How to Make A 3D Mixed Media Tag

Posted by Kim Dellow

Learn how to make a 3D mixed media tag, perfect for wrapping gifts or using as a decoration.

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Hi it is Kim Dellow here on the blog today. I really love the Waffle Flower 3D diamond template â€" I love the fact that in one simple pass of your die-cutting machine, you can have a flat shape that can be folded into a 3D diamond. So clever. It looks great on cards but what about using it to add a bit of dimension to a mixed media tag?

Rather than making a usual tag shape, I’ve stuck with Waffle Flower to make the tag shape and used the Flower Circles die. So if you liked you could actually use this tag to decorate with too. It would make a fun Christmas tree decoration!

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Here Is What You Will Need:

Faber-Castell Gelato Guava

Faber-Castell Gelato Gold Champagne

Faber-Castell Gelato Metallic Melon

Faber-Castell Gelato Metallic Mint

Waffle Flower 3D Diamond Template die

Waffle Flower Flower Circles die

Spellbinders Nestabilities S4-114 Standard Circles LG

Die-cutting machine

Liquitex Gesso

Golden Regular Gel (Gloss)

Strathmore Mixed Media Journal

Christmas music sheets

Bottle of water

Baker's twine

Glue

Brush

Heat tool

3D foam pads

We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Hole Punch & Eyelet Setter

Let's Make a 3D Tag

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This project starts in my art journal. Tear up music sheets into strips and stick them to a page in a Strathmore Mixed Media Journal using Golden Regular Gel. Once this was dry, I then added a layer of Liquitex Gesso and let that dry too.

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Still working in the journal, I added some color randomly to the page with the Faber-Castell Gelatos. I added some color directly with the gelato then added water with a brush and let the color drip and move about by holding the page up from time to time. In between each color, I used a heat tool to dry the page.

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Now it is time to do some die-cutting and I ripped the page from my journal and used the dies to cut the shapes. There is a handy video from Waffle Flower showing how to fold the 3D Diamond template into the diamond; you can find it on the Blitsy website. It really helps to have quick-drying glue so that you don't have to hold the sides of the diamond together for too long waiting for the glue to dry!

I cut the Circle Flower die twice from the page. I also cut a circle to fit just within one of the scalloped circles.

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Once the 3D diamond was dry, I painted it with the Gold Champagne Gelato by using a brush to take the color from the stick.

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Then I stuck the scalloped circle onto the die-cut circle with 3D foam and punched a hole in one of the scallops to thread the Baker’s twine. Next I added the second scalloped circle die-cut over the top of the first with 3D foam. I added in the circle frame die-cut with more 3D foam and finally the 3D Diamond with glue.

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It is a cute little pastel mixed media tag for a very special bit of gift wrapping!

Thanks for popping in.

Kim Dellow