Monday, January 4, 2016


Hello my dear crafty friends, Irit here, welcome to my new Mixed Media tutorial for ARTplorations.

As Mixed Media tutorial are mostly about the techniques, the best way to show those techniques is to make a tag.
Tags are not just to use  over the gift bags, but they are prefect to show MM techniques and artistic ways to add colors and textures to your projects.

 So here is my new tutorial STEP BY STEP:
1.  Glue a very antique piece  of a book page to the big tag with Gel Medium. I used ESF one, but any medium is good for this step.

2. Cover the wet Gel Medium with clear embossing powder and heat emboss it. It gives us a nice shiny background and a bit of a texture too; and it dries the medium too.

3. Use ARTplorations Fearless Large stencil  and make the flower over the tag with the same Gel Medium.

4. Cover the wet flower image with a thick layer of blue glitter. And now dry it with your heat gun.

5. Now paint over the dry image and over the whole tag with Gel Medium based paints. I used ESF Iridescents by Ann Butler as I have them. But any kind of shiny semi transparent paint will work here.

6. As a next step I added some grids with white Chalk it Up ESF paint over the ARTplorations Gridlocked stencil. 
I also painted Makin's Clay hand made molded piece with Copper paint and glued them over the tag. 

7. Now I added Discover stamped word using STAMPlorations Bold sentiments- Discover  stamp over the tissue paper with black permanent ink. My tag is very textured, so the only way to stamp over it is to stamp on tissue and to glue it over the tag with all  texture under the stamped image.
I added some blue glass beads here and there and made this stickers sentiment  under the stamped word.
The whole tag was distressed around too.


  1. Wow Irit - I have never seen this process before... sooo interesting and sooooooo GORGEOUS.... totally glitz and glamour and bling!! Of course, I love that!! Thanks bunches for the super tutorial. Going back to steady it some more. HAPPY NEW YEAR. j.

  2. Wow Irit, gorgeous mixed media tag with all your layered techniques. I have never seen eb powders and heat eb used like you did. Very creative and cool effect. TFS your beautiful tag and photo tutorial. Will be trying. Hugs, Nancy

  3. Beautiful - thank you so much for your detailed tutorial.

  4. What a cool tag Irit!Love all the elements on this tag...

  5. Very inspirational tutorial. I don't always know what to do with clear mediums so this has really helped, thank you x Love the finished tag and the colours and techniques you have used x


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