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Mixed Media and Artist Series Shrink Film Tag

Project Description: Grafix Artist Series Shrink Film offers the opportunity to customize your favorite Artists’ drawings to use for your own mixed media embellishments for tags, cards, and art journaling.

Designed by: ART BY MARLENE

Difficulty:  Moderately Challenging


  • Grafix Artist Series Shrink Film – Butterfly
  • Craft Tag
  • 3 DecoArt Americana Color Paints – White, Yellow, and Pink
  • Newspaper/Music Paper/Old Books
  • Matte Gel Medium or Grafix Artist-tac
  • Black Stabilo Pencil
  • The Crafter’s Workshop – ART BY MARLENE Stencils
  • Makeup Sponge or Dabber
  • Faber Castell Pitt Pens
  • Black Fineline Pen
  • Decorative Ribbon
  • Water with Water Cup

Steps to Make This:

  1. Paint 3 colors randomly mixed on Craft Tag.
  2. Cut out circles from a newspaper; adhere to tag with Gel medium or Grafix Artist-tac.
  3. Once dry, trace with a pencil and activate with water to create the shabby chic look.
  4. Add some stenciling with a make-up sponge or dabber with colors from the background.
  5. Next color your shrink film butterfly with Pitt Pens. You can also activate with water for a translucent look. But once dried it is permanent.
  6. Shrink your film according to directions
  7. Adhere to tag with gel medium.
  8. Add decorative lines to your tag with a black Fineline pen.
  9. Tie a ribbon through the hole to hang or add to the journal.
  • Grafix
  • Your Source for Creative Plastic Films
  • 5800 Pennsylvania Ave.
    Maple HeightsOhio 44137
  • Phone: 216-581-9050
  • Fax: 216-581-9041
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