Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Mixed Media Tag Tutorial with Finnabair Embellishments from Prima

LOVE  everything Anna Dabrowska does. I had to have some pieces in her new line with Prima Marketing called Sunrise Sunset.
This project showcases these new products. I worked with 2 tags as I went along, and will choose one later to use in the final piece.
Using a #8 Manila Tag I started adding Mustard Seed Distress Ink with the Blending Tool to the center area of the tag. Try to keep at least some of this pure as you go along adding color so you have a bright area in the middle.
Then add Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey and Ripe Persimmon in layers to create a rich orange color blended at the edges of the yellow.
 Keep adding color to the top and to the bottom using Peacock Feathers, Broken China, and ending with Seedless Preserves on the very edges. I use LOTS of ink to get rich colors. (not shown)
Next I took a piece of acetate and my Bigz Die Ornate Plate from Karen Burniston and ran it through the Vagabond creating a Mask.
Lay the Mask over the tag in the upper left corner and use Chipped Sapphire to add color. Move it down to the lower right corner and add it again.
 Now, the next layer is water. Spritz water into your palm several times, you want big drops. Then drop or flick them onto your tag.  Add more if needed.
 Let them sit for a few seconds and then blot them with a paper towel.
Using the Elements Tissue Tapes, I chose 2 to add to the bottom of the tag. First I added the black ruler tape, then the smallest diamond tape above and below it. Fold excess tape to the back of the tag.

 Using Picket Fence Distress Paint, I lightly tap paint onto the Mixed Media Chickenwire Stamp. Stamp in several areas and immediately clean the paint from your stamp.
 I removed the top of the Distress Paint Dabber Broken China, and dipped the eraser end of a pencil into the paint to add some dots here and there. I add paint each time I paint a dot.
 When the paint is dry, add white pen marks to the blue dots.
 I stamped the script from Apothecary with Jet Black Archival Ink in several areas, and the large stamp from Fabulous Flourishes using Coffee Archival Ink along the sides.
 At this point I decided to go with the tag that had the best blue dots and the largest amount of Mustard Seed showing. I layered it onto black chipboard about 1/8” larger than the tag.
 I used a piece of Crinkle Ribbon and added direct from the pad 3 colors of Distress Ink, Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed and Ripe Persimmon.
I stamped the small Alphabet Stamp with Archival Ink. Then I very lightly spritzed it with water, crumpled it, and dried with the heat tool.
The Ephemera layer consists of 1 Mechanical Flower Shape and a Medium Flower (metal) from Finnabair. The 3 Large Roman Numerals are from Anna, too. 
 I topped it off with a Prima Lady Bird Paper Flower.
Punch a hole in the black chipboard and add the ribbon to the top and a pearl to the center of the flower colored with Stream Alcohol Ink.

The last thing I did was add white pen marks around the tag on the black chipboard.

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Products Used:
Other Products:
  • Black core Chipboard
  • White Sharpie Pen
  • Acetate sheet


Anonymous said...

I love your tag! Thanks for the deets.

Inkypinkycraft said...

A really wonderful tag, love howyou use the white against the colours! Trace x

Helen said...

A stunning tag, Linda - love the colours, and of course all your added touches.

Karen B said...

This made me gasp! It's so pretty! Love the ornate plate used as a stencil!

Lori said...

LOVE it! Such great techniques and layering..of course, don't forget, you're the layer Queen. lol. Need to get some of those roman numerals!

SusanK said...

I love this...the colors really speak to me. Your layering scheme is uber wonderful!!!

Lisa H said...

Wonderful! I love the colors especially.

Unknown said...

Exquisitely crafted, dear Linda ! So beautiful.

Kaz Hall said...

Gorgeous gorgeous colours really lovely Linda xx

Kathy Eddy said...

This is just gorgeous!

Marjie Kemper said...

What a stunning tag, Linda! Love how you built up all those yummy layers of color.

Sandy said...

Hey Linda Cain! You have one of those names where it sounds good to use both of your names. Your tag is wonderful and the colors so brilliant. I am keeping your tutorial - than you!

mamablitger said...

Oh usual I'm amazed by your art work. Love this tag and the bright colors. Your layering is so pretty and creates great effects.
Thank you for sharing. You always do inspire me !! ( and tempt me to buy more stuff )
Hugs from SPAIN

Anonymous said...

Such a gorgeous tag!! The background is terrific & I love all the embellishments.

diana said...

i absolutely love this!! true story!

Anonymous said...

WOW. This is amazing and thank-you soooo much Linda for sharing the tutorial. I will try some of these techniques. Karen.x

Unknown said...

What a great tag and tutorial! I really love the background.

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Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Beautiful, and what a background!!!! WOW!~!!

Jeannette said...

OOoh Wow,this tag is stunning!!The colors and stamping so beautiful,love it to much!!!

Greetings Jeannette

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This is stunning! Thanks for the clear instructions and step-out photos!

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