Mixed Media Tags (Photo Tutorial) by Preeti Datta

Hi friends !!

Preeti Datta (aka Dutt Preety) here. How are you today? Hope you are having a great & blessed festival season. Here is wishing you and yours the very best from all of us at the Bob n Betty family 🙂

Today, I’ll be sharing 3 Mixed Media Tags. Bob N Betty’s Premium Textured Chipboard 1200 gsm was used for making these large sized tags. 1 sheet was cut into 3 rectangles of 9.5 by 4.5 inches. The chipboard is sturdy, textured on one side and white in color so it is a good option for mixed media work as it can withstand multiple media being applied to it without buckling.

The idea behind these tags was to show one way to use snippets of patterned paper & faux leather we inevitably collect as paper crafters. These are little bits and pieces left behind from larger projects and because they are from our much loved and pretty packs, it is difficult to throw them away. So incorporating these into tags for layers and added texture is one way of using these up. Die cutting them for making little embellishments is another way.  Let’s get started.

TAG 1: Sea Themed

sea tag 1

Slideshow: These are some close-up photos of the tag

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  1. Strips of faux leather were adhered to the tag and then for added texture and priming the surface, white gesso was applied. The lumps that are formed around the gesso bottle were also applied to the tag using a palette knife to add to the texture and bumpy look.
  2. Color was added using pigment powders and movement was created with sprays of water.
  3. Glass Glitter was added at some places with matte gel. Some glitter glue was also applied for a  sparkly look.
  4. Few sea related images and a sentiment were stamped and colored with zig markers and then fussy cut
  5. The images were attached to the tag with matte gel. Art stones and gauze were adhered for added texture.
  6. Glossy accents was applied on top of the image, few dew drops were added and some white splatter was created.
  7. In the end, some of the raised areas of the tag were dry brushed with white gesso to bring out the texture and the tag was distressed with black soot distress ink around the edges for a finished look.


heart tag

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1. Lava Red Inka Gold was applied with one’s finger, to some of the areas of the tag to bring out the natural texture on the surface
2. Some images were stamped onto the tag in random places using black archival ink (as it is a permanent ink and won’t run when watercoloring is done later on)
3. Color was added to the tag using zig markers and it was sprayed with water to get an organic look
4. Stenciling was done with a couple of stencils and archival ink using a blending tool and foam
5. A heart was die cut from faux leather and the texture in it was highlighted with red inka gold. This was adhered to the tag with some gauze underneath.
6. A fussy cut sentiment from the Bob n Betty “No One But You” Paper Pack was adhered to the heart.
7. Some doodling was done using a black marker and a few details were added with white acrylic paint.
8. Red stickles and sequins were attached to the tag for added sparkle. Also, white splatter was created to bring the piece together.
9. In the end, a braid was created with thin strips of faux leather and this was added to the tag.


green tag

These are some close-up photos of the tag:


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  1. Snippets of patterned paper from the Bob n Betty “Amor Mio” Paper Pack and strips of faux leather were adhered to the tag using matte gel
  2. Thread was wrapped around the tag and then some white gesso was applied with a palette knife
  3. Modelling paste was applied to the tag through a leaf stencil
  4. Color was added using ink sprays and movement was created with sprays of water
  5. The title was fussy cut from the Bob n Betty “No One But You” paper pack and the butterfly embellishment was created by die cutting a snippet of faux leather and then applying some mint green inka gold on it to bring out the texture.
  6. In the end, the edges were darkened to bring definition and some white splatter was added.

That is all for today.

Please do share your gorgeous creations using Bob n Betty papers with us on our facebook group Bob n Betty Buddies. 

Remember you can always purchase all the beautiful Bob n Betty products from our wonderful Sale Buddies. 

Thanks for your precious time 🙂

Stay Blessed!

Preeti D. 




Design Team 2017-18, Reveal Day 3

Hey folks,

So it’s the final day of the reveal, and we are here to present to you our Guest Design Team. We have 3 remarkably influential artists with us to share this space. Have a look….

Asmita Roy – Kolkata, India
Guest Design Team Member

She indeed is one of the most popular scrapbooking artists of India. Her passion for life is quite well apparent in her work. Some of her most admired creations are mini albums, junk journals, smash books etc. Her use of embellishments is particularly lovely, and is actually something that urges newbies to think about. Ashmita has been teaching this beautiful art of scrapbooking across the nation and has recently ventured into online classes through her website www.artsomecraft.com.
We are truly blessed to have her in our Guest Design Team for this term, and looking forward for some real time enlightenment.

Bipasha K – Melbourne, Australia
Guest Design Team Member

Bipasha is a super gorgeous and exceptionally talented girl from India. Currently based in Australia, she is pursuing her post-graduation in Engineering. Much like a traditional Aquarian, she breathes, understand and live art. Bipasha does not follow just one particular art form, but gets inspired by every day events and moments, which ignites her hidden creative side. She is more involved in creating high dimensional and detailed projects that sets a different outlook as to what can be created with just paper, few metals and hues. Bipasha has her own blog, bkscreativecorner.blogspot.com.au and facebook page, facebook.com/BksCreativeCorner that comprises her beautiful collection of work.

Jaya Raghuvanshi – Mumbai, India
Guest Design Team Member

Dr. Jaya Raghuvanshi needs no introduction, a dentist by profession and a paper crafter by soul. This internationally acclaimed artist has been bringing forth the emotions and  feelings of an individual through her gorgeous mixed media layouts.
We have been admiring her work since the beginning, and it is an absolute delight to have her in our Guest Design Team now.
Check out some of her amazing creations on her blog: http://mycraftworld23.blogspot.in

So this completes our design team of 11 brilliant crafters. We welcome them all with open arms and look forward to experience some inspirations to be treasured for the lifetime.


Design Team 2017-18, Reveal Day 2

Hello Lovely Crafters,

So this is the Day 2 of our Design Team Reveal.
Well, we have a member who is rejoining us after a break of almost one year. And that’s Tanvi Shah, we are truly delighted to have Tanvi back in our team.…now time to meet the new faces..!

Tanvi Shah
Bangalore, India

Tanvi Shah is truly a gifted crafter from the Garden City of India “Bangalore”. Though being a microbiologist, she did not lose her creative side and followed her passion of crafting. She loves to explore new techniques of using pattern papers and making beautiful products out of it like creative cards, bookmarks, mini albums and home décor items.

Tanvi has her own blog, http://tanvispaperfantasees.blogspot.in and facebook page, facebook.com/paperfantasees, which comprises a beautiful collection of her creative work.

Aleksandra MiheliÄŤ
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Aleksandra aka Papermade Fairytale, this gorgeous lady belongs to a small but beautiful European country Slovenia. Aleksandra has been crafting since 8 long years and art plays a vital role in her life and has turned her hobby into the job, which completely loves. She is a color enthusiast and loves striking and bold color combinations as well as soft palettes on the other side. Her greatest passion is making off the page projects, mixed media altered art, explosion boxes with miniature “worlds” inside, something close to the nature. So brace yourselves for some jaw dropping inspirations from this nature inspired artist.

To know more about her style, please check her blog, which is a clear depiction of gorgeousness http://papermade-fairytale.blogspot.in

Preeti Dutt
New Delhi, India

Preeti is a young and passionate crafter from the capital city of India, Delhi. Being from a background of Clinical Psychology, the creative beast in her could not hold the desire to dive into the world of crafting. Preeti has been doing children’s craft for the past 7 years and started serious crafting since September 2016. As they say talent can not be long hidden, soon Preeti started surprising us with her mesmerizing creations. This emerging star in Mixed Media Art is all set to entice you with her work. She enjoys designing cards, tags, and art journaling the most and has a very eclectic style.

She has been in the crafting space for around 10 months now and has written about 200 blog posts and has accomplished over 40 top picks and wins in crafting challenges– http://chatterwithpreeti.blogspot.in/2017/02/crafting-challenges-wins-and-top-picks.html

Sampada Srivastava
Gurgaon, India

A Software Engineer by profession and a passionate crafter at heart, Sampada has become a popular name in a wink. She has taken only one and half year to make her mark into the world of scrapbooking. She has a Startup with the name “Scrapmee”, a gifting Idea with personalized Handcrafted Products. Her bestsellers are Scrapbooks but she also loves to try her hands on card making, Decoupage, Sospeso and Mixed media.

You may peek into her lovely creations at her official fcebook page : https://www.facebook.com/Scrapmee/

Riddhi Jani
Mumbai, India

This Biotechnology student turned crafter, started her creative journey in 2015. She has always been inspired by beautiful paper and scrapbooking products, and loves to try new techniques and enjoys sharing that inspiration with others. She adapts all possible styles of crafting in her projects, but shabby chic and vintage are her all time favorites. You may have a glance at more of her work on her official facebook page “Ri’s Creations”.
Riddhi is going to be our Social Media Coordinator alongside her role of Design Team Member.

We can’t be thankful enough to the lovely ladies, for making Bob n Betty a part of they creative journey.

That’s all for today, don’t miss to check out this space tomorrow to meet our Guest Design Team.

Deepika Sharma

Design Team 2017-18, Reveal Day 1

Hello Creative Souls,

Welcome to our blog, we are here to announce our Design team for the term Aug 2017 – July 2018.

To begin with, we would like to extend our gratitude to all those who applied for the Design Team. It was a challenging task for us to pick only a few from the massive response we had received. Each profile was distinctive in its in own, and we look forward to be associated with artists like you all in future.

Now, time to welcome the strongest pillars of our team:

Niharika Gupta – Chennai, India
Design Team Member

Niharika Gupta is an extremely talented girl from Chennai. A Software Engineer by qualification, she is passionate about crafting and does it with a lot of pleasure. Since 2014, she has been involved in this art form and had come up with some beautiful creations and products. Niharika is the owner of a boutique for handmade cards and scrapbooks brand by the name, “Niharika Expressions”. Niharika has a facebook page http://www.facebook.com/niharikaexpressions that gives a glimpse of her amazing and creative work.

Jaanhvi Hinduja – Nashik, India
Design Team Member

Jaanhvi is an exceptionally talented and charming lady from the City of Joy, Kolkata. She lived in Mumbai for over a decade and worked with one of the leading Asset Management companies there. Few years back, Jaahnvi shifted to the peaceful city of Nashik where she got indulged into some DIY crafts, which in very less time became her passion. Her creative work is inspired by her love for gifting, decorating house, and the love of jewelry. The creative bug ignited the passionate artist within her and very soon she became a known name amidst the artist community. She is well recognized for her finest grip on the art of decoupage.

Her forte is creating home decorative and utility products. Check out some of her mesmerizing creations on her facebook page https://web.facebook.com/handcartindia/

Tanya Cloete – Pretoria, South Africa
Design Team Member

Tanya Cloete is an ardent crafter from South Africa, many recognize her with her facebook name “Tanya Scrapbooking”. This cheerful artist began her scrapbooking journey as a hobby to keep herself busy. At that time she was unaware of the beautiful future the field of art and crafts hold for her. She loves to make crafty things. Scrapbooking and paper crafting has developed as a passion for her in no time. Photos are memories to be treasured forever and what better way than to tell a story by the beautiful layouts or albums one can make. She likes to create mini albums, single page layouts and cards. She has recently developed a great new love for making 3D/OTP projects. Her work is perfect amalgamation of almost every art form. You may check out her amazing work at http://mycreativescrapbooking.blogspot.in/

We are truly blessed to have these amazing artists in our team for this year too, and we look forward for a year full of inspirations with them.

See you all tomorrow with the new members of our team. Till then, keep crafting..!

Deepika Sharma
Bob n Betty India

June 2017 Release

Hello Crafty Friends,

Hope you all are having a creative time.

We are glad to present a brand new scrapbook paper collection to soothe the summers a little.

So, Get ready to create your most beautiful albums, cards and mixed media backgrounds with this versatile paper pack “BARE ESSENTIALS”. This pack contains 36 papers of 18 subtle and distinctive seamless patterns. You wouldn’t have experienced such a huge variety of colors in a single paper pack ever before.

And now the much awaited, bigger size decoupage specialty papers, yess here we are with the A3 size papers in a theme that’s loved by all.

“Foodie Samba” – As the name suggests, this collection is a wide spread menu of food themed Decoupage Specialty Papers..! Begin with everyone’s favourite pizzas, burgers then move on to desserts…ice cream, candy, and other sweet treat themed papers in A3 size. They are going to compliment all your big size decoupage projects like trays, boxes and the list is endless. So what are you waiting for…..grab your copies now and start creating beautiful projects.

Do not forget to share your gorgeous creations with us on our FB Group “Bob n Betty Buddies”. One lucky winner with the best project made with any of these 2 collections will win our July collection absolutely free. We will be announcing the winner on 20th June

Rush Fast…

Click here to purchase Bob n Betty Products – http://bobnbetty.in/sales-buddies/

Deepika Sharma

Design Team Call 2017-18

Hello Crafty Friends!

It’s a big day for us as we announce our Design Team Call for the year 2017-18.
Have you been waiting to enter? Well, your time has come!
So, We are looking for some crafty fellas from around the world who want to have some fun spreading the joy with their amazing creations using Bob n Betty Products!

Here we have all the information you need to become a Bob n Betty Design Team Member.


Important Note: Please pay attention to all the points mentioned in “How to Apply” section and send your application with complete details. Applicants with the complete information only will receive an acknowledgement mail from us within 48 hours.

We are looking forward to experience your incredible work… Good Luck and Happy Crafting….!

Deepika Sharma
Co-founder – Bob n Betty

Birthday Celebration Contests – Winners Announcement

Hello Crafty Buddies,

So..the time has come to reveal the Winners of our Birthday Celebration Contests.

We would like to start with acknowledging the efforts of all the participants for taking out time to join us, in our brainteaser contests…yess we know they were a lil unconventional.

Nevertheless, We are truly delighted to receive such an awesome response. Must say, it was quite a complex situation for us to pick only one winner each contest. So, we had to choose them randomly.

Now, without holding it any longer, we would like to announce the names of the winners.

  1. Share and Win Contest – Riddhi Jani, Thanks Riddhi for showing us tremendous support.
  2. Maze of Jumbled Words – Only few out of hundreds of entries could qualify with their fastest and all correct answers, and the random name picker has picked Anila DK as the winner 🙂

3. Scribble – Scrabble – with a score of 104 points of correct words/terms used in crafts, Preeti Dutt is the winner of this contest, you’ve got a sharp brain girl..way to go

4. Paper Reckoner – Well this one was easy but needed a lil patience, most of you guessed the right names of paper collections but missed a few, may be in the rush of sending your answers. So, the ones with all correct 24 answers qualified, and the randomly chosen winner for this contest is Vinita Jain.

Congratulations Winners, we request you all to email us your complete postal address with
contact number @ bobnbettyindia@gmail.com
All gift hampers will be shipped on or before 5th May.

Happy Crafting…!

Googly Woogly – a baby theme scrapbook paper collection

Hello Fellas,

We are extremely delighted to present the “much in demand” Baby theme Scrapbook Paper Collection this month.

You will fall in love with the delicate and adorable patterns featured in our Googly Woogly paper pack. This pack is so versatile that you may use it to document all of your little baby’s moments along with your pregnancy memories. This collection comes with 14 seamless patterns, baby & pregnancy journaling cards and plentiful of fussy cutting elements sheet to embrace your scrapbooks and other crafty creations.

Also, We have a happy news to share with you all, going forward..the entire range of our scrapbook paper will be available at Crafters Corner too 🙂 🙂 isn’t that a great news..?

so do not wait further and shop your favorite papers with any of our distributors listed here.

Crafters Corner – www.crafterscorner.in (New Delhi)

CraftsNeed – www.craftsneed.com (Chennai)

Nagashri Arts – www.nagashriarts.in (Mumbai)

Also, we would like to welcome 2 new members to the Bob n Betty Family

Our Distributor in Nashik – Smart Creations – www.facebook.com/Smart-Creations-1408633892714548/

And our reseller in Mumbai – Letz Craft – https://www.facebook.com/LETZCRAFT

Team – Bob n Betty

First Release of 2017

Hello Crafty Friends,

Hope you all are having a creative time..

We are glad to present two brand new collections to celebrate the season of love.


“No one but you” depicting retro couples on colorful backgrounds, comes with 18 12×12 designs, comprising 2 sheets each of 15 beautiful patterns, Wordstrips, Journaling Cards and DIY cutting elements and tags.


“#LoveSpell” comes with 18 12×12 patterns in beige, pink, black and soil-colored backgrounds, comprising 2 sheets each of 15 Patterns, Love Pocket Cards, Love Snippets, and DIY cutting elements.


These collections are up for grabs…so go ahead and book yours now..!!

Follow the link here to purchase https://www.facebook.com/adornosindia

Team – Bob n Betty

A New Gem Added to our Design Team – Jaanhvi Hinduja


Jaanhvi is an exceptionally  talented and charming lady from the City of Joy, Kolkata. She lived in Mumbai for over a decade and worked with one of the leading Asset Management companies there. Few years back, Jaahnvi shifted to the peaceful city of Nashik where she got indulged into some DIY crafts which in very less time became her passion. Her creative work is inspired by her love for gifting, decorating house, and the love of jewelry. The creative bug ignited the passionate artist within her and very soon she became a known name amidst the artist community. She is well recognized for her finest grip on the art of decoupage.

Her forte is creating home decoratives and utility products. Check out some of her most mesmerizing creations on her facebook page https://web.facebook.com/handcartindia/

We welcome Jaanhvi with open hearts. Cheers..!!