Mixed Media Tag with ColorBox® Color Pop Premium Inks

by | October 14th, 2016 | 3

The ColorBox® Color Pop Premium Inks by Susan K Weckesser pack such a vibrant punch of color! I was able to use the Pigment, Archival Dye, and Premium Dye Inks all on one mixed media tag because they are very versatile and just all around fun to play with!


Mixed Media Tag - House by Suzanne Austin

I created this very, rustic and grungy mixed-media tag using the inks alone for color and a bit of heavy gesso to build texture and dimension!  From start to finish, the tag looks completely different, but that’s all in the fun of altering!

How to make a mixed media tag featuring susan k weckesser colorbox color pop ink pads!

I began the tag by priming with gesso and blindly adding markings and color for texture. I wasn’t completely sure where I was going with the background, but I knew I wanted to do the rustic house.  Once I got some interest and color going in the background, I freehand cut the house shapes and adhered with gel medium.

Check out how Suzanne create a pretty mixed media tag with Susan K Weckesser Colorbox Color Pop Ink Pads!

Because the inks are so versatile, I was able to apply them with a paintbrush and at times direct to paper!  I love the different effects that each application gives, but to be honest, I mostly used my fingers to apply!

Suzanne shows how she made a pretty mixed media tag using Susan K Weckesser Colorbox Color Pop Ink Pads!

The texture of the mixed media tag comes into play when I add gesso into the mix with the inks!  In this layer, I covered the entire tag with gesso; using a wet wipe, I pull the gesso back in the areas that I would like to show through.

Mixed Media Tag by Suzanne Austin

The texture and “grunginess” becomes evident after repeating this process a few times!  I love how the Color Pop Inks “pop” when applied on top of or next to the gesso! I also use a regular permanent ball point pen to make markings around different elements of the tag.

Make your own mixed media tag with Susan K Weckesser Colorbox Color Pop Ink Pads!

Once the texture was where I wanted it, I add the final layer of colors on top in various areas.  I was even able to mix “Kiss” and “Sky” inks together to get a shade of purple!  I used “Ice” to color the house and “Cocoa” around to the house and chimney for dimension.

Create a super cute mixed media tag using Susan K Weckesser Colorbox Color Pop Ink Pads! Suzanne shows how in this tutorial.

I added stamping in various spots using Color Pop Archival Ink in “Mystery.”

Suzanne shared a tutorial for making this mixed media tag. She used the juicy colors of Susan K Weckesser Colorbox Color Pop Ink Pads!

To finish, I added chipboard stars, wire, and Color Pop Metallic Pigment Ink in “Shimmer” to the window and other areas of the tag for a little glimmer!  This mixed media tag was a ton of fun to create!  Are you willing to give your fingertips a “Pop” of color today?  Let us see your creations!




About Suzanne Austin

Hi!  My name is Suzanne Austin.  I’m a SAHM of 3 kiddos living on the Gulf Coast in Alabama.  I’ve been married to my wonderful husband for 17 years and counting!  I began scrapping shortly after the birth of our son, and like most haven’t looked back!  It wasn’t hard to become completely immersed in scrapbooking-the process, the art, the design-I am still in awe of the talent that’s showcased in this industry.  My style is pretty versatile (and still ever evolving), but I tend to lean toward the mixed-media and inky side of scrapping.  My motto: Just do it!  I love experimentation with new ideas and techniques. I tend jump in head first-no regrets. I love the enrichment (and therapy :D) this hobby has to lend.  I’m beyond excited to rub elbows with our talented Creative Team for yet another term! 

3 Responses to Mixed Media Tag with ColorBox® Color Pop Premium Inks

  1. Ann says:

    Adorable tag.

  2. Dana Tatar says:

    The texture and color on this tag is super awesome! I LOVE this!

  3. A fabulous project!

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