Little Birdie Crafts Fairy Sparkle Mixed Media Tag Folio Tutorial
Hello, Friends! Today I have a darling Fairy Sparkle Mixed Media Tag Folio tutorial to share with you. Our granddaughters love fairy gardens, and fairy tales and anything to do with fairies in general. So I’ve upcycled some corrugate packing material with my Little Birdie Crafts goodies. I had to pull my Mixed Media Boots out of the Closet of Shame for this project, which is always fun.
Meet Belinda. She lives in a shady forest glen surrounded by mossy rocks, blooming flowers and sweet little birds. Learn how to add all these layers and textures in the video tutorial. If fairies are not your thing, you could easily follow these steps to create a purely botanical tag folio. (in fact, I might just do that!)
TIP: Create a “cloud” for your fairy house with a layer of cheesecloth in the background. This adds dimension, texture and visual interest to the tag background.
TIP: Add natural elements like Spanish Moss and real feathers to your project. This adds lots of lovely texture and dimension.
Two Sides to Every Story
The back side of this Fairy Sparkle mixed media tag is a sweet little accordion style folio. This would be the perfect spot to save photos from a sleepover, tea party or birthday party.
TIP: Heat emboss a Little Birdie Chipboard Floral Wreath and use it to add details to the folio cover. A few Elira flowers add extra color and texture to the wreath design.
Add pockets and mini folios inside.
And of course I have some fun interactive features like this flap page.
Lift it to reveal this sweet little fairy in a jar. You’ll learn how to turn this fussy cut image into a tuck spot in the video tutorial.
It is no secret that I love a good pocket…especially a hidden pocket with a pull out page.
So I show you how to create this element along with a clever little tuck spot for these sweet images in the tutorial.
Fairy Sparkle Mixed Media Tag Folio Tutorial on YouTube
If you’d like to learn how to create this cute project you can follow along in this video tutorial. You can easily translate the steps and techniques for use with any other themed project. Just change out your paper and embellishments.
I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your next crafty adventure. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
If you’d like to view some of my past Little Birdie Crafts tutorials, please click HERE.
You’ll find a linked supply list below the post.
Thanks for stopping by!
- Little Birdie Crafts
- Fairy Sparkle Story Collection
- Kimberley Birds and Berries Flowers
- Primed Chipboard Wreath
- Elira Birds and Berries Flowers
- Chalk Paint
- Cobblestone Circles Stencil (retired but you can substitute THIS stencil)
- Other Products
- Crackle Texture Paste
- Distress Ink
- Lavender Sheer with a Satin Center Ribbon
- Keys and Buttons from my stash