Friday, January 10, 2014

Mixed Media Gift Tag and a Tutorial ~ Scraps of Darkness & Imaginarium Designs

I am back with a second project for you this month combining the Scraps of Darkness December 2012 Kit with Imaginarium Designs Chipboard! Today, I am sharing a mixed media gift tag and a tutorial! I had lots of fun making this cute winter tag using the Bo Bunny "Woodland Winter" collection and Luminarte Silks Acrylic Glaze from the SOD kit, along with an Imaginarium Designs chipboard tree and sentiment!

First, I painted a white #8 shipping tag with the Silks Glaze in Bolivian Blue. I then masked some "snow" on the bottom of the tag using a Prima 12 x 12 stencil and some Light Molding Paste mixed with DecoArt SnowTex. I fussy cut the snowman from the Bo Bunny paper and added some of the Molding Paste/SnowTex mixture to the bottom of the snowman. I cut the snowflake circles from one of the Bo Bunny cardstock stickers (they were originally part of a border sticker) and added them randomly around the tag. I also used the awesome fur trim from the kit at the top of the tag - I threaded it through the tag's hole and glued the trim together and, once dry, I cut it into strips.
For the "Just for You" sentiment, I simply painted the chipboard with two coats of Luminarte Silks Acrylic Glaze in Silver Bells.
I used a couple of different techniques to create this snowy tree - so I thought I would share the process with you!

Snowy Tree Tutorial
  • Imaginarium Designs Christmas Tree
  • Luminarte Silks Acrylic Glaze - Silver Bells, Ice
  • Golden Light Molding Paste
  • DecoArt SnowTex
  • Luminarte Primary Elements Pigments -
    Forest Green and Bolivian Blue
  • Palette Knife
  • Needle
  • White Gesso

Before starting to alter the chipboard Christmas tree, you'll need to prepare your mediums:
  • First, mix together equal parts of the Molding Paste and SnowTex (the SnowTex is quite coarse and adding the molding paste makes it easier to spread)
  • Second, separate half of molding paste/SnowTex mixture into a second container - add Luminarte Primary Elements pigments to colour the medium. I wanted a green colour with a hint of blue, so I have used Forest Green and Bolivian Blue. (Add a little bit of each medium at a time until you achieve the colour you want.)
Altering the Chipboard Tree
Now you're ready to create your snowy tree! I've provided a step-by-step photo tutorial below!

Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Used
 Christmas Tree Board

"Just For You" Phrase

Other Products Used
Scraps of Darkness - December 2013 Winter Wonderland Kit - Patterened Paper - Bo Bunny "Woodland Winter" collection - Scarf and Cardstock Stickers; Luminarte Silks Acrylic Glaze - Ice, Silver Bells and Bolivian Blue; Wrights 1" Fur Trim.
Personal Stash - White #8 Shipping Tag; Prima 12 x 12 Stencil ; Golden Light Molding Paste; DecoArt SnowTex; Luminarte Primary Elements Pigments - Forest Green and Bolivian Blue; Claudine Hellmuth Studio Gesso; Aleene's Tacky Glue; Beacon 3-in-1 Glue; 3D Foam Adhesive.
Don't forget that Imaginarium Designs is looking for new Designers - check out the DESIGN TEAM CALL for more information.

That's it for me today! I hope you liked my tag and found my tutorial helpful! Don't forget to leave a comment on my post on the Imaginarium Designs blog for a chance to win some Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Products!

1 comment:

Denise Price said...

I like the feathers at the top of the tag. Very cute!