Saturday, November 15, 2014

Mixed Media Tag Tutorial Using Unique Laser Design's "LOVE" MDF Wood Embellishment!

Hello Everybody! I am back today with a step-by-step mixed media tag tutorial using Unique Laser Design's "LOVE" MDF wood embellishment. I had so much fun creating all of the yummy layers. This tag is grungy with a touch of glam just like I like it!
Alright, let's get this party started! :D
Started with a Heidi Swapp
Color Magic Jumbo Tag
Selected these Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Swiped the Tim Holtz Distress Inks
on a "non-stick" craft mat
Placed the Heidi Swapp tag on top
of the ink covered craft mat. 

Used my fingers to FIRMLY press 
the tag down to pick up the ink.
Used a damp cloth to remove excess distress ink
Pulled my favorite Dina Wakley 
"Clearly Collaged Hearts"
mixed media stamp set from my stash

(note: all the stamped images used 
in this project are from this set)
Randomly stamped hearts all over the tag
with black Ranger archival ink
Pulled these four 
Americana acrylic paint
colors from my stash
Added acrylic paint to the background
Added a light coat of gesso 
to the background
Added another layer of random
heart stamps
Outlined the stamped hearts with
Golden white acrylic paint
Stamped Dina Wakley's "Love rocks"
around the hearts
Outlined all the hearts with a
'Indanthrene Blue' Faber Castell Pitt pen

and blended with my finger
Outlined all the hearts with a
white Uni-ball Signo pen
Added details to the hearts with Golden
Fluorescent Magenta paint
Outlined the hearts with a black
Uni-ball Signo (Broad) pen
Added dot details with a gold
Painters pen
Stamped a heart on a piece
of patterned scrapbooking paper 
and mounted it with dimensional tape. 
Splattered the entire tag with
Heidi Swapp 'Black Velvet' Color Shine. 
Added Dina Wakely's "Where there is love,
there is not darkness" sentiment to the
bottom of an old sales receipt
Selected Unique Laser Design's "Love" 
MDF Wood to embellish my tag
Adhered the sentiment and ULD
embellishment with matte medium
Distressed the edges of the tag
with Ranger Archival Ink
Doodle stitched around the edges of the tag
Added blue and wine sari ribbon &
bling charm as final embellishments
Close-up of ULD's MDF wood
And there you have it!
My completed mixed media "Love" tag
Check out all of the delicious mixed media embellishments at Unique Laser Designs today!

Have a BLESSED day!



  1. Wow Shelley!! Such a cool project and lots of technique work!! Nice job!

    1. Awwww.....Thank you, Elizabeth!!!! Sending all that love right back to you!

  2. Ohhh I love this it is awesome!!

    1. Thanks so very much for your kindness, Brenda!!! Much love to you!

  3. Love your tag! Thank you for sharing all of the steps too! Very inspiring! :)

  4. Hi Katy! THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! I am glad you find the step-by-step tutorial helpful. It gives me strength for the next one! :D SMOOCHES!!!!