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July 24, 2018

“Dream” Mixed Media Tag by Karen Jiles

Hi there, 

It’s Karen, sharing a Mixed Media Tag that I created with the Cut N Boss Machine and the Design Grid Embossing Folder. I love this versatile folder. It adds just the right amount of texture and the distressed and aged techniques I used created a great vintage effect. I added some book paper to create a fun versatile layer and I enhanced the overall design by tapping on some gesso using a paintbrush.  Take a peek at the super easy tutorial below.

Craftwell Embossing Folder: Design Grid
Inked Manilla Tag
Oxide Inks
Floral Die Cuts
Word Band
Dyed Ribbon
Blending Tool

Step 1: Place inked manila tag in the Design Grid embossing folder and run through the Cut N Boss machine. Remove embossed tag from the embossing folder.
Step 2: Using a blending tool, distress the edges of the tag using coordinating oxide inks.
Step 3: Adhere floral die cuts to the tag.

Step 4: Tear a piece of book paper, distress the edges and adhere the book paper onto the tag. Add additional floral die cuts to the tag.
Step 5: Add ribbon and word band to the tag. Highlight ribbon with gesso. Tap gesso over tag using a paintbrush. 
I hope that this "Dream" Mixed Media Tag has inspired you.

Thanks so much for visiting today!


  1. Wonderful technique and tag. Tfs

  2. Love all the details! Great techniques and elements!


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