When I started dabbling with art journaling late last year, I ended up making some tags as well. I loved the small work surface of tags, and how I could just use up clay components I’ve already created, or just
whip up bake up a component or two quickly (which is great use for scrap clay!)
And when I saw a mood board at Mixed Media Place, a tag was what immediately came to mind. I didn’t want to overthink things like I usually do, so I didn’t really plan out the session. This is what resulted from small ‘partial’ creative sessions, and just going with the flow –
I used packaging cardboard to cut out the tag. On this, I used modeling paste with a stencil for background texture. Then I adhered some scrap aida cloth using a gel medium. Finally, I covered everything with gesso.
I made some flowers and gear components using scrap polymer clay with molds. I arranged them on the tag, along with some scrap wire, using gel medium. I again used gesso on the assortment.
Then it was painting time! I used various colors of metallic acrylics. This is the part that I love the most in assemblage projects. Depending on my mood that day, the colors that I use vary, resulting in drastically different results! 🙂 Someday, I should duplicate a layout 3-4 times, and try out different color palettes. This time though, I constrained myself to the colors on the mood board that got me started on this project.
Since I felt like doodling soon after, I added some marks on the stenciled background with a gel pen. To complete the project, I glued on sequins and some hand-written inspiration. I used watercolor pencils to outline the quote strips. Ta da!
Huge thanks to Riikka Kovasin and Rae Missigman for their lessons at Creative Jumpstart 2020! I’ve incorporated their advice and tips in my creative process this time, and I love how much more enjoyable my project was.
Products / materials used: Altenew Feathered Leaves stencil•Derwent Watercolor Pencils•Finnabair 3D Matte Gel•Finnabair Art Stones•Finnabair Heavy Gesso•Finnabair Metallique Acrylics•Finnabair Modeling Paste•Finnabair Soft Gloss Gel•Neat and Tangled Sequin Mix•Packaging cardboard•Sakura Gelly Roll Pen•Scrap aida cloth•Scrap wire•Sculpey Premo!•Uni Pin Fineliner Pen•Winnie and Walter Sequins
I also decided to join a few challenges with this project, because why not! 🙂