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Recycled Cardboard Mixed Media Altered Tag

I was honored to be invited to be a part of the fabulous Nomadic Soul Diaries Instagram challenge.  I've chosen to make a mixed media tag from recycled cardboard for the challenge and I've used a bunch of my favorite products to add color and texture. I am one of the Wandering Stars for June and had a stunning bright color palette to work with. 

Star Tag 1

This is the inspiration board for the month of June for the Nomadic Soul Diaries and the theme of the month is STARS.

June 17th

Step-by-step Video Guide to Tag Creation

Creating the Tag Base

  1. Cut tag to size from recycled cardboard - I used a Tim Holtz Tag as a template
  2. Cover the tag in gesso to stop it soaking up quite so much liquid
  3. Spray with Lindy's Starburst sprays drying between each color
  4. Apply Gold texture paste through a stencil and leave to dry
  5. Add Crackle paste to the edges of the tag and allow to dry
  6. Add Lindy's sprays and Squirts over crackle paste and spritz with water to move the colors (if needed) - allow to dry
  7. Mix Dina Wakley acrylic paints Lapis and Night and apply to the tag using a Waterbrush to darken the overall color.  Add the thickest paint to the edges to create a frame and add paint thinned with water to some areas of the center.
  8. Drip on a little gold Lindy's squirts and let the whole thing dry

Once the base is dry add layers of embellishments to complete the mixed media tag.

Star Tag 7

Star Tag 7
Star Tag 7
Star Tag 7
Star Tag 7


Hoping you have enjoyed taking a peek at the process I used to create this tag.