Monday 5 July 2021

Mixed Media Monday - Guest Brand Ambassador Sally Holmes

 Happy Monday & Shiny New Week! 

Today I am back with another Mixed Media Monday and I am delighted to have another guest joining us please give a warm Uniko welcome to Sally Holmes.


Hello Everyone, today I have a Mix Media Tag to share with you. Tags are a great way to experiment with mixed media. They are inexpensive and available in greyboard and mdf too. You can try things out without worrying about spoiling anything.

Here is my step by step process for making the tag...

First I put texture paste through the Mehndi Mandala Stencil onto a size 10 greyboard tag and left it to dry.

 I gessoed the tag and left it to dry for a few minutes

I sprayed it with the 4 latest colours of Dina Wakely gloss sprays (Sky, Ruby, Tangerine and Blackberry)

Once this was completely dry I rubbed gilding wax over the mandala corners 

Next I stamped the Mehndi Mandala stamp onto Dina Wakely collage paper using Versamark ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I then trimmed it carefully with scissors (Tissue paper will work but needs careful handling when the gel medium is applied) 

I applied gel medium to the centre of the tag and placed the mandala over it. I then added another coat of gel medium over the top and made sure there were no air bubbles by rubbing it over with my fingers.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from Simply Said Blocks II onto a scrap of card using black ink then layered it with some gold paper and stuck it onto the tag with the gel medium.

Here is a couple of close ups of the finished tag...

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my process of making this tag today. 



I for sure found this step by step process helpful and I like the idea of using a smaller canvas to make a start with Mixed Media.

I hope you have enjoyed todays feature and a big THANK YOU to Sally for inspiring us all. 

Crafty Hugs


  1. A fabulous MM project from Sally. Very colourful and so pretty.
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  2. This is just stunning, I love the colours and the gold shine xx

    1. Hilary Jane, thank you for your kind words x

  3. Beautiful! I love the rich colours teamed with the gold. X

  4. Thank you for the step by steps on this very inspirational and fabulous mixed media tag Sally x.

  5. A really beautiful tag by Sally and the colours really sing out. Thank you for the step by step too. x


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