Welcome Spring - watercolour tag tattered angels mists mixed media

Welcome Spring – watercolour tag

Hey everyone! Suzanne Austin here to share with you a very simple mixed-media tag that I’ve created using some of my favorite Canvas Corp products! I have to admit-playing with supplies aimlessly is probably one of my all-time favorite things to do! Most times, I end up with something totally cool and unexpected-other times, not so much. I am happy to report that this little “Springy” tag made the cool and unexpected cut!
I will show you how to create this bright and textural tag with minimal supplies and time!

Materials used for the project:
Tattered Angels Baseboard Mist – SunburstCoalWave

Tattered Angels High Impact Paint – Light BlueAquaWhite
Tattered Angels Simply Sheer Mist – Tangy Lime
Tattered Angels Frayed Cotton Paper
Canvas Corp Black and White Damask Paper
Canvas Corp Tissue Stock
paint brush
gel medium for adhesive
thread, stick pin, typed greeting, sticker label
dictionary text, die-cut leaves

Tattered Angels Frayed Cotton Paper is very textural, thick and sturdy, and LOVES color of all kind! I began this tag by simply painting a piece of Frayed Cotton Paper with several colors of Tattered Angels High Impact Paints; I had an “idea” of the color I wanted, so I kept applying the paint until I was satisfied with the outcome. I love that the texture of the paper is still visible even after several coats of paint had been applied!

Once the paint dries, I use a regular manila tag as a template to cut out the tag shape; I was able to get several tags from the paper that I can use in future projects!

To add a little more visual interest, I apply Tattered Angels Base Board Mist in “Wave” with the spray nozzle in random spots.

Now that the base of the tag is complete, it’s time to begin embellishing. I still have no real direction with this tag at this point (which is typical of my crafting style), so what better way to start than with some stitching and Canvas Corp tissue paper and patterned paper?! I’m beginning to get a feel of where things are going, so I add a little stenciling over the paper and keep on sticking!

Next, I grab another (see a theme here? :)) Tattered Angels Baseboard Mist in “Sunburst” and spritz one of the flowers I’d set aside for the tag. The mist colored the flower beautifully with only a couple of sprays; I also colored some die-cut leaves using Simply Sheer Mist in “Tangy Lime.”

Now that everything is dry, it’s time to put the finishing touches! Using artist’s gel medium, I arrange and adhere the flowers, die-cut leaves, and a “scrunched” piece of Stretched Canvas Fabric. While that’s still drying, I tuck white thread in the flowers for added texture and a corsage pin well- just because! All that’s left to do is to add the typed greeting with label and some fun black splatters using Tattered Angels Baseboard Mist in “Coal.”

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about this project as much as I did creating it!

Thanks for stopping by!


– Suzanne –
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  1. March 18, 2018 @ 11:29 am Julia Cotrim

    Gorgeous tag! Wonderful colors and embellishments! 🙂


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