Tina’s Technique – Swing Dress Doll Mixed Media Stamp

Hi Everyone!

I’m back with another installment of Tina’s Technique. This gal was super fun to color and play with mixed media as a background.

Supplies for this tag:

  • Neenah Solar White cardstock
  • Ranger #10 Manila Tag
  • Authentique Paper – Flourish Collection
  • Copics (hair and skin)
  • Wink of Stella Brush Pen – GL. Dark Pink
  • Black Flocking
  • Julie Nutting Doll Stamp – Swing Dress
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Kaiser Craft – Postmarks Stamps
  • Hero Arts Fabulous Flourish
  • Perfect Pearls Biscotti
  • Perfect medium
  • Color Box Frost White
  • Stamper’s Anonymous Apothecary – stamp
  • Gesso
  • Popdots
  • Silks (bolivian blue/ Azurite/African Jade)
  • Wendy Vecchi Metallic Silver Embossing Paste
  • Black Archival Ink
  • Ranger Tag

Here’s the tag:



  1. Light coat of Faber Castell gesso to cover the tag.
  2. Blend the three colours of silks to get the effect you want.
  3. Use the perfect medium to stamp the Hero Arts flourish and brush on the Biscotti perfect pearls
  4. Stamp with Kaiser Craft stamp using archival black ink
  5. Stamp with Apothecary stamp with frost white colour box ink.
  6. Stamp the mixed media doll stamp on Neenah card stock using memento Tuxedo Black ink
  7. Restamp mixed media doll on pattern paper (Authentique) to fussy cut out her dress
  8. Color doll with Copics (skin E00, E11/Blush R20 / hair E15)
  9. Colored the hairband with the Wink of Stella Pen; and embellished with a single flower cut out from the patterned paper
  10. I used glue pen to flock her wedge shoes to match Wendy’s peek toe Toms! – super cute.
  11. I then fussy cut out doll and used Tombow Mono Adhesive – my favourite glue and a must-have!

I love playing with these dolls – so many options!

Thanks for joining us!


Tina’s Technique

Hi Everyone;

It’s Tina back with another round of Tina’s Techniques. I’m so excited to share a new stamp line with you – the Prima Mixed Media dolls – they are so much fun!  Here’s the tag I created:


Here are the supplies I used:



  1. I Put a light coat of Faber – Castell Gesso on a large Ranger tag.
  2. Then with the Crafters Workshop Ledger Stencil and a Dylusions Dotted Flowers stencil, l added some liquitex flexible molding paste.( My favorite )
  3. The background is painted with Spicy Tomato, Spiced Pumpkin, and Cinnamon Brown Silks Acrylic Glaze. ( also my favorite )
  4. Stamped with Dina Wakely’s Textured Scrawl  and Donna Downey’s Hollyhock using Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black, and Rangers Archival Ink in  Fern Green by Wendy Vecchi.
  5. Then I splattered a little Heidi Swapp color shine in bronze, and mustard.
  6. I added my Darling Lady (See details below), and wood veneer stars, and words with my new Tombow Aqua Mono Liquid Glue ( Loving it BTW) . Painted them with silks again, in sunflower, and yellow rose. ( I LOVE SILKS)
 My Darling Lady:
Prima Marketing Mixed Media dolls by Julie Nutting are my new, and most favorite Stamp line to date! The Possibilities are endless, visit my Pintrest tags board and you’ll see why!!  http://www.pinterest.com/smiles1872/tags/
  1. I stamped Mixed Media Doll #  5 ( This was before she started to give them names )  with my Ranger Black Archival Ink.
  2. Then stamped her dress on a lovely piece of Authentique  6X6 paper , and cut it out.
  3. I colored the body of my doll with Flesh Tone Copic markers, and the hair with my Tim Holtz Distress markers. ( sorry can’t remember the colors…I was playing and not paying attention)
  4. Then I cut her out, and added my dress with my Tombow Mono Glue and a few black pop dots at the bottom of her dress.  Super fun…Super easy!

We are ordering more of the Mixed Media Doll stamps with our next order so call/ email the store with your requests.

Have fun!


Tina’s Technique: Burlap Canvas

Hi Everyone!

It’s Tina here with a new monthly blog series called “Tina’s Technique”. Those of you who know me know how much I love to have all the latest and greatest supplies to play with … I love learning new techniques and using them on projects … and the messier the better.

For this project I used the following supplies:

Tina's Technique - Tuesday January 28th - supplies

  • Archival Ink – Tuxedo Black
  • Stencil
  • Embossing Folder
  • Pretty Peridot Silks
  • Viva Decor Modelling Creme
  • water mister
  • burlap panel
  • water colour pencil
  • Ali Edwards stamp set “Love Always Wins”
  • Big Shot (not shown)
  • old book paper (not shown)
  • paint brush (not shown)

Here’s my project:

tina's technique - Tuesday Jan. 28th - project pic

I had so much fun playing! Here are the instructions:

  1. Start with water color paper panel and adhere pieces of book paper and cheese cloth with multi medium
  2. Allow to dry and run through the big shot with  a Tim Holtz Embossing folder for extra texture
  3. Paint with  Pretty Peridot Silks acrylic glaze (watered down to make more of a wash)
  4. Apply Viva Modellier-Cream  through a Crafters Workshop Stencil with a palette knife
  5. Once dry, outline the heart with a black water color pencil (blended with a wet paint brush)
  6. To darken the heart and highlight the texture, run the paint brush over the heart
  7. Randomly stamp over the surface with an Ali Edwards stamp called Love Always Wins

This started out as a tag but I chopped off the top and  glued it to the burlap canvas to create a little Valentines décor.

I hope you’ll enjoy playing along with me during these monthly posts. Have Fun and come visit me at The Paperie!