Saturday, May 27, 2017

AIRs " Fly" Tag Using Imagine Crafts Products

Shipping tags are a wonderful substrate for mixed media art. They are small, the paper is durable and when completed they fit nicely into an art journal or can be used in place of a card. This tag showcases not only texture and color but also techniques such as embossing, masking off areas when stamping, mixing inks, using foils, coloring ribbon with inks, just to name a few. A mixed media tag is a great excuse to break into all those stockpiled, precious products since a tag requires only a small amount of each product.

Skill: All Levels
Time: one hour or less


Step one:  Mask off the head portion of the image to be used, Washi tape can be used for this, ink up the stamp with StazOn Jet Black permanent ink and stamp image onto the shipping tag.

Step two: Stamp swirls with Paris Dusk ink then stamp again in the same area using Rose Bud ink. Dry with a heat tool. Fill a water pen with Fireworks! New Sprout and color dress with the water pen.  Stamp the word “Fly” with Delicata Black Shimmer ink; this can be embossed with Clear Embossing powder melted with a heat tool. Add highlights on the heart, arms and legs of stamped image and dots on the swirls with a Memento Marker pen in Rose Bud color; silver foil can be randomly added onto portions of the tag.

Step three: Spray two pieces of ribbon with Fireworks! Craft spray.  One ribbon will be sprayed with Lilac Posies and the other with New Sprout, additional water can be sprayed onto the ribbons to achieve the desired color. Blot with a paper towel, coil up the ribbons separately and allow them to dry. When dry the ends can be trimmed, they will be richly wrinkled. Tear faces off of the Washi tape and place on tag. Lay lines of Washi tape on a scrap piece of card stock, die cut into a butterfly shape, adhere some silver foil to the butterflies.

Step four: Ink edges of tag, tie the dried colored ribbons on the top, and staple the butterflies into place.

Supply List
Imagine Products:
StazOn ink – Jet Black
Delicata – Black Shimmer
Memento Dew Drop ink – Rose Bud, Paris Dusk
Fireworks! Craft Spray – Lilac Posies, New Sprout
Memento Marker – Rose Bud
Embossing Powder – Clear
Craft Mat

Other supplies:
Manila Shipping Tag
Stamps – Mela by Stampotique, word “Fly” by Stampotique; Joy Clair Hugs & Smiles
Washi Tape – Jane Davenport
Prima – Silver foil and Glue stick; water pen
White ribbon
Sizzix – Butterfly die
Card stock
Heat tool
Big Kick Die Cutting Machine
Paper towels

Check out the Imagine Crafts blog today for this and other design team creations!
Thanks for stopping by ~ hugs ~ Renee


  1. I LOVE this!! The Fireworks colors are spectacular!! Where did you get those faces Renee? Are they Jane's?
    Love this tag- Bravo my friend! xx

    1. Yes, the faces are on one of Jane Davenport's washi tapes! I LOVE them. Thanks for stopping by Jackie, it's always nice to get your input. Hugs

  2. Love what you did with Mela ! Fabulous tag !
    Corrie x