Industrial Mixed Media tag with Cindy

Hi gorgeous gang! It’s Cindy here and I’m back with a new step-by-step tutorial and this time I’d like to show you how you create this industrial looking tag using a pretty purple/grey color combo with some of the most beautiful Lindy’s sprays and embossing powders.

First I collected some mediums, sprays, embossing powders and elements to work with. I like to create my tags using ordinary cardboard. Mainly because I tend to have way too many empty cardboard boxes because of all the craft supplies that arrive with them…lol 😉

I’ve used a pretty diamond-patterned stencil with black modeling paste, sprinkled some Sunrise Salmon Gold and Imperial Crown Purple Embossing powder on top and heat-set it.

I love the shabby, worn effect.

I wanted to add some extra details to the background and splattered some Jazzy Jivin’ purple ink, Pegleg Pete Purple ink and white gesso on top.

Jazzy Jivin’ Purple is one of my top favorite colors because of the deep purple color and the gorgeous gold shimmer.

I’ve repeated the same steps with the modeling paste and embossing powders on these little tags, but instead of black modeling paste I used Sand Paste.

I also splattered some ink on these little tags but now I used Black Orchid Silver Spray and a bit Jazzy Jivin’ Purple.

I found out that if you want nice, controlled splatters you should use something small and sturdy to tap on the brush, like a pen or scissors.

I’ve made some finishing touches, coloring some pieces of rope with the same sprays  I used on the background and the tag.

I also sprinkled some white embossing powder on a couple of metal pieces.

I’ve glued everything together without thinking too much about it and added a pretty vintage photo and a cool text.

The colors look amazing together!

Lindy’s Products


  • Cardboard, AB Studio and 7 Dots Studio Paper, Metal Castings, stencils by Dutch DoobaDoo and AB Studio, black ink, clay pieces, Icing Paste, vintage photos, Crop-a-Dile

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and thank you so much for stopping by!

One thought on “Industrial Mixed Media tag with Cindy”

  1. Beautiful work Cindy! I love the texture and small elements in this! ❤️

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