Thursday, May 28, 2015

Mixed Media Backgrounds

Hey there!  I hope everyone is enjoying the warmer weather, but where did May go?  Hmmm... it sure does fly by faster and faster.  But today I have a fun, steampunkish, tag tutorial I want to share.  I am using a new (to me) stamp set that I just got from Sin City Stamps using one of my favorite images, hot air balloons.  I have prepared a video tutorial to show you all the fun you can have using all of these products together.  So let's get started.


Sin City Stamps
ColourArte Primary Elements Artist Pigments:
ColourArte Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist:
Gina's Designs Lasercut Chipboard
  • Steampunk 2 Shape Set
  • Word Ribbons 4
Small (2-5/8" x 5-1/4") Ivory Tags (Paper Reflections)
Clear Gesso (Liquitex)
Gum Arabic (Winsor & Newton)
Mini Mister filled with water
Black, Leaf Green Archival ink pad
Tim Holtz Ideaology Spinners w/brad
Vintage Photo distress ink pad

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope I have inspired you to try these great products.  You see how beautifully they work together, stamps, chipboard, and paints, ooh la la!

Have a wonderful, creative weekend!



  1. fun project, the hot air balloons are my favorite stamps

  2. thanks so much for this tutorial - I never really realized how to use the color pigments, even though I have a few LOL. Love your tags - hot air balloons are one of my favorite 'themes.' And - after making 2,347 tags in my life, I didn't realize that putting a medium on the tag would change the way color adhered. A big "D'UH" when off in my brain. LOL Thanks for sharing your expertise and skill!

  3. Adventures in video taping, lol I love it! I also love the hot air balloon images too!! Nicely done!

  4. Love this project so much. Great bold colors and great work

  5. Thanks everyone for your sweet comments.


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