Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with an eco mixed media tag made from upcycled chipboard and cardboard! In this tutorial, you'll see how easy it is to transform discarded things with just a few mediums and supplies. So, let me list the supplies I used and break my process down into steps.
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents - Gel Medium, Gesso, Whipped Spackle
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Paper Stencils - Mandala, 201 Collection
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® - IRIDESCENTS (Nebula, Satellite); STEAMPUNK (Iced Chai, Iced Coffee)
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Essential PITT Artist Pens BLACK
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Tools - Palette knife, Silicone Spatula
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Collapsible Water Cup
Other - Chipboard, cardboard, thread, hole punch, cardstock, scissors, background stamp
Cut open a cereal box with scissors. Cut it into an 8" long x 4" wide rectangle. Snip the top corners at about 45 degree angles. Punch a hole near the top center to make the tag.
Lay the Mandala stencil on the tag as shown and apply a coat of Whipped Spackle with palette knife. Let dry.
Cut a piece of a cardboard box. Peel off the top layer to expose the corrugated surface. Tear a small piece. Attach it to the tag with Gel Medium using the silicone spatula.
Apply a coat of gesso over the dry layers.
Color the tag with Gelatos colors. Blend them with water using paint brush from the Iridescents set.
Did you know that you can stamp with Gelatos colors? 'Ink up' a background stamp with Gelatos color Iced Coffee. Spritz a little water on the stamp. Stamp randomly around the tag.
Drip some Gelatos color down the tag to add another layer of interest.
Trace the above stencil from the 201 collection on cardstock with PITT pen. Color it with Gelatos colors and cut around it to create a focal point piece.
Cut some thread with scissors and mush it up in your hands. attach it to the tag with gel medium. Attach the focal point piece overlapping the thread.
Cut a small strip of cardstock and snip one end to look like a banner. Write 'Be Cool' on it with PITT pen. Attach to the tag to finish.
Hope this tutorial inspires you to take a second look at discarded objects and to give them a new life!