Hey everyone! If you're anything like me, you've seen all these gorgeous mixed media projects and felt, honestly, a bit overwhelmed! There seem to be so many layers and products and it just seems like a lot! Well, I decided to use my beginner mixed media skills and a small number of supplies to try to make a fun tag that can hold a gift card. Follow along!
First up, I cut a tag out of the paper using a die. If you don't have a die, they're easy to DIY. I made sure to score and fold it before I started adding layers since I was worried it'd be difficult to score once I started adding other mediums. I didn't adhere it yet because I wanted to get the pattern over the back as well, but if you wanted to, you could certainly do that here.
Next up, I took some acrylic paints grabbed from Target in a pink and lavender color since mint, pink and lavender are natural friends! I took some modeling paste I bought off Amazon (though I think you can find it at most craft stores), put two dollops on my crafting mat and mixed a bit of the acrylic paints into it.
I made sure to washi my tag and the stencil down to the craft sheet so it didn't move around.
After that, I took my palette knife to apply the two colors. I focused on spots for certain colors individually and then grabbed a bit of each on the knife to swirl them in certain areas.
When that was dry, I sealed the tag up and adhered some die cuts to add another layer of fun!
Finally, I dropped a gift card in and it was ready to go!
I hope you learned that mixed media doesn't need to be too daunting and you can try some of these techniques out yourself. Until next time, happy crafting!