Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Mixed media Tags with DMC Frosted Sugar Powder and Crystal Ice cubes

Hey my dear crafty people..

How are you all doing? I hope you are having crafty fun, well I am having it as Delhi is drizzling and so am I. Those who live in Delhi can very well relate with me as these rains seems like Godsend in June's warm weather.

Well with this rain...Ice prompts into my mind...
You can guess right!
I am talking about Crystal Ice cubes..Such a unique product with so much versatility. I am sure many of you must be thinking what Can b done with them. I so very well agree with you but DMC DTs are coming up with so beautiful and creative projects with it that I hope reading their blog will definitely resolve your problem.

And along with Crystal Ice cubes, I will be using Frosted Sugar powder in my project as well. I have made Mixed media tags and you will see how you can use Ice cubes and frosted sugar powder to create beautiful backgrounds.

So first let's see what I have created. There will be lot's of images so that you can see the closer look of the effect.

Isn't that gorgeous?
Now you see how beautifully the texture is coming out.

So gals, are you aware of Sand texture paste? I hope most of you are aware of it. I will show you how to create sand textured background in case you don't have texture paste.
I have a video tutorial for this project but due to some technical issue, couldn't post it. Will share it soon on the blog and DMC youtube channel.

Meanwhile let's start with the written procedure,

I have used Bob n Betty cuddling cuties collection, and pasted it to the chipboard tags.
Then I have mixed Frosted Sugar powder with modelling paste, which came up as a rough texture paste and made the background using Tim Holtz Stencils.

Then I put modelling paste on the edges of the tag randomly...you just need to have control over your hands and then I pasted Crystal Ice cubes on to it. These Ice cubes sticks very well with the modelling paste so you can always mix them up in your mixed media projects.

 I used Frosted sugar paste on the upper half of the stencil and applied Clear crackle texture paste on the left over part to give variation to the background.

Then I sprayed Comic shimmer mist-Teal Wash randomly on the tag and little bit of Dylusion Paint-Dirty Martini , sprayed some water to let the colors flow. Dry it with heat gun and you will start seeing the crackle effect on the background.

I put glossy accent at some parts of tag edge  and sprayed sparkling dust and Frosted sugar powder to give more shimmery effect. And then I did embellishment.

Now in the next Tag, I again took cuddling cuties collection paper from bob n betty as I loved the pastel color splash effect on the background.

 I have taken the same paper scraps, distressed the edges and made backgrounds using stencils on it.
Then I layered them all..on the top of the main the main tag giving it more dimension. The different part of this tag is that I have used Distressed crackle-Shabby Shutter on the edges..I did it same way as i applied modeling paste on the edges in the previous tag. The difference is that here, I have used distressed crackle paint which gives a shabby distress edges  and sprinkle sparkling dust on it before it dried.

I have also used Mango Blush Cosmic shimmer mist. Do not spray directly to the base, I have sprinkle few droplets and move the flow it with water.

I used crystal ice cubes in the same way I used in the previous tags. Don't you think this just looks awesome?
I am loving the effect which came at last.

And similarly I did the last tag. The I have used Aqua Breeze Cosmic shimmer mist and Dusty attic acrylic paint-Cranberry in that and see how it came out.

I hope you liked my work and found inspiration in it. So If you are mixed media fan and looking for new ways to create background textures then go for these amazing products.

I will be sharing the tutorial on the youtube channel soon and will share the link on facebook.

Meanwhile have a look of all the Important products I used,

  • Dress My Craft Frosted Sugar Powder
  • Dress My Craft Sparkling Dust
  • Dress My Craft Crystal Ice Cubes
  • Cosmic Shimmer Mist- Teal wash
  • Cosmic Shimmer Mist- Aqua Breeze
  • Cosmic Shimmer Mist- Mango Blush
  • Cosmic Shimmer Mist- Golden Mint
  • Dusty Attic acrylic paint- Cranberry
  • Chipboard Cutouts- Twig of Cherry Blossom
  • Prima Flowers- Melange with gems
  • Sakura Acrylic Tube- Gesso
  • Sakura Acrylic Tube- Modeling Paste
  • Ditress Crackle Paint-Shabby Shutters
  • Poppy flowers - white
  • Dingle pollen roses
  • Mulberry Roses
  • Glossy Accent

See you soon with some more fun and inspiration. Till then take care and Happy Crafting



  1. Such pretty tags Sampada!!! loved the textures that you created!!!