Mixed Media Tag

It seems like I've been on the go a lot lately but I've been suffering the past couple of days with Vertigo, so I've been forced to stay at home.  Not much I can do with this dizzy sensation so I figured it was a good time to play with some mixed media!  

I'm not sure  if I can remember everything I used on my tag, but I do know I started off cutting out a tag with thin chipboard and my Sizzix Tim Holtz tag die.  I then painted on a coat of white gesso to give it a good base.  Next I applied a mixture of Wendy Vecchi's Translucent embossing paste  and Tim Holtz distress paint with Tim's Burlap stencil.  Love this embossing paste!  I've been using it quite a bit lately, love the translucent look, and when a small amount of pigment powder is added to it, it still maintains that but with a stain of colour.  I think I used just about everything on the background.  Mister Huey spray, Lindy's spray, Viva Inca Gold paste, Distress inks, Gelatos and paints.  The splatters were made using the Tim Holtz Splatter stencil and Viva Golden Green Ferro paste.  It was highlighted with Inca Gold paste and Silks paint.
The birds are from Sizzix's Tim Holtz new Birds in Flight decorative strip. Manila cardstock embossed with Ranger's Verdigris powder and stamped with a Tim Holtz stamp, from the Nature Walk set.  The honeycomb is vellum, stained with Lindy's spray and cut out with Sizzix's Tim Holtz Frameworks Honeycomb die. Ribbon, tulle and charms were added to my tag to finish it off.

Hope you were inspired to play with all your different mediums!

Thanks for stopping by,



Inkypinkycraft said...

this is gorgeous, I am so going to need those birds! great textures and gorgeous colours x

Samantha Braund said...

Ingenious use of your different media... I particularly love the grungy background with the birds swooping in

Paula Cheney said...

beautiful tag Jan! The color is amazing.
Hope you are back and feeling like normal soon!

Anonymous said...

I hope you're feeling much better, vertigo is horrible. That is a completely stunning tag. I love the colours, the texture looks amazing & the die cuts are perfect embellishments.

Betsy Skagen said...

The colors are so rich and vibrant. Your work is stunning as always. It's nice to know I'm not the only one who has trouble remembering everything I used on a piece. Haha - Betsy at PaperCalliope.com

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