Saturday, 2 November 2013

Spellbinders Die-Cuts and Mixed Media

One of the things I love, is to be able to incorporate most things in my crafting arsenal into any project. I don't like to compartmentalise my craft purchases, I want to use them for everything!

Spellbinders dies are perfect for mixed media and with just a few stamps, inks, or paints you can create dimensional and personal works of art and journal pages.

For this project I have chosen

Spellbinders S5-028 Shapeabilities Nested Pennants
Spellbinders Font One Uppercase
Tsukineko StazOn - Azure, Vibrant Violet, Blazing Red, Jet Back
Tsukineko GlazOn
Tsukineko GooseBumps
Imagine Crafts: Monterey Pine Star
1 Sheet of 300gsm/140lb Bockingford Watercolour paper
Stamps, magazine cut-outs, or sketches of your choice
Derwent Inktense Blocks

First I took my Spellbinders die-cuts and coloured them in using Inktense blocks. I then stamped using Jet Black StazOn and used the edge of the same ink pad to hi-light the edges of the die-cuts. I then sealed them with GlazOn to give a nice satin sheen

Next I used my chosen StazOn Ink pads and gently tapped the whole pad surface over the watercolour paper. The paper has great texture and compliments the quick drying ink perfectly. I then applied a background stamp of my choice using Jet Black StazOn and used the Inktense blocks to pick out the areas that caught my eye

Here is my finished project. I used one of the pennant die-cuts as a little hat and spritzed it with GooseBumps to give texture and shine. I also used a star shape from the Imagine Crafts Monterey Pine collection. I hope this inspires you to use Spellbinders dies for your mixed media and journal pages.

Thank you for stopping by!


  1. Amazing Project and great step by step tutorial, I think your pennants were particularly well cut out ;)

  2. Thank you, Cathy, you cut them beautifully! Lol

  3. You two are a right pair! Having said that, fab project with those perfectly cut pennants!! Love the hat and collar idea and that vocal stamp is stunning!

  4. Not the traditional way to use die-cuts....but a GREAT way to use die-cuts!!
    Love it!

  5. This is just fabulous! Great tutorial, too!