Technique Focus: Hybrid


by Julie Ann Shahin, Studio Tangie Social Media Team

Happy Summer Tangie Fans!!! How do you intend to celebrate summer? I have two fabulous HYBRID technique projects to share with you today featuring Tangie’s designs, with a focus on intentions and celebrations! Let’s start Summer 2012 off with a blast. Yeah!


Celebrations Inspiration


First, I have an awesome idea for a birthday banner that I found on Pinterest. Actually, my sister sent me this idea she wanted me to make for my nephew’s first birthday party that was in May. Right away, I thought of using Tangie’s hats aka Tippy Tops in her {TBD Classics} Merry Bundle.

Pinterest Version (by Stephanie Ford)


My Version Using Tangie’s Products

Banner: Step-By-Step Directions

1. Select 12 photos of the child, one for each month of the past year

2. Open each photo in your photo editing program

3. Select just the head from each photo with the circle marquee tool.

4. Determine the size of the head in inches. (see photo above)

5. Make each head the same size.

Illustration of concept. Determine the size of the hats. Print hats separately.

6. Determine the size of the hats.

7. Print the heads in color or black and white.

8. Print the hats in color.

9. Cut out the heads, and cut along the ears and head, cutting out the background.

10. Cut out the hats.

11. Attach hats to the heads.

12. Hang two parallel lengths of string on the wall.

13.  Attach heads in order to the string.

Product Used In This Inspiration:

Merry Tippy Tops Set Two from {TBD Classics} Merry Bundle By Tangie

{TBD Classics} Merry Bundle By Tangie



Intention Inspiration by Tami

Hybrid Art Journaling

What Tami Did to Create This Piece: I used washi tape from AJC 2011, paper scraps and map arrow from AJC 2012, Tangie’s Mad Hatter font, word art from Tribalations and Journal Anthology 5, Vintage Ad Words 2, and Phonics (which are my favorites… there is no end to their usefulness!)

The rest is a done with recycled canvas, acrylic paint, modeling paste, Faber Castell brush pen, lots of gesso, and scraps of fabric, lace, and a button from my HUGE button stash.


Now it’s your turn! Let’s see summer hybrid projects!

Upload your projects to your blog or favorite gallery. Link it up in the comments of this blog post.


Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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