I made a mixed media tag over a few days recently, inspired by the moodboard on Mixed Media Place.
My usual inclination is to work on my projects in one go, while I’m in the zone. This works amazingly well for art journal pages, but not for bigger or more involved projects, like mixed media assemblage ones. I’ve started executing these type of projects in parts so I can include them in my creative endeavors.
The challenge with executing creative ideas over days is that your vision morphs over those sessions, so it’s interesting to align your current vision with your execution so far. Unlike last time, I did plan the composition a little. Of course, it did change over the course of the project, but not by much. I think I like this process of creating.
For this tag, I made the base with packaging cardboard as always, with a coat of heavy white gesso and a stenciled texture for a stony / crackly look. I painted all of these with metallic acrylics.
I fussy cut a large heart, die cut a flourish shape, and baked a few polymer clay components shaped from molds. I colored all these individually with metallic and regular acrylics. I arranged the components on the tag using gel medium, while also adding in, and coloring, mini art stones at places.
To complete the tag, I stamped a sentiment in parts, fussy cut rounded rectangles around each word, distressed them a little, and colored them using watercolors and sparkly metallic acrylics. I adhered them over the other components using gel medium, and added a few white acrylic splatters over the tag.
I love how serene this tag turned out because of the angelic face. I wish I’d placed the entire composition slightly higher on the tag, but I’m certainly happy with this tag! 🙂
With this project, I’m joining these challenges –