Apr 6, 2022

Floral Frilly Mixed Media Tag

 Hello friends! I am posting for The Funkie Junkie Boutique today. The current challenge is April Showers bring May flowers. There are prizes. The deets are on The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog. I am still on my Etcetera Tag kick so I present this floral layered mixed media tag!

This one uses many layers of mixed media techniques. It all started with the new Doily Embossing Folder. I love this folder!

I knew inks were in the plans and I wanted the doily to really stand out against the background colors. I embossed the upper left and lower right corners of a Heavyweight Distress Cardstock cut in half. After embossing, I swiped a VersaMark pad lightly over the raised images and coated with clear embossing powder. Be sure to check the image as you may have loose powder in areas outside the image. A small dry brush easily removes the powder. Heat emboss. 

It is now time to ink the panel using Old Paper and Antique Linen, Saltwater Taffy (a new fav) and Speckled Egg ink and oxide sprays. I used my spray box and started with the Old Paper and Antique Linen to generously color the paper and heat dried before moving onto the Saltwater Taffy and Speckled Egg Sprays. Once done, I heat dried the panel and stitched around the edges and set aside.

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Next up is ink smooshing an additional piece of Distress Heavyweight Cardstock with Saltwater Taffy, Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters. I added additional ink in some areas to create darker layers. The Bloom Colorize Die was used to create the flowers and leaves.

Tip: when you need 2 shades of one color, simply ink a portion of cardstock in a darker shade (example - yellow flowers above).

I selected one of the Ideology Floral Frames and inked it with Old Paper and added the photo. The photo is actually my Grandparents Aloys and Aggie. The lace and the buttons are a tribute to Grandma Aggie who sewed Barbie Doll clothes for my five cousins and me! Why use a stock photo when you have a great family photo?

It is now time to assemble the parts! I dyed seam binding with Saltwater Taffy and created bot a small bow for the frame and the top of the tag.

After the lace edging was dry on the edges of the phot frame, I added a piece of Fun Foam for dimension and attached it to the right side of the card.  I arranged the blooms and leaves and attached with my Collage Medium bottle.

The final step was to use Speckled Egg Embossing Glaze to color the Quote Chip and attach to the top of the frame.

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  1. Elegant tag with beautiful layers! Love the way you framed out the sweet couple!

  2. Thanks for the step by step instructions. This is beautiful and I too love the latest colour saltwater taffy.

  3. Beautiful tag! Love the saltwater taffy flowers.

  4. beautiful! Love the embossed background. =)


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