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“Be Merry” Mixed-Media Tag

Hey everyone!  Suzanne here to share with you a mixed-media tag that I’ve created using Tattered Angels Mists and High Impact Paint!  This tag came about just from supplies that I had on my table that were “begging” to be re-purposed.  With no real direction, I began with a paintbrush and a piece of Aga B’s Blank Water-Media Paper.  I love this paper for it’s thickness and the way it handles wet media like a champ!  Seriously, if you’ve not tried it-DO IT NOW!

With the exception of the stars, this tag is constructed completely from blank media paper that has been cut on an electronic die-cut machine.  The background was a quick completion with a paintbrush and color mists!

Materials Used: 

Tattered Angels High Impact Paint “Antique Gold”
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist “Patina” 
Tattered Angels Simply Sheer Watercolor “Dark Blue”
Blank Water-Media Paper by Aga Baraniak
stamps, embossing ink and embossing powder, snow paste
chipboard embellishments, eyelets
electronic die-cuts 
paintbrush, glue medium

I began with a die-cut that’s been cut using Blank Media-Paper-which happens to cut beautifully with the machine-and High Impact Paint in Antique Gold; I gave the piece two coats to ensure that all areas were covered thoroughly.  I allow the piece to dry (a heat gun can be used to speed up the process).

While the paint dries on the die-cut, I prepare the background of my tag with color and embossing.  I stamped the image with embossing ink and heat set it with embossing powder.  Once the embossing cooled, I began applying the background color with a paintbrush and Tattered Angels Mists.  I add color to the piece until I’m happy with the color gradient I was after!
When all was said and done, this is how the background turned out!  I dried the tag with a heat tool between colors which allowed me to add colors darker where I chose.
After the tag completely dried, I added snowflake paste at the bottom of the tag and let dry completely.  All that’s left is to assemble the die-cut pieces to the background and adhere the chipboard stars!
This tag was crazy easy and fun to create!  I’ve used the emboss resist technique many times over and it never disappoints!  I also enjoyed being able to use scraps on my table that turned into an actual finished project.  I hope you’ve enjoyed-thanks for stopping by!


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