Mixed media

Flutter | Mixed Media Tag

[Challenge win: Designer spotlight at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge]

I have these pretty Craftangles decoupage papers in my stash, which I’d been wanting to use for a while. I didn’t want to completely obscure them by using them as scrapbook / art-journal backgrounds, nor did I want to use them for decoupage. (I still haven’t gotten into decoupage.) The moment finally arrived when I was able to use them in a mixed media tag that I made recently. I was inspired by this moodboard and inspiration picture –

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I cut out the patterned papers in wavy shapes and adhered them on the tag, then used some tissue paper for more texture. After applying gesso (mainly on the tissue paper) I used modeling paste and a stencil for more textural interest. I then brushed yellow, teal and orange acrylics over this ensemble. I ran over the edges of the tag with watercolor pencils and a damp brush.

Flutter | Mixed Media Tag | Anita

Now for the focal elements. I die-cut a butterfly, and brushed metallic acrylics over it. I stamped some flowers and leaves with dye inks, and used metallic acrylics, watercolors, watercolor pencils, and multiliner pens to add some highlights and depth. I used scrap wool for the circle at the bottom, and brushed some acrylics over it. For the sentiment, I used metallic alphabet stamps with dye inks, and watercolor pencils to highlight the edges.

Flutter | Mixed Media Tag | Anita

Before assembling the components, I also brushed metallic wax on the more textured elements. I used gel medium to secure the components. I then finished the tag by adding white acrylic splatters. Ta da!


With this project, I’m also joining these challenges –

Arty Divas - Challenge 16
Arty Divas – Challenge 16
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #111 - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #111 – Anything Goes
CraftyCatz challenge #495 ATG w/ optional twist of Pretty Papers
CraftyCatz challenge #495 ATG w/ optional twist of Pretty Papers
Mixed Media Place - February 2020 challenge
Mixed Media Place – February 2020 challenge
A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge for March, #3 - 2020
A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge for March, #3 – 2020
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Tag It!
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Tag It!
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes
Time Out Challenge #156 - Photo Inspiration
Time Out Challenge #156 – Photo Inspiration

17 thoughts on “Flutter | Mixed Media Tag

  1. So much wonderful texture on your beautiful mixed media tag. Thank you for playing along at Crafty Catz this week.
    Chris
    x

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