April 16, 2021

Bookmark and Tags Die Set Instagram Hop - Vintage Mixed Media Tag

Hey Whimsy Fans! Some of the Whimsy Stamps Creative Team are doing an Insta-Hop bringing you inspiration using the amazing Bookmark and Tags die set. This die collection has 17 dies and is perfect to create bookmarks and tags of all shapes and sizes.
Be sure to visit my Instagram account here for all the details on how you can hop along and have a chance of winning a $25 gift certificate to Whimsy Stamps. 

For my project I decided to make a shabby chic mixed media tag. In addition to the Bookmark and Tag die set I also used these Whimsy products:
Flight of the Butterflies stamp set, Butterflies stamp set, Twinkle stencil, Connected Bubbles die, Poppy Flower die, Floral Impressions papers

Here is how I created my tag:

I started out by cutting the large tag from the Bookmark and Tag die set 4 times from heavy weight watercolor paper (I used Canson XL cold press), layered and adhered them on top of each other. 
Then I cut the large tag once from the 
Floral Impressions papers. As the sheets are not big enough to fit the whole tag I cut two parts and glued both as top layer onto my watercolor paper tag. Because I am decorating my tag the seam will not be visible once the tag is finished.

I then used white Gesso and gave my tag a light wash to dull the colors a bit and give it a vintage look. After that I used the twinkle stencil and added some texture here and there using modeling paste. After everything was dry I physically distressed the edges using a distressing tool as well as Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy. Finally I added white and gold sprinkles using white and gold acrylic paint. Now my tag base is done.

To create some embellishments I die cut the Connected Bubbles die as well as the leaves die from the Poppy Flower die from mixed media paper. I used different shimmer color sprays to color my die cuts (pink, blue and teal). To the Connected Bubbles die cut I also added some gold dots using a DecoColor oil based gold metallic marker.I stamped the large butterfly from the Butterflies stamp set onto a piece of the Floral Impressions papers with Versamark ink, heat embossed with white embossing powder and fussy cut the butterfly.
Other embellishments I used are some mulberry flowers, flower centers, a piece of lace, burlap string, cheese cloth and tulle ribbon.

I arranged everything on my tag and glued it down using heavy gel and super thick tacky glue. I used one of the smaller tags from the Bookmark and Tag die set for my sentiment which is included with the Flight of the Butterflies stamp set. To finish the vintage look of the tag I added more white Gesso to the flowers and leaves as well as gold and white acrylic paint sprinkles and distressed some more parts with Brushed Corduroy Distress ink. 

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1 comment:

  1. Iris, this is stunning hun! LOVE seeing your shabby chic creations, they always are so delish. Beauty in every detail. Hugs, Wends xoxo


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