Mixed media

Own Your Dreams | Mixed Media Tag

I made a mixed media tag over a few days recently, inspired by the moodboard on Mixed Media Place.

moodboard-mmp-1-2020

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.

Own Your Dreams | Mixed Media Tag | Anita

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.

Own Your Dreams | Mixed Media Tag | Anita

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! ๐Ÿ™‚


With this project, I’m joining these challenges –

Arty Divas - Challenge 15
Arty Divas – Challenge 15
Crafts Galore Encore - February Challenge #72 - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore – February Challenge #72 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge 493- Anything Goes w/ optional twist of Critters
Crafty Catz Challenge 493- Anything Goes w/ optional twist of Critters
Mixed Media Place - January 2020 Challenge
Mixed Media Place – January 2020 Challenge
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge #2-2020 (ATG)
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge #2-2020 (ATG)
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Crack It Up
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Crack It Up

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22 thoughts on “Own Your Dreams | Mixed Media Tag

  1. Hi Anita! Love this tag and the resolutions you took. You definitely made great choices and moved your mixed media work to the next level! The angel’s face looks so serene, lulled by a perfect sentiment…
    By the way, I never, or very rarely, make something in a row, exactly because I change things as I go… a lot :).

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    1. Thanks, Cris! These experiments are great to discover what I like. ๐Ÿ˜‰ And it’s wonderful that you’ve found out what works for you, and what doesn’t – that’s what we’re all after, isn’t it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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