Here’s a mixed media tag I made recently –
I used parts of packaging cardboard for the tag. I made a tag hole using a punch. I then used a circular tag diecut for the eyelet, which I stuck to the background.
I added a coat of gesso over the background. I added texture to the background using modeling paste over a stencil. I then used regular and metallic acrylics with some water spritzing to drive the color into the nooks and crannies of the textured area.
Meanwhile, I used polymer clay with molds to make some components, which I baked, and then brushed gesso over. I used regular acrylics for an undercoat, and then topped it up with a combination of pink, orange, and blue metallic acrylics for that extra sparkly shine.
I created the composition on the background by adhering the components with glossy soft gel. I then used orange and gold metallic waxes on the components as well as on the eyelet. I then again made use of darker regular acrylics with water spritzing for additional shadowed depth. Ta da!
Though I have a long way to go in mixed media assemblage, I no longer feel overwhelmed by the process, and am much more at ease piling on components on top of one another. That’s progress, right? 🙂 (Check out my first assemblage project for comparison! 😉 I’ve reused one of the components from that project here – did you notice which one it is?)
With this tag, I’m joining these challenges –