Mixed Media Tuesday with Tammy Tutterow!

Mixed Media Tuesday with Tammy Tutterow!

It's mixed media Tuesday and we have one of the masters herself joining us on the blog this morning! Please welcome Tammy Tutterow!  Tammy has a fabulous tutorial all lined up that should inspire you to pull out some of those Ranger inks, paints and paste!

"Hello SCT readers!  My name is Tammy Tutterow and I am so excited to be joining you today with a mixed media tutorial!  I love the magic of creating with inks, paints, sprays and different mediums.  I love that by combining and layering them with different surfaces and embellishments I can create something new and completely “me”.  

Today I want to share how to create a simple card that will look like anything but simple to the recipient.  It has a rich textured look while feeling shabby and vintage (two of my very favorite things!)

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Cut a 4” x 6” piece of Ranger Mixed Media Cardstock to create a card front.  Mist the cardstock with water. 

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Mist the cardstock with Tumbled Glass and Cracked Pistachio Distress Spray Stains.  As the spray mixes with the water it will run.  Allow the spray and water to sit on the surface for several moments.

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Dry the cardstock with a heat tool.  If the cardstock is excessively wet, blot it lightly with a dry cloth before drying with the heat tool.

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Place a Tim Holtz Layering Stencil over the cardstock.  Use a palette knife to spread Ranger Texture Paste over the cardstock through the stencil.  Scrape away any excess with the edge of the palette knife.  The Texture Paste should only be as thick as the stencil. 

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Lift the stencil off.  Rinse with water to remove any residue.  Allow the Texture Paste to air dry or use a heat tool to speed up drying time. 

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Place the stencil back on the cardstock lining up the design with the dry Texture Paste design.  Randomly apply Cracked Pistachio and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks to the Texture Paste using an ink blending tool. 

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Apply Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to the edges and some areas of the Texture Paste design using an ink blending tool. 

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Dye a piece of Crinkle Ribbon using Tumbled Glass and Cracked Pistachio Distress Spray Stains.  Tie the dried ribbon around the cardstock and tie in a bow. 

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Select three pieces of Tim Holtz Ephemera.  Apply Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to the edges of the pieces.  Add curls and tears to the edges to add texture and age.  Be sure to ink any tears and curls. 

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Arrange the pieces of ephemera under the ribbon on the cardstock.  Secure each in place with adhesive. 

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Create a card to fit the cardstock piece using kraft cardstock.  Adhere the card front to the card. 

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Ink the edges of the card with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink using an ink blending tool. 

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Machine stitch through the front of the card along the ends of the ribbon. 

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Add a Tim Holtz Remnant Rub sentiment to one of the pieces of ephemera. 

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Paint the front of a large Tim Holtz Compass Coin.  Dry the paint with a heat tool. 

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Sand the surface of the Compass Coin with a Sanding Grip.

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Dab Tumbled Glass and Cracked Pistachio Distress Paint onto the Compass Coin. 

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Heat the paint with a heat tool until almost dry. 

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Buff the coin with a dry cloth to remove the remaining wet paint. 

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Add age to the Compass Coin by dabbing Gathered Twigs onto the surface using an ink blending tool.

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Buff the Compass Coin with a dry cloth to remove the excess ink. 

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Adhere the Compass Coin to the front of the card under the bow. 

Sct mm card final 1Supplies: Surfaces: Ranger Ink Kraft Cardstock, Mixed Media Cardstock; Stencil: Tim Holtz Layering Stencil- Lattice Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass, Cracked Pistachio, Gathered Twigs Distress Spray Stain: Tumbled Glass, Cracked Pistachio Distress Paint: Tumbled Glass, Cracked Pistachio, Picket Fence; Embellishments: Tim Holtz Crinkle Ribbon, Compass Coins, Ephemera, Remnant Rubs; Mediums: Ranger Ink Texture Paste; Adhesive: Ranger Ink Adhesive Strips; Beacon 3 in 1; Tools: Ranger Ink Craft Sheet, Heat Took, Ink Blending Tool, Mister, Palette Knife; Tim Holtz Idea-ology Sanding Grip, Remnant Rubs Stylus; Tim Holtz Tonic Scissors; paper trimmer

Don’t you just love the way the colors and texture layer together?  It looks so rich!  I love the way that the Texture Paste allows you to add design to the background that is subtle without competing for the focus.  Maybe the best part of all is that it is so quick and easy to create!"

~  Tammy Tutterow

Thank you so much for joining us Tammy!  SCT friends you can also follow Tammy Tutterow on Instagram - @tammytutterow, on Facebook, on YouTube or her blog!

~ Catherine


2015-03-31T09:44:03-04:00March 31st, 2015|Mixed Media|


  1. Dolly March 31, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Super cool as always Tammy! TFS!

  2. Kelly A. Crowl March 31, 2015 at 10:35 am

    What a talented young lady! Love all of that layering/distressing!!!

  3. Jennifer Scull March 31, 2015 at 10:42 am

    this is beautiful! just love the old world look the different textures and distressing gives to it. 🙂

  4. Jean Marmo March 31, 2015 at 11:33 am

    So pretty! Love seeing all the steps!

  5. Laura Turcotte March 31, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Love Tammy’s style! she makes it look so effortless! TFS!

  6. barbara macaskill March 31, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!!

  7. Jeanne Coto March 31, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    That is so cool! I love mixed media. Beautiful job!

  8. MaryAnn N March 31, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    So pretty. Love the colour combo.

  9. maria f. March 31, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Love Tammy’s work and her tutorials!

  10. Tammy March 31, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    This is adorable! I would frame it! thanks for the step by step.

  11. shilpa March 31, 2015 at 2:00 pm


  12. Johanne Lacombe March 31, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    It’s very nice. Love the techniques you used.

  13. Deb Lorence March 31, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    I love the simplicity of this card! TFS Tammy!

  14. Gabriella March 31, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Looks great

  15. Nina Oelke March 31, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Wow!!! Love this card. It has such an awesome vintage look 🙂

  16. Teresa March 31, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    This is awesome Tammy! The card is so beautiful that I don’t think I’d want to give it away! LOL

  17. paullette March 31, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    Like that antique look and the color combination.

  18. Rebecca Yahrling March 31, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    This is gorgeous! I just found a set of the distress inks on clearance at Michaels (I’ve been dying to try them!) and I also got 2 new stencils and texture paste … you just gave me the inspiration to try something with them. Thank you!

  19. Tona March 31, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    Love it! thanks for the great tutorial.

  20. Silvana Rizzo March 31, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous…what a great tutorial, thanks Scrapbook and Cards Today…my fave scrapbooking magazine????

  21. Linda Tupper April 1, 2015 at 1:00 am

    Just beautiful. Love it. Love seeing all the steps she did. Thank you.

  22. Dorina D April 1, 2015 at 1:07 am

    What a wonderful tutorial for al the steps in the project. Beautiful work.

  23. Michelle Tidd April 1, 2015 at 8:24 am

    Love this! Great prize!!

  24. Amber M. April 1, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    I am always so impressed and inspired by Tammy’s creations – love them! Thanks so much for featuring her work.

  25. Ruby C April 2, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Always love seeing something new from Tammy. She is amazing!

  26. Jackie April 2, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    Absolutely beautiful!

  27. Joan VanCourt April 3, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    Wow, awesome project. I love those distress paints. I have never used them, but I loved how Tammy used them to age the Compass Coin. Thanks for sharing.

  28. Marianne C April 4, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Gorgeous results and a wonderful tutorial. Now I’ll have to generate a supply list! Love it

  29. Carol Mc April 4, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    Great card & tutorial. Thank you to Tammy for sharing.

  30. Tammi boonstoppel April 4, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    You are right, it is time to play, love this card!

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