I created. Have a look. 
I also have a pictorial tutorial you can see later in the post

Here is a pictorial tutorial  for the same-


 I used some scrap cardstock paper that I had randomly misted/sprayed using Lindys stamp gang sprays. I had a big sheet that was spoiled as I spilled a lot of my mist of it.Then it became my testing sheet for mists and finally I decided to make it my base for tags. 
 Isn't that a great way to reuse what you always thought as scrap? I simply loved using this as my base. More so as I could make use of something that was totally a waste. You can use almost any colours of sprays you wish to.

I cut this sheet into 4 rectangular tag shapes using my We R memory Keepers trim and score board. This is a trimmer cum score board in one and is a good buy if you are looking for something affordable and compact as it it is a two in one at the cost of one equipment and is fold-able at the same time thus saving storage space.

Step 2:

 I distressed the edges of the tags using the Prima comfort craft distressing tool. I just love using this tool for giving distressed edges to my paper. This is so versatile you will sure fall in love with this tool. It is by far my most favourite purchase of all times in tools!

 Step 3:

I stacked the smaller tag shape on the lager one and did this with both the sets . One of them I glued down with white glue easily available in the market. You may use the Aleene's tacky glue which have really great reviews.  and the second one I used the double sided foam tape. It is one of the best ways to give dimension.

Step 4:

I did some stamping on the tags using some black archival ink and Kaisercraft dictionary meanings stamp.

Step 5:

 Step 6:

 Heat dry with Rangers heat it tool. You can get this heating tool at the best price in the Crafters corner shop. 

Step 7:

Added some mist on the stencilled area again . I chose Sweet violet purple teal starburst spray from Lindy's stamp gang. Any colour spray can be used here.

Step 8:

I looked at how I wanted my embellishments to go. 

Step 9:

 Finally start adhering the embellishments. I have used quite a few Prima embellishments and flowers you see here.
Mulberry flowers- Poppy flower
                            Micro roses
                         Rose buds
                             Curved roses

 Step 10:

 Fussy cut some gorgeous butterflies from the Pion design paper- Paris flea market- Postcards using my Tonic scissors. Another of my HOT FAVOURITE tools! 
I then adhered them on the tag using white glue.

Step 11:

Once my butterflies where in place I applied some diamond dust and
  Prima art ingredient- Granite Mica flakes randomly to give some interest to the composition. Also added a few rhinestones here and there.

Step 12:

 I punched a hole on the top centre portion of the tag using the We r memory keepers crop a dile punch and misted some seam binding ribbon using the Lindy's sparys using the Yellow Rose of Texas and Hottie patoite Hot pink starburst spray and Mowed lawn distress ink.
Next was just pulling the ribbon through the punched hole and tying the knot. 

A final close up

 Hope you liked the tutorial. All the supplies are available at Crafters corner.
 You can check the links below for the same-

We R memory Keepers trim and score board
Lindys stamp gang sprays
Prima comfort craft distressing tool
Double sided foam tape
Black archival ink
Kaisercraft dictionary meanings stamp.
modelling/texture paste 
Crafters workshop microbial stencil
Mulberry flowers- Poppy flower
                               Micro roses
                               Rose buds
                              Curved roses
We r memory keepers crop a dile punch
Lindys stamp gang sprays-   Yellow Rose of Texas
                                               Hottie patoite Hot pink starburst
                                               Cotton candy pink
                                               Sweet violet purple teal
                                               Rusty lantern lime
                                               Cathedral Pines Green
                                               Bachelor button blue
Mowed lawn distress ink.

Hope you liked the tutorial. Let me know through your comments.

Have a great crafty week!


  1. Wowww.....gorgeous them...

  2. Wow, Jaya! Love the soft look of tags & awesome tutorial... so easy to follow!

  3. So gorgeous!!! Love the soft shabby chic tags a lot!! Thanks for the tute!

  4. Wow... and to have created these beauties from scrap paper.... simply brilliant! :) Love how you gave new life to something that was scrap paper. Thank you so much for this fab tutorial.

    1. Thank you Halak! I love using my scarp papers. Its really satisfying ;)

  5. Stunning ....loved the soft shabby look n textures ...thanks for sharing such a simple n step by step tutorial :)

  6. Simply amazing!! Beautiful tags. Thanks for the tutorial! :)

  7. Beautiful.... So spring like.... Love the distressed edges and shabby chic look.... Thanks a lot for the tutorial... :-)

  8. So beautiful how you ran us through all the steps
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  9. The tags are stunning and I loved the way u arranged the embelishments.., so chic so beautiful

  10. These are so gorgeous..thanks a lot for sharing the pictorial Jaya !

  11. This is amazing. Thanks for sharing

  12. Beautiful tags.... The colours are very soothing.... Thanks for the detailed tutorial....


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