05 November 2014

A little mixed media...

Over the past month or so I've been playing around with my supplies and learning some more simple mixed media techniques.  Over at 7 Dots Studio I saw a wonderful tutorial by Riikka Kovasin which inspired me to play around with texture paste and mists.  I used some card stock offcuts and made some tags.   Click to enlarge:

What I did differently: 
I started with a fuchsia coloured card stock instead of white.  I don't have any suitable textured stamps, so I 'stamped' into the texture paste with an embossing folder instead.
What I learned:  
* Some embossing folders make better impressions than others, but the great thing about texture paste is that you can just swipe over the top with a palette knife while it's still wet, and start again. Cool!
* I should have waited a bit before adding the second colour mist - and maybe use a heat gun? The colours got a bit "muddy".  Live and learn...
* Letter stickers don't "stick" to painted texture paste - I had to use glue to hold the letters in place (and then I added Dimensional Magic on top).
* I set aside an hour to play but I really needed about 2 hours. Maybe I'll get quicker with practise.

This one is my favourite:

I'm so thrilled with the results that I'm submitting it to these challenges:

The November theme at Scrapki Wyzwaniowo is Cogs.  The cogs were, ahem, "acquired" from my husband's workshop...  They look much prettier on my tags than they would in some dirty, greasy piece of machinery! (He tells me they are actually called "star washers".)

The November theme at Scrap it Girl is using paints, watercolours or gelatos.  I used two different mists (I assume these are a kind of watercolour paint?)

Sizzix/Tim Holtz Texture Fades - Collage embossing folder
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst - Cape Cod Coral mist
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst -Time Travel Teal mist
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Turquoise
Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type alphabet stickers
Rose Moka Appel de la Nature - Aqua alphabet stickers
Colorbox Cat's Eye Queue - Rainforest (Mint) fluid chalk
Whispers Silver Pearl embossing powder
Bakers twine
Dimensional Magic gloss


  1. Very nice tags, and texture is great! :) Thank you for joying us at Scrapki-wyzwaniowo :)

  2. These are beautiful, love the texture and the colours, Thanks for joining us at Scrap it Girl

  3. Beautiful tags. Love the colors. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap It Girl!

  4. I'm so honored and happy that you were inspired by my tutorial! The tags are beautiful! Thank you so much for sending me the link! I shared it in my blog's FB :)

  5. I have to say I was having a nodding of the head & a bit of a giggle at your list of what you learnt! It's FUN, though...& your tags are really lovely!!!! I am impressed with your lateral thinking skills to get around 'problems'...& Rikka is amazingly inspirational:)

  6. Great colors! Thank You for playing with us at scrapki-wyzwaniowo!

  7. So pretty. Thanks for playing along at Scrap It Girl!

  8. beautiful, brilliant colors...thanks for playing with Scrap It Girl this month!

  9. Beautiful! Love the colors & textures. Thanks for playing with us at Scrap It Girl! :)

  10. Beautiful colors and textures. Thank you for playing with us at scrapki-wyzwaniowo this month.

  11. Embossing folder stamping - SMART! Thanks so much for joining us @ Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo.

  12. I like the titles! :)
    Thank you for joining us at Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo.

  13. Super cute little tags! Thanks for playing with us at Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo!

  14. The tags look cool, I like the wintercolors on them. So nice you can say: I was thrilled with the result!! I can learn from that, because I am never totally thriled when I finish something :)Thank you for joining us at Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo.

  15. Great tags! Thanks for playing with us at Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo!


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