Mixed Media Tags with Sketchy Birds and Distress Ink Background

Hey there, my lovely crafters! It’s your girl Priss @artful.layers back again, and I’m happy to share my latest mixed-media creations with you. These two gorgeous tags burst with intense colors, funny layers, and plenty of textures. I had so much fun making them and I can’t wait to show you the details.

For this project, I use a piece of A5 size cardboard that then I cut in half. But previously I glued some absorbent paper to it that I had stained with intense pigments in green, blue, purple and golden, which formed spectacular designs of colors and shine.

I also used the lovely Rainbows 2 stencil and the gorgeous stamps set Mix it Up 4 (my new favorite) to create some patterns and textures in the background and make it more interesting. For the stamps I used oxide inks in colors that perfectly match the colors of the background, and for the stencil I choose black ink to add some contrast.

I had fun playing with the stencil Marks 1! I used some white texture paste to create a gorgeous contrast and brighten up the background. It’s amazing how a little touch of white can add so much depth and character to a project.

My tags showcase the stunning birds from the Sketchy Birds set, which I painted using pigments as watercolors to give them a soft look. To personalize them, I stamped small flowers and stars on their bellies. I used acrylic paint markers to add details and accentuate the little decorations.

The stars I used are from Journal Notes set and the flowers are from the set Whimsical Summer.

I usually don’t place a focal point without a ‘bed’ to support it. For this particular instance, I’ve used scraps of book pages, a tangle of threads, and a leave from the Pencil Marks 5 set that I’ve embossed in white on vellum.

I used black cardstock and white embossing powder to prepare my sentiment “I LOVE YOU” from Flowers Gone Wild set. Then I put it over threads, a tiny scrap of book page and a ribbon that I painted with the same blue pigment.

Check out these pics to get a closer look at my tags. Hope you enjoy them!

Check out these amazing Tags inspiration and get ready to be wowed!! And if you love Sketchy Birds, we’ve got you covered with even more inspiring ideas here.

I really hope you enjoyed the post and that it has left you feeling inspired to create some amazing projects and share with us in our FB group (Rubber Dance Stamping Lounge), we’d love to see them!.

Until next time, happy creating time!


Hugs, Priss

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These are the products I used

Rainbows 2
Marks 1
Mix it Up 4
Pencil Marks 5
Sketchy Birds 1
Flowers Gone Wild

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