Friday, October 27, 2017

Find Your Muse

Hi friends and welcome,

I recently had an opportunity to work with some great products from

printables for mixed media and collage

These are wonderful prints that stir the imagination, available here. 

If you are not familiar with Mixed Up Magazine, it is a fabulous digital magazine issued every two months that is packed with wonderful projects, tutorials and videos.

I love vintage so this was the perfect chance to make something with that vintage feel.  

If you care to stick around for awhile, here are some photos from the process. All products I used are linked at the end so you can shop easily.  Simply click on the link for all the important information.

I began this tag by cutting a piece of chipboard that measured 4.5" X 9.25".  Then an Antique Book Page was glued on.  I placed a tag die at the top of the panel knowing that the die would not cut through the chipboard because it is a wafer thin die.  It was run through the die cutting machine and it left an impression that I could follow and cut by hand leaving a perfect design.  

After cutting, it was sanded and then a light coat of Oxide Vintage Photo Ink was added.

Because the goal was to push the print further into the background - the entire tag was covered with modeling paste and then wiped off with a flat surface (an old credit card or gift card). This process pushed the print to the background leaving a white film on the tag.  More Vintage Photo Ink was added, heavier around the edges.

Next the desired pieces were fussy cut from Cabinet Card-Maggie,
Printable Thoughts and Flowers #1.  They were then edged with Vintage Photo.

Using 2 sets of Architextures from 7 gypsies - I added them on the right side of the tag.  Using foam tape to give dimension the Printables were added.

For the finishing touches, some small beads were added to the center of two flowers and then a golden shadow was added all around the main images using a water brush with some Wild Honey Distress Ink. A hole was punched near the top of the tag then twine and a Word Token was added.

Happy Crafting,


1 comment:

  1. Sandy this is wonderful! Thank you so much for guest designing for me - I love it!


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