Fortune Cookie Series Mixed Media Tag #2 – Colourful World (Time Lapse Video)

I love the fall!  The weather is the perfect temperature and the trees look so beautiful.  Continuing in that theme, I made this tag using a fortune cookie fortune from my growing collection!  The fortune reads “Your world will always be colourful and full of happiness”.  You can watch the process below on my YouTube channel.  All supplies that I used are listed below with links to my Amazon store.  Please “like”, share and comment and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel to see more videos like this one!

colourful world tag 3colourful world tag 2Supplies (with links to my Amazon Store to make it easy for purchase!)

Ranger Manilla #8 Tag

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Gumdrop, Jingle Bells, Pumpkin Spice

Impression Obsession Background Stamp – Scratches

Distress Ink – Spiced Marmalade

Book Pages

Golden Soft Gel (Matte) Medium

Folkart Stencil – Leaf Variety

Memento Ink – Northern Pine, Rhubarb Stalk

Archival Ink – Coffee Bean

Recollections Floral Embellishments

Aleene’s Tacky Glue

Silhouette Embellishment (I can’t remember the brand, sorry!)


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Experimenting with Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate (time lapse video)

I finally broke into my Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate!  I’ve had it for a few months now and I was nervous to try it.  Like many of you, I’m sure, I watched as many YouTube videos as I could find to learn techniques on how to make prints.  Of course, I filmed my adventures for your enjoyment below.

Some prints turned out really well, others were learning experiences.  Some could be used as backgrounds for art journal pages or cut up as collage elements.  Even though some prints may not be perfect, all of them can create interest on a page.

I used inexpensive paper to make the prints.  I purchased a large pad (24″ x 18″) similar to what teachers used to use on an easel in the classroom.  I cut each page into four and it was the perfect size for the plate.  The paper was heavy enough that it wasn’t transparent but not as heavy as cardstock.  I want to use the prints in my art journals and cardstock would have too much bulk for my preference.  I used both craft acrylic paints and Golden acrylics, stamps, stencils, bubble wrap, fabric and wooden stir sticks to make marks on the plate.

gelli prints  I’ll even use the “leftover” sheet to cut up!

gelli prints1Thanks for stopping by and watching the video.  As always, hit the “like” button and leave a comment below.  And don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel!

fortune cookie series #1 – mixed media tag

fortune cookie 1-3My husband and I like to treat ourselves to Chinese food and we have subsequently built up a good collection of fortune cookie “fortunes”.  Some have been pretty random but others were surprisingly accurate!  After hanging them on the fridge for the last year, I have decided to use them in a series of tags.  Each tag will have one fortune and this is the first of many to come. I started with a manilla tag (dimensions below) and collaged pieces of scrapbook paper and book pages on top.  I painted some metallic paint over top to blend the papers together.  I had to stamp the Eiffel Tower image twice, unfortunately, so it isn’t as clear as it could be but I can live with it.  Mistakes happen so roll with it!  Tim Holtz diamond stamp with Distress Ink and tissue tape was used to embellish the side and bottom.  I secured the tissue tape down with Golden Soft Gel (Matte) medium. fortune cookie 1- 1The final steps were stamping with bubble wrap and gesso to get some white highlights and I added the lace and embellishment just below the sentiment.  I finished by doodling around the white circles and added the fibres at the top of the tag. fortune cookie 1-5 fortune cookie 1-4Supplies:

Scrapbook papers and book pages


DecoArt craft paint – Rich Espresso (Metallics)

Archivel Brilliance Ink – Coffee Bean

Tim Holtz stamps

Versafine Ink – Black

Distress Ink – Walnut Stain

Tim Holtz tissue tape

Bubble Wrap

Americana craft paint – Warm White

Melissa Frances lace

Kaiser Craft lace

Old Timey broach embellishment (brand unknown)

Golden Soft Gel (Matte)

Faber-Castell PITT pen – Black

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