A Trio of Mixed Media Tags

Hello

Elaine here again..this time bringing you a selection of mixed media tags to give you a flavour of all the exciting things you can do with your Kaisercraft collections and mixed media products.

imageTo make these tags I have used a similar process for each one and rather than describe all three (which would be an incredibly long post) I will describe one and apply the same principles to each. A product list will be added beneath each tag with lots of close ups. Each of these ideas can be applied to scrapbook pages, cards and, of course, tags amongst other Beyond The Page products too. 

In this instance, firstly, I took a tag and covered each with one of the wonderfully versatile Basecoat IV collection. I then used a stencil on each one to create depth and interest on each tag. On two of them I used Ranger texture paste and on the other I used ink through the stencil instead showing two different ways you can use your stencils. To get the coloured texture pasted I added a dab or two of ink from an ink pad (any of the Tim Holtz Distress Inks will work) and the texture paste to a cutting mat and mixed the two together to create the colour of my choice. (Just add more ink to intensify the depth of colour.)

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imageOn each I then created a cluster of embellishments using papers and collectables from different collections and on one I added dies too. I then incorporated some fussy cutting from the collections where necessary. In amongst the clusters I added various embellishments including pearls, cheesecloth, Kaisercraft blooms, die cuts, burlap, twine, sparklets, rhinestones and even some of the pretty pink tissue paper that Chrissy at Merly Impressions uses to send your purchases out in..I even recycled some inexpensive plastic straws and some corrugated card.. it just goes to show how much of your stash and other products you can use when making mixed media scrapbook pages, cards, tags and Beyond the Page products too.

When I was happy with the clusters I took Kaisermist and sprayed onto my cutting mat and added water. I then loaded a very wet paintbrush and flicked onto the clusters giving a mottled, splattered, look.

For the more masculine ‘Brick Tag’ I used

imageBase coat IV Collection Backyard Fence paper, Brick Mini Mix Stencil, Corrugated card, Decorative Cogs Die , Burlap roll, Twine, Red Gum Ink Pad (for the brick stencil) Generations collectables, Daffodil Sparklets, Bronze Rhinestones, Storyteller Collectable, White Kaisermist

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For the Indigo Skies Blue Butterfly tag I used

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Basecoat IV Jeans paper, Stained Glass stencil with coloured texture paste (using the method above), Indigo Skies collection, (for the fussy cut butterfly and flowers together with a die cut flower) Coconut Blooms (highlighted with a light touch of Apple Kaisermist on a small paintbrush). Twine, Cheesecloth, Pearls, Button,Indigo Skies collectables, Apple Kaisermist splatters

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For the High Tea tag I used

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Basecoat IV Metal Panels (reverse) paper

Floral Wreath stencil with the coloured texture paste- using the method above and Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet Ink Pad

White crackle paint (or any thickly applied acrylic paint will suffice beneath the cluster or you can leave this step out if preferred)

High Tea collectables, Straws, Pink wrapping tissue, Flowers and leaves from my own stash, Pink Rhinestones

imageI think these will look great adorning a special gift and I hope my tutorial has given you the inspiration to try these techniques on your own mixed media projects using the wonderfully adaptable Basecoat IV collection. Have fun.. and do let us know how you get on

Elaine

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