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Today Amina shows you how to make beautiful tags, by incorporating multiple techniques.
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I altered this wooden cigar box using a mixed media approach. I started by applying gesso to the outside and inside of the box. I then used acrylic paint and gesso to give it a shabby worn look. I used a Prima stencil to apply some texture paste and let it dry. After that I went over the stenciled part with an acrylic color ‘wash’ by adding Air brush medium Crimson acrylic paint. Adding Airbrush medium to acrylic paint thins it down without diluting the color and this allows for a watercolor type of look using acrylic paint. This technique is useful when you want the color to be permanent. Next I applied gesso to a Dusty Attic Chipboard Frame. I then embossed it with Antique Linen Distress Embossing Powder. I used 2, 4×6 inch cards from the Prima tales of you & me collection and layered them on the box. Next I attached the Chipboard frame to the box aligning its top and right margin with the 4×6 card.
I then added some flowers from the tales of you & me collection on the top right part and some flowers to the lower left corner of the Chipboard frame. I used some ephemera, fussy cut butterflies a resin butterfly and a resin corner to embellish the box.
I cut out a piece from one of the ephemera and attached it to the back of a resin frame. I used the acrylic wash technique to color the area around this frame. All embellishments were given a shabby look by using gesso and some paint. Finally I splattered some watered gesso over the top of the box.
Some products used in the project.
This 12×12 layout was done using papers and embellishments from the ‘Carpe Diem’ Collection by Simple Stories. This collection has such vibrant colors and many of the papers have icons and flowers that can be cut out to embellish your project.
I fussy cut a load of flowers from one of the 12×12 sheets . I cut out some patterned paper pieces to layer the picture and used a chipboard frame from the adhesive chipboard frame pack around the picture. I used the fussy cut flowers embellish the layout and layered these around the picture along with some paper doilies, cardstock stickers from the 12×12 ‘Fundamentals’ sticker sheet, washi tape and other fussy cut elements.
Finally I added some stickers to the right of the picture. Carpe Diem is available in 3 different kits which are discounted. You can also buy the individual products at Artful Crafting.
Some products used in this project
For this layout I used Papers and Embellishments from the beautiful ‘Tales of You & Me’ Collection by Prima. To add interest to the background I stenciled some texture paste in the lower left and upper right corners. I tore two strips from paper and distressed the edges before adding them along the entire length on the left edge of the layout.
I stamped a ‘Splatter background’ using Distress ink in Victorian Velvet and Fired Brick in the area surrounding where I wanted my photo, leaving the upper right quadrant and focusing mainly on the upper left and lower right areas. I used ‘Large Ink Splatter Background’ stamp by Your Next Stamp and after inking it I gently misted it with water using a mini mister before stamping. Next I used Prima stamps ‘Read to Me’ and ‘Coffee Stains’ with Walnut Stain Distress Ink to add some texture to the background.
I chose 3 cards from the 3×4 inch journaling notecard pad and distressed the edges. I used these to layer the photograph.
In addition I also added some fussy cut butterflies and chipboard flourishes to the composition. I edged all the ephemera, fussy cut elements and flowers with white gesso. I also gessoed the chipboard flourishes before painting them with Victorian Velvet Distress paint.
I added some ‘Blush‘ microbeads using gel medium. Finally I added ‘Happy’ diecut to the upper left of the layout.