Hi there everyone! Practical Scrapper Laura here, with a fun, easy tutorial using gelatos
and other mixed media goodies!
If you are intimidated by mixed media, gelatos, paints....don't be! You are missing out on
a world world of awesome crafting possibilities! I'll be taking you through step by step,
how I created this tag:
First up....the gelatos....you take the blank tag (I used Prima tags, but a manilla tag of any kind is good)
and scribble color in coordinating colors....yep, just like crayons:
Then you just buff it in....I use my finger.....but you can also use a dry sponge. It will look like this:
You continue like that until the entire tag is finished:
Next, I like to soften and blend a little more, so I take a damp paper towel and dab it on the
gelato background....because they react with water, some comes off and it leaves a soft
feathery pattern on the background like this:
Next up....use a paint dauber (or a sponge with some paint) to dab on a pattern with a fun
stencil, I used this crackle stencil from Prima:
Next step....add some stamped images....more Prima here, and a Tim Holtz sentiment....
I like to use Distress Ink for a softer look (the swirls) and Memento Ink for the darker:
To finish it....final touches are up to you....I used some fussy cut stamped and inked flowers,
a little bling, ribbon and lace, and a Prima Doll stamp that I paper pieced together. Here's
a close up of some of details:
So, are you inspired to have some mixed media fun? C'mon and dive in....ink, paint,
gelatos, stencils, stamps....so many options, and remember....the possibilities begin
with the courage to imagine!! ;)
PS....feel free to stop by my blog for specific details on products used!