How to Make a Mixed Media Tag With Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts

A mixed media chipboard tag using Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts, acrylic paints and mediums, stencils, and a few techniques for giving definition to your chipboard embellishments.

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How to Make a Mixed Media Tag With Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts
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1
Cut paper to size of tag and run through Xyron machine.

Cut paper to size of tag and run through Xyron machine.

2
Adhere paper to one side of tag and trim off excess.

Adhere paper to one side of tag and trim off excess.

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3
Cut out hole in center of tag top.

Cut out hole in center of tag top.

4
Repeat steps 1-3 to cover reverse side of tag. Cut out center hole in tag again.

Repeat steps 1-3 to cover reverse side of tag. Cut out center hole in tag again.

5
Edge tag with Prussian Blue Chalk ink pad.

Edge tag with Prussian Blue Chalk ink pad.

6
Spread 3D Gloss Gel through stencil onto tag.

Spread 3D Gloss Gel through stencil onto tag.

7
Remove stencil and allow gel to dry.  It will dry clear.

Remove stencil and allow gel to dry. It will dry clear.

8
Spray Cobalt Color Bloom over tag.

Spray Cobalt Color Bloom over tag.

9
Spritz color with water and allow it to spread over tag.  Allow to dry or carefully speed drying time with a heat tool.  Be careful not to heat too close to the gel or it will "bubble".

Spritz color with water and allow it to spread over tag. Allow to dry or carefully speed drying time with a heat tool. Be careful not to heat too close to the gel or it will "bubble".

10
Apply coat of Snow Writer to the two GSL seaweed chipboard pieces.  Allow to dry.  Now they can be used as coral.

Apply coat of Snow Writer to the two GSL seaweed chipboard pieces. Allow to dry. Now they can be used as coral.

11
Mix Primary Magenta with Titanium White to get the pink color you desire and paint the seaweed/coral.

Mix Primary Magenta with Titanium White to get the pink color you desire and paint the seaweed/coral.

12
Spray Cotton Candy Color Bloom over the two seaweed /coral pieces and allow to dry.

Spray Cotton Candy Color Bloom over the two seaweed /coral pieces and allow to dry.

13
Paint the smaller seahorse with a mix of Cerulean Blue, Blue Green Light, and Titanium White acrylic paint.  Vary the colors as you paint the seahorse for more definition.

Paint the smaller seahorse with a mix of Cerulean Blue, Blue Green Light, and Titanium White acrylic paint. Vary the colors as you paint the seahorse for more definition.

14
Paint mermaid's skin with flesh tint acrylic paint, add shading as shown.  Draw and color facial features on the mermaid.  Trace around body onto decorative cloth or paper and run through Xyron.

Paint mermaid's skin with flesh tint acrylic paint, add shading as shown. Draw and color facial features on the mermaid. Trace around body onto decorative cloth or paper and run through Xyron.

15
For dimension, make hair lines with Glossy Accents  and let dry.

For dimension, make hair lines with Glossy Accents and let dry.

16
Mix Burnt Umber with Translucent White acrylic paint to make a brown hair color.  Paint hair with mixture.

Mix Burnt Umber with Translucent White acrylic paint to make a brown hair color. Paint hair with mixture.

17
Remove backing sheet and adhere body/dress to mermaid.  Set aside.

Remove backing sheet and adhere body/dress to mermaid. Set aside.

18
Cut apart two of the flourishes from the Fantasy Frame and Flourishes set, as shown.

Cut apart two of the flourishes from the Fantasy Frame and Flourishes set, as shown.

19
Before adding this piece to her dress, paint it with a mix of Metallic Gold, Raw Sienna, and Quinacridone Burnt Orange to get that copper color.  This was also done to the flourish at top left of tag.

Before adding this piece to her dress, paint it with a mix of Metallic Gold, Raw Sienna, and Quinacridone Burnt Orange to get that copper color. This was also done to the flourish at top left of tag.

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This is the top portion of the flourish on the left in Step 18.  Mix Cerulean Blue, Blue Green Light, and Translucent White and paint this section, as shown.  Paint one side with white highlights.

This is the top portion of the flourish on the left in Step 18. Mix Cerulean Blue, Blue Green Light, and Translucent White and paint this section, as shown. Paint one side with white highlights.

21
Cut Diamonds sheet in random fashion.  Paint with mix of Cerulean Blue, Blue Green Light, and Translucent White. Vary the colors as you blend.

Cut Diamonds sheet in random fashion. Paint with mix of Cerulean Blue, Blue Green Light, and Translucent White. Vary the colors as you blend.

22
Cover Diamonds sheet with Interference Gold acrylic paint.

Cover Diamonds sheet with Interference Gold acrylic paint.

23
Paint the smaller seahorse with a mix of Cerulean Blue and Blue Green Light, varying the colors as you paint for more definition. Add Interference Gold acrylic paint over seahorse for added glimmer.

Paint the smaller seahorse with a mix of Cerulean Blue and Blue Green Light, varying the colors as you paint for more definition. Add Interference Gold acrylic paint over seahorse for added glimmer.

24
Paint this section with Cerulean Blue and Blue Green Light.  Add some highlights with Translucent White on one side, while adding shading on the other side with Phthalo Green Yellow.  Set aside.

Paint this section with Cerulean Blue and Blue Green Light. Add some highlights with Translucent White on one side, while adding shading on the other side with Phthalo Green Yellow. Set aside.

25
Here are the chipboard embellishments, painted and ready to be adhered to the chipboard tag.

Here are the chipboard embellishments, painted and ready to be adhered to the chipboard tag.

26
And here is the finished tag.  Metal embellishments and tiny pearls were added, as shown.  A tag with "The Sea" was adhered in upper right corner of tag.

And here is the finished tag. Metal embellishments and tiny pearls were added, as shown. A tag with "The Sea" was adhered in upper right corner of tag.

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