Mixed Media Monday with Vicki Boutin!

Mixed Media Monday with Vicki Boutin!

Hey there!!!  Vicki here with a little mixed media background fun.  Simply put, I love layers.  I also LOVE the new Mini Doilies from Doodlebug Design.  So today I am putting the two together!


I have been playing around with different ways to incorporate these sweet petite doilies in my projects and decided to use them for masking!  I love the look of doily masking and I have done it with large doilies and spray inks in the past.  Today I am using mini doilies and Distress Inks…take a look:

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I created a layered background for this tag but these steps could be used on any project calling out for a little something extra!

Let’s get started… 

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Add some colour to a tag with a few spritz of Mustard Seed Distress Spray.

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Add a few spritz of Brushed Pewter Distress Spray and let it dry.

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Once the tag is dry, position a mini doily and add Evergreen Bough Distress Ink.

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Move doily and repeat previous step.

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Create a little depth by stamping an interest background image in black on to the tag.  Here's a closer look…

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Super fun and super easy!!!! Here are a few other backgrounds I created while I was playing with the doilies and ink. 


Tone on tone layered doilies (left).  Masked doilies, spray ink, stencils and stamps (middle).  Layered doilies in two ink colours (right).

I hope you get a chance to try masking with doilies the next time you play with mixed media techniques!  And keep a look out for the Doodlebug Mini Doilies!!!

~  Vicki Boutin




  1. Debbie June 8, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Love dollies I’m going to get them in every color and try not to over use them! Vicky’s tutorial will come in handy! Thank you

  2. Glenda June 8, 2015 at 10:12 am

    Have just started using dollies on my layouts, various sizes and colours. Thanks for giving me another way to utilize these great embellishments. Love your ideas.

  3. Debbie Lamboo June 8, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Love this idea Vicki! Definitely going to try this!

  4. Tona June 8, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Love what you did with these little doilies!

  5. sjmcclelland June 8, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Great idea for using doilies and for creating texture. thanks.

  6. Sandy Clinton June 8, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Great ideas for this Vicki! Love your work!

  7. Nina Oelke June 8, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    These are so cool. 🙂

  8. Vicki Botuin June 8, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Thanks Ladies!!!!

  9. Christine Kiehl June 8, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    Yes! Great tags! I am always looking for ways to use up my doilies! Thank you!

  10. Deepa Lakshman June 8, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Love it,

  11. rosalie June 8, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    Thanks for this great idea. Love the colored doilies, too!

  12. Lorie Bradberry June 8, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    Great tags, thanks for the ideas!

  13. Amy Hanschen June 8, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    ??? awesome ideas, Vicki!

  14. Diane June 9, 2015 at 12:18 am

    Love those tags. Makes me want to try your technique. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Teresa M June 9, 2015 at 11:33 am

    These are lovely tags Vicki. Thanks for the easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions! 🙂

  16. Karen Lee June 9, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Really nice! What is the stamp you used?

  17. Total Car Collection June 9, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    These tags are great! Love the layering work 🙂

  18. Dorina D June 10, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Beautiful tags and such a fun way to create a fun tag. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Beverly Jordan June 10, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    I love your layers and especially the doily as a mask!!! Would love these dollies in ALL these colors!

  20. Sharon k June 12, 2015 at 3:25 am

    Just love your work Vicki! On some of the tags you can tell they are doillies ,on others they are barely there like clouds, beautiful use of color!

  21. jan metcalf June 18, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Love the tags!!

  22. Karen L K June 23, 2015 at 12:48 am

    Great looking tags!

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