How to Make a Seaside Summer Mixed Media Tag

Today we will create a beach themed mixed media tag with Distress Oxide Inks, dry embossing & collage . The base is a jumbo manila tag. You can find most supplies at the Funkie Junkie Boutique.

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How to Make a Seaside Summer Mixed Media Tag
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This is the finished tag.  Begin by smooshing the DOX inks onto a non stick craft sheet.  Spritz with water until the ink beads up.  Drag tag through the inky puddle and dry with a heat tool.  Repeat.

This is the finished tag. Begin by smooshing the DOX inks onto a non stick craft sheet. Spritz with water until the ink beads up. Drag tag through the inky puddle and dry with a heat tool. Repeat.

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Be sure to dry each layer of ink before adding the next.  While tag is still damp, do dry embossing.  Rub Frayed Burlap Ink directly on the smooth side of the folder.

Be sure to dry each layer of ink before adding the next. While tag is still damp, do dry embossing. Rub Frayed Burlap Ink directly on the smooth side of the folder.

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Inked side of tag should be placed so that it connects with inked side of embossing folder.  Repeat on bottom of tag with another folder.  Dry tag.  Rub Frayed Burlap over raised edges.

Inked side of tag should be placed so that it connects with inked side of embossing folder. Repeat on bottom of tag with another folder. Dry tag. Rub Frayed Burlap over raised edges.

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Cut cork to make 2" x 3" tag.  Punch a hole at the top of the tag.  Thread with burlap string.

Cut cork to make 2" x 3" tag. Punch a hole at the top of the tag. Thread with burlap string.

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Brush tag with Picket Fence, Pumice Stone and Weathered Wood Distress Paint.  Spritz with water.  Gently dry with heat tool.

Brush tag with Picket Fence, Pumice Stone and Weathered Wood Distress Paint. Spritz with water. Gently dry with heat tool.

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I had this seahorse brooch in my stash, but you could die cut one to use on your tag or use some other ocean themed image here. Tap tag with Pumice Stone Distress paint to knock back the gold.

I had this seahorse brooch in my stash, but you could die cut one to use on your tag or use some other ocean themed image here. Tap tag with Pumice Stone Distress paint to knock back the gold.

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Add a scrap of dark text paper to base of tag.  Ink edges of Tim Holtz Ticket with Broken China.  Glue in place.  Spatter with Distress Antique Bronze Mica Spray.

Add a scrap of dark text paper to base of tag. Ink edges of Tim Holtz Ticket with Broken China. Glue in place. Spatter with Distress Antique Bronze Mica Spray.

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Glue tag onto cork paper layer, then onto corrugate layer that you have painted. Use Scor-Tape to secure layers.  Punch top hole through all layers.

Glue tag onto cork paper layer, then onto corrugate layer that you have painted. Use Scor-Tape to secure layers. Punch top hole through all layers.

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Glue Globe from Expeditions Ephemera pack in place.  Glue cork tag over the edge, as seen here.

Glue Globe from Expeditions Ephemera pack in place. Glue cork tag over the edge, as seen here.

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Die cut scroll from cork.  Spritz w/Mica Spray.  Glue in place.  Add Little Birdie Flowers.  Add sentiment sticker.

Die cut scroll from cork. Spritz w/Mica Spray. Glue in place. Add Little Birdie Flowers. Add sentiment sticker.

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Paint wooden hot air balloon with Broken China.  Tap on Fossilized Amber.  Stamp with any text stamp using Frayed Burlap Ink.

Paint wooden hot air balloon with Broken China. Tap on Fossilized Amber. Stamp with any text stamp using Frayed Burlap Ink.

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Place drop of Mermaid Lagoon Reinker on craft sheet.  Spritz with water. Cut 1 yard of seam binding ribbon and dye in the ink.

Place drop of Mermaid Lagoon Reinker on craft sheet. Spritz with water. Cut 1 yard of seam binding ribbon and dye in the ink.

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Repeat with smaller amount of Cracked Pistachio.

Repeat with smaller amount of Cracked Pistachio.

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Crinkle ribbon, dry with heat tool and spatter with Mica Spray.

Crinkle ribbon, dry with heat tool and spatter with Mica Spray.

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Add half the ribbon to the top of tag.  Top with burlap string bow and button.  Pin trinket pin thru ribbon, add beads and charms that have been tapped with paint.

Add half the ribbon to the top of tag. Top with burlap string bow and button. Pin trinket pin thru ribbon, add beads and charms that have been tapped with paint.

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Add ribbon and burlap string beneath flower cluster.  Glue down seashells, sand and pearls.  Spatter everything with Mica Distress Spray.

Add ribbon and burlap string beneath flower cluster. Glue down seashells, sand and pearls. Spatter everything with Mica Distress Spray.

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This completes the tag.  I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial!  Thanks for joining me!

This completes the tag. I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial! Thanks for joining me!

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