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Grungy Mixed Media Tags

Hello Crafters! June has arrived! Hard to believe we are half way through this year! This month we celebrate Father's Day and the kickoff of Summer! So I thought it would be fun to create some Grungy Masculine Tags using our new June Scrapbook kit from Tres Jolie! This kit includes a fantastic paper collection from 3 Quarter Designs called "Vintage Man!" Lots of element papers and black chipboards assortment from Tres Jolie! The chipboards match perfectly with my Grungy theme. That's not all! There are a variety of Finnibair Mechanicals to add to your Layouts, Tags, and Cards! Be sure to order your kit early in time for Father's Day! 

I'll be using some products from my stash including, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide spray Peeled paint and Antique Bronze, Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, foam dots, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Filmstrip,  DecoArt Crackle and Art Alchemy Impasto paint Mint and Finnibair Brass paste, Distress tool and Tim Holtz Mixed Media Tags and jute cords.

Tag 1: I applied some Distress paints Peeled paint and Antique Bronze onto the front of my tag using my finger and dabbing motion, in layers until I achieved the look I wanted.  Let Dry or heat with your heat tool. See photo.

I inked my edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. Then taking a paper from the paper pack, I tore acouple pieces, inked them and glued to my tag. Here's a photo!

Next I chose some elements from the element sheets, cut out one of the Journaling cards from the "Click" sheet, cut apart acouple gears from one of the Tres Jolie black chipboards, one Finnibair Mechanicals Steampunk gears, and punch out camera and ticket. Taking a photo, I crumbled it up slightly, torn the edges to give it a worn look. Then with a brush I applied some clear Crackle medium over top of my photo. Set aside to dry overnight to get the best Crackle effect. See photo.

 I glued my photo to the element journal card and adhered onto my tag at a slight angle. I stapled my ticket and tucked behind my journal card. I glued a few gears on the top and bottom of my tag. Using foam dots I adhered the camera punch out element over the matching image on my journal card. The sentiment piece I cut into a pendant flag and glued along the bottom.  Then I tied some jute cord (my stash) through the hole on the top of my tag! Here's a few closeup photos!


Tag 2: From the "Notes" paper, I tore some pieces and inked around the edges. I covered my tag with the "Notes" paper measuring 3 &1/8 x 5 & 3/8 inches. Punched a hole at the top, inked the before gluing onto my tag. Here's a photo!

Then glued my tore pieces along the right edge and along the bottom of my tag. Here's a photo! I cut out the image with the clock/postcard image, inked the edges and glued onto the left side of my tag using foam tape. I glued a punched element Bird at the top and blue punched flower along the bottom. I added a Finnibair metal screw (my stash) in the center of my flower, and a Finnibair Mechanicals Steampunk gear in the center of my clock! I cut apart one of the black swirls chipboard from Tres Jolie and glued behind my clock.  I also added a sentiment piece along the bottom edge using foam dots. To finish my tag, I tied some multicolored jute cord through the hole. Here's some closeups!

Tag 3:  Taking the Tres Jolie black chipboard gears piece, I cut into 3 sections. I'm using only 2 of the chipboard pieces for this tag. You can save the other piece for a future project. I chose a small photo, and cut to fit behind the window on my chipboard piece. Set this aside to dry. Taking my tag, I applied some Art Alchemy Impasto paint Mint and Finnibair Brass paste in layers around the edge of my tag. Dry using a heat tool. Here's some photos!

I traced around my tag onto another patterned paper. I trimmed my paper down a bit so the painted edges are visible all around the edges. Distress around the edges using a Distress tool. Ink the edges before gluing my paper to my tag. Here's a photo!

Next I glued my Tres Jolie black chipboard piece towards the top of my tag using foam dots. This adds dimension. I cut a small Tim Holtz filmstrip piece and glued at an angle above my chipboard/photo piece. The other chipboard piece(black arrow) I glued along the bottom. I adhered acouple Finnibair Mechanicals Steampunk gears onto my tag and then tied my jute cord through the hole on my tag. Here's some closeups!

We are finished with all 3 tags! I hope I've inspired you and you'll create some for your Dad, Husband or significant other. Thanks so much for stopping by the Tres Jolie blog! We love seeing your crafty creations! So please share. Check back often to see what our other designers Kim and Crystal have created this month! We welcome our new Design Team members Debbie, Olivia, and Monica! So happy you've joined us! 

I'll be back next week, to share another project just for you!


We have a new mood board challenge for the month. Here are the rules. 
*You can create any type of project for the challenge. 
*You MUST say what you were inspired by. 
*You MUST include the twist in your design. 
*We would love to see you USE AT LEAST 1 of Tres Jolie’s products on your projects but it isn’t required to play along.
It MUST be a new project.
Here's our Monthly Mood Board


The twist for this month is: VINTAGE STEAMPUNK
Place your entries in the May 2023 challenge folder on Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe Facebook page. This challenge ends on May 31st 2023 at 11:59 pm CST. All entries must be in this folder to be eligible for the prize (to have everyone eligible to win, we are limited the same winner to once every 3 months).



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