I started by roughly coating a tag with white gesso. Then I used Crackle Texture Paste in Platinum with a stencil to give it more texture.
After that I sprayed it with Distress Oxide Spray in Mermaid Lagoon, sprayed with water, and dried. I repeated this step a few times until I got the result I wanted. Next I glued on some cheesecloth that I pulled apart a bit. Then I added some more texture paste through the stencil and sprinkled it with pink mica flakes. I cut 2 pieces of chicken wire chipboard, painted them black, and then used opal wax to give it a shine.
I got excited and forgot to take pictures of some of my steps so I will explain as best as I can. I mixed Dina Wakley paint in Lapis with water and splattered it onto the tag. I then added more small bits of cheesecloth. I heat embossed the two flourishes with gold embossing powder then attached them to the tag.
I covered a starfish and sand dollar from the beach shape set with pumice stone paste to give them a realistic look. I also used patina pastes on a metal flower that I will add in the next step. I coated the sides of a Tim Holtz glass vial with a mixture of concrete and pumice stone pastes to give it a weathered look. I used diluted Distress Oxide Spray to give color to a couple of paper flowers.
I assembled all of these pieces on the tag, then filled in around them with art stones and gel medium. I added a bit of the diluted oxide spray to color them. Then I finished by embellishing the tag with pieces from a pack of Sparklez. I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and it inspires you try some of these techniques yourself! Here are a couple of close up views as well.
I used the following Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts pieces on this project:
Beach Shape Set
Large Chicken Wire
Leafy Swirls and Buds