Saturday, January 11, 2014

Mixed Media Gift Tag and a Tutorial

Hi There! It is Sarah, back with a second project for you this month - a mixed media gift tag and a tutorial! I had lots of fun making this cute winter tag using Bo Bunny's "Woodland Winter" collection along with an Imaginarium Designs chipboard tree and sentiment!
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 this post for a chance to win some Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Products!


  1. Oh, what an amazing tag! I love how you altered the Christmas tree chipboard!