Mixed Media Chipboard Tag

At first glance, this photo is a little deceiving because you imagine this to be a fairly small piece, like an average tag. However, I’ve used one of the Stampers Anonymous Etcetera Thickboard tags. This is the medium size and it’s about 12 x 6.5 inches.

I’ll apologise now for the length of this post – I’m going to take you through the steps to create this, and being a piece with lots of texture and layers, there’s a lot to tell you!

I started with the blank MDF tag, and gave it a coat of white gesso (I used the Sizzix gesso as this is nice and thick and I only needed one coat, but any gesso will do). After that, I added some of the Ideaology collage paper. I put a piece along the bottom, and then another torn piece towards the top left of the tag. I used collage medium to stick it down, then added a little more on top to seal it. After that I started layering some colour. I used various Oxide sprays as well as the standard Distress sprays, colours used were – Speckled Egg, Antique Linen, Salvaged Patina, Hickory Smoke, and Gathered Twigs. I added several layers of colour, spritzing with water and drying in between to stop the colours mixing too much.

Once that was dry, I added a little bit of texture with a stencil and some texture paste (Prima Icing Paste in White Gold). I used a Stampers Anonymous stencil that looks like splatters. I also added some brown texture paste through a Prima script stencil.

Once the paste was dry I added a little more Distress spray. Once that was dry I added some stamping here and there, and die cut some honeycomb elements from the Sizzix Mixed Media die set from kraft card. I sponged some black paint on these before adding to the tag. Next I added some gold Sizzix Luster wax around the edges of the tag and on the reinforcer. Then I added some embossing ink (using WOW Mixed Media Embossing brush), and heat embossed with some of the Stampendous embossing enamel – I used Aged Teal and Aged Bronze. This gives a lovely melted metal look.

Now it’s time to add the elements. I die cut the Perspective Moth three times from black card and layered them up so the wings could be shaped. I added glossy accents to the body and sprinkled on some of the new Tim Holtz black glitter. I spritzed the wings with various colours of Izink sprays which have a lovely sparkle. I decided I wanted a darker colour though, so went over this in places with some of the Prima Sparks Acrylic paints. I then glued the moth to the tag.

I gathered together a few different elements to provide an area to put some text. I cut a piece of lace ribbon and coloured it with Gathered Twigs Oxide spray. I die cut the Sizzix Seal die from kraft card then painted with Sizzix Gold acrylic paint. I tucked this under the ribbon, then added some buttons and a metal flower. I took one of the Tim Holtz quote chips and covered it with Distress enamel in Speckled Egg and added some gold acrylic paint around the edges. For a final touch, I took a metal number (again from a Tim Holtz set), but the silver colour didn’t go with all the gold tones, so I added some alcohol inks in green and copper, then added some DecoArt Texture Sand paste mixed with the Stampendous Aged Teal Enamel and heated it to give a distressed, rusty patina kind of look.

Then, the final touch was just to add some splatters of black paint all over.

This is the first time I’ve used one of these large tags, and I have to say, I really like the size and thickness for mixed media projects. I’ve listed most of the products I’ve used below.

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Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting machine
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Distress Oxide Ink Sprays
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Sizzix Effectz Creamy Matte Paint
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Sizzix Effectz White Gesso Primer
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Sizzix Mixed Media Thinlits set
Sizzix Mixed Media Thinlits set
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Sizzix TH Perspective Moth
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Stampers Anonymous Field Notes
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Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Dabber
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Dabber
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Tim Holtz Quote Chips
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Aladine Izink sprays
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Tim Holtz Idealogy Collage paper - Entomology
Tim Holtz Idealogy Collage paper – Entomology
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Author: Sharon Curtis

I've been papercrafting since 2002, and am a Freelance Creative Designer. I work for various craft companies, but the majority of my work is for Sizzix, and I will be sharing details of my TV shows on Create and Craft as well as (hopefully), helpful tutorials and step by steps. Thanks for joining me!

One thought on “Mixed Media Chipboard Tag”

  1. Hi Sharon. Thanks so much for this post. The tag was such a change of style for you. Such a lot of work actually making the tag and even more work doing the write up. Hope everyone appreciates it. Stella.

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