Thursday, November 17, 2016

Merry Christmas Reindeer Tag

Hi there,

this year I have the great honor to be a Guest Designer for Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas Event and this is my creation:

  • cut out a tag from watercolor paper and cover it with white gesso
  • create a background using Distress Paints (Mowed Lawn, Festive Berries, Iced Spruce)
  • stamp one of the Gingham patterns from the Waltzingmouse Stamps Gingham and Co. stamp set with Memento Luxe (Rich Cocoa) and cover the tag with clear embossing powder - otherwise the ink would take quite long to dry on the painted surface
  • paint around the ARTplorations Christmas Reindeer mask with Dylusions Paint (Melted Chocolate)
  • paint only a frame around that mask with Dylusions Paint (Ground Coffee) for a stronger contrast and let this color fade into the background
  • apply golden Texture Paste through the ARTplorations Oh my Stars! Mini stencil and let it dry thoroughly
  • ink up the edges with Versamark and heat-emboss them with WOW! Metallic Rich Gold embossing powder
  • stamp the script from the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Elements set with Delicata (Golden Glitz) for even more texture
  • cut out the CUTplorations Merry Christmas phrase die from golden glitter cardstock and brown foam rubber; adhere the pieces on top of each other and use Multi Medium Matte to glue the sentiment to the bottom of the tag
  • dye a piece of seam binding with matching Distress Inks (Mowed Lawn, Festive Berries) and thread it through the hole of the tag
  • add splatters with Finetec Mica Watercolors (Inca Gold) as finishing touch

I hope you got inspired.



  1. Fantastic layering of so many wonderful elements Tanja. So much to look at. I know there will be many inspired by your beautiful tag. Thanks so much for being a Guest Designer at my Twelve Tags of Christmas event. xx

  2. So much to be inspired by Tanja! TFS All your detailed steps. I can't even imagine how much more beautiful your mixed media tag is in Real Life! A project that must be touched and studied :-) There are several techniques you have reminded me to use more often. Your dyed seam binding turned out beautifully too. TFS and always being so inspiring. Hugs, Nancy

  3. Beautiful tag Tanja .... I love all the different layers, and the sparkly die cut is the perfect finishing touch xx

  4. what wonderful techniques on this beautiful tag Tanja! Love all the texture you created with paste and embossing and the wonderful vintage coloring! Julia xx

  5. What wonderful layering and mix of media techniques, Tanja! This is awesome!

  6. Great Tag, Love all the layers and texture!

  7. Oh my goodness Tanja, what a lot of work to your fabulous tag


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