Alcohol Ink Art Tag Tutorial (Beginner Mixed Media)

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Hello my Creative Friend!

In my previous videos I showed you how to create striking backgrounds with alcohol inks on your gel plate that you can then turn into art journal pages.
Today, I’ll use one of those backgrounds to create a super easy art tag!

 

Start the video and follow me along!

1. Pick a background & modify if needed

So this is one of the backgrounds I created in a previous tutorial and I find the combination of black and gold quite majestic!

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It is a little dark for my liking so I am going to modify that with the help of a new stencil (see list of supplies below!) I just got, and my gel plate.

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Love this!! Granted I covered most of the background but it’s still peeking through and I love the pattern.

Since I’ve got my gel plate out and some leftover paint, I might as well do a little gel printing while I’m at it!
The blue page I am printing on the back of is the art journal page I created in my last video – you can watch the tutorial right here.

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2. Let’s get back to the art tag now…

I like my art tags to be double sided because I don’t like to waste any space so… I’m using gel medium to glue my inky background to the back of this one.

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I love this simple background so I’m going to add some simple decorations to it.
First I’ll incorporate these watercolour circles I painted a while back and they they will act as focal points for the quote I’ll add later on.

I’m going to use gel medium once again but I always have trouble glueing thick watercolour paper down so I may need some make shift weights to hold the circles down while the glue dries.

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3.  Finishing touches…

I’m now going to add a subtle border with some Pebeo Interference Gold gel. I’m not sure if this product still exists as I have had it for about 25 years.
Yes, seriously!! And it’s still perfectly fine! It’s a bit like a shimmery white paint with a hint of gold in it.

Next I’m adding gold dots around the circles to echo the gold in the background. I’m using acrylic ink for this and you’ll find everything I’ve used in the list of supplies below.

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Next I’m adding a little black ink around the edges of the tag to add definition and echo the black in the background so… Everything works in harmony here!

And finally, it’s time to add the final touch, a quote from an Art by Marlene sticker book.
I thought I was finished at that point but I feel like adding a little bling to make this tag really pop so… I’m pulling out my Stickles to add a little glitter…

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Et voila!! Here’s is the finished tag:

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I love how this tag has turned out and I hope you enjoyed watching me create it.
I hope to see you again at my next video/blog post (make sure to sign up to the newsletter at the bottom of this page).

And I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below – don’t be shy!

 
With Love and Sunshine, from the Central Coast in Australia,
 
Mimi Bondi.
 
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4 Comments

  1. Wow Mimi…………seems like every project you do is amazing! Love it!

    Reply
    • Mimi Bondi

      Awww you are too kind Sharon! Thank you so much for your comment here, really appreciate it 🙂

    • I love watching your videos! I love your book have used it very much! We’ll have to buy a new one soon! Thank you so much for sharing your free videos! Much appreciated!

    • Mimi Bondi

      Thank you so much for this awesome feedback Loretta, you made my day 🙂 🙂

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