Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Discover! A Mixed Media Tag

It's Tuesday which means it's time to share a project created for Topflight Stamps. This week my teammates are flexing our mixed media muscles (which sadly are my only muscles)

I chose to decorate an ETCETERA tag with Lady Vagabond and Sir Vagabond 8x8 Paper Pads by Stamperia, Wolf Eye, Sea Glass, Cloudy, and Double Denim Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Paints by PaperArtsy, the Discover Word Series Stencil by That's Crafty, Washi Tape 2 by Autour de Mwa for AALL and Create, and Rusty Car, Royal Blood, and Green Man Infusions by PaperArtsy.

Here it is!

Topflight Stamps Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Tim Holtz® ETCETERA Mini Tag by Stampers Anonymous
Vintage Photo Archival™ Distress® Ink by Tim Holtz® for Ranger Ink
Vintage Photo Distress® Marker by Tim Holtz® for Ranger Ink
Media® Modeling Paste by DecoArt®
VersaMark™ Pad by Tsukineko®
Aged Silver Frantage Embossing Powder by Stampendous!®
Matte™ Decou-Page Glue by DecoArt®
Cut N'Dry™ Foam by Ranger Ink
Jute by American Crafts™
Repositionable Scotch Tape® by 3M
Seam Binding from ye olde stash
Compass Charm from ye olde stash
Acrylic Magnifying Glass from ye olde stash

A Note:
This tag is a bit unusual for me as there is absolutely no stamping on this project! I could have stamped Lady Vagabond from the Lady Vagabond Foam Mounted Stamp Set or Sir Vagabond from the Sir Vagabond Foam Mounted Stamp Set, but instead I opted to fussy-cut the seated Lady Vagabond from the Lady Vagabond 8x8 Paper Pad by Stamperia.

  1. Add drops of  Wolf EyeSea GlassCloudy, and Double Denim Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Paints to a piece of Cut N'Dry Foam.
  2. Smoosh the foam onto a craft mat then apply to the top and sides of the ETCETERA mdf tag.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 until you're happy with the coverage. Heat set, though the paints are quick drying. 
  4. Position the word "Discover" on the Discover Word Series Stencil where desired. Use repositionable tape to secure it in place. 
  5. Apply Media Modeling Paste over the stencil onto the tag. Lift the stencil.
  6. Immediately sprinkle Aged Silver Frantage Embossing Enamel over the wet modeling paste, dump off the excess, and heat set.*
  7. Use Decou-Page to adhere the patterned paper from the Sir Vagabond 8x8 Paper Pad to the painted tag. The map is of the New York/New Jersey area and actually includes the town where I reside! How cool is that?*
  8. Apply Decou-Page over the patterned paper to seal it. Heat set.
  9. Edge the tag with Vintage Photo Distress Archival Ink and heat set.
  10. Place a small strip of Washi Tape 2 onto a craft mat and sponge with Vintage Photo Distress Archival ink onto the tape to tint it.
  11. Tear the tape and adhere to the tag as shown to add a bit more visual interest. 
  12. Fussy-cut the seated Lady Vagabond from the pad and edge with a black permanent marker.
  13. Adhere the fussy-cut Lady Vagabond as shown.
  14. Working in sections, use a Vintage Photo Distress Marker to outline Lady Vagabond, then use a wet paintbrush to soften the ink outline.
  15. Wrap brown jute around the base of the tag.
  16. Wrap another strand of jute around the tag and thread through the bale of the compass charm. Knot.
  17. Use glue to adhere a magnifying glass or plastic where desired. 
  18. Smoosh the mdf reinforcement onto a VersaMark pad.
  19. Drop the reinforcement into the jar of Aged Silver Frantage Embossing Powder, remove from the jar, shake off the excess, and heat set.
  20. Adhere the embossed reinforcement to the hole in the tag.
  21. Cut three pieces of seam binding.
  22. Spray a piece of seam binding with water, shake Infusion powder onto the wet seam binding, mist with water again, then heat set.
  23. Repeat step 21 until you have three pieces of dyed seam binding.
  24. Thread the three pieces of seam binding through the hole of the tag.
Notes and Tips:
  • All the colors of Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Paints that I used were opaque, so there was no need to prime the mdf tag with gesso. 
  • Aged Silver Frantage Embossing Powder has a lovely mottled metallic finish.
  • Bonus photo! My area of the world under a dome! 

Thanks for visiting today!

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