Mixed Media Tags with Vivian Keh

Hi there, Core fans! Vivian Keh here today excited to share with you a pair of mixed media tags crafted on Core’dinations’ 110 lb Smooth Cardstock.


I really love this stuff – it holds up to a lot of media work, as you will see in my stepped out tutorial today.

VivianKehCoreMixedMediaTags_1Step 1: Pour a bit of mist onto the Core’dinations 110 lb cardstock. While it is wet, blow onto the media through a straw. This will create the dramatic streaks above on your project.


Step 2: Once the streaks are dry, mist your cardstock with water, then pour or spritz your choice of mists. Spritzing onto a surface pre-moistened with water allows your colors to blend freely and spontaneously with each other.


Step 3: While the surface is wet, unscrew the cap to an intensely hued mist, and tap the color into the puddle. Instead of creating the typical splatter of mist which happens when you work on a dry surface, the colors will move a bit and create a watercolor effect something like Stained Glass.


Step 4: Add some stamping using Distress Inks. Lightly mist your stamping with water to further the feeling you are looking through the softening lens of stained glass.

VivianKehCoreMixedMediaTags_AStep 5: Add die-cuts, text, and other desired embellishments. To complete my organic look, I added my vascular hot glue effects (for which I have many videos available on my youtube channel). To make the die-cuts pop, you can use a marker along the edges – while still wet, blend in the pigment with decoupage medium.

Thanks so much for visiting with me here on the Core blog today!


Core’dinations – 11o lb Smooth Cardstock
Sizzix: Asian Dragonfly Thinlits Set #658801, Tag & Bookplates Die L Die #656938, Bigz Mariposa Die #658530
Lindy’s Stamp Gang – Mists
Hampton Art – nature stamps
Inkadinkado – bird stamp
Ranger – distress inks
Clearsnap – Mix’d Media Inx
Hot Glue
Hemp twine


11 Responses to “Mixed Media Tags with Vivian Keh”
  1. Vivian – my favorite subjects – dragonflies and butterflies. I love the colors you chose. I see the sun shining through the beautiful blues of the sky. And of course, it has to have some hot glue!!!

  2. Ava Gavloski says:

    beautiful creative work

  3. Julie says:

    Beautiful! Love your artistic creations and variety of colors you use! But, how do you get your d.flies and b.flies to stay white?

  4. Julie says:

    Oops, I just looked at your tags and read where you said you used die-cuts so I think that is what the insects are!

  5. Caroline says:

    I adore Vivian’s works of art & did my 1st of many “hot glue” pieces thanks to her. I watch her YouTube channel & love what she’s been doing with coordinations recently! These tags are absolutely Stunning! The ink techniques certainly test the cardstock. The colours, stamping & gorgeous diecuts, not forgetting the glue (?) – all look fantastic!! :))

  6. TracyM #6773 says:

    GORGEOUS tags Vivian – LOVE the colours!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your AWESOME INSPIRATION!!!

  7. This is so cool – never would have thought to use the glue gun on this for the texture until I saw your video

  8. Debby H says:

    I love your use of media and how you let it flow though this piece.

  9. Julie S says:

    Wow, Vivian, these are delightful. There is so much to look at – texture, layers, color. Love it. Off to check out the hot glue. I’m intrigued.

  10. rk says:

    I have no idea why I didn’t know about your blog or you but I sure had missed out a lot till now. Can’t wait to watch all the fab videos, I have so much to learn from you. Your style is exquisite!


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