Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Garden Delights Mixed Media Tag!

Good morning!  Sherry here with you today and I have a mixed media tag to share that was absolute fun to create.


I read about a gesso resist technique that I decided to try on this tag.  Using an old gift card, I scraped gesso along the surface of the tag applying light pressure and changing directions.  The gesso dried very quickly (which meant there was hardly any wait time for this inpatient artist).  Broken China and Wild Honey Distress Stains were added over the gesso, and water was misted over the stains to blend the colors over the tag.  (The bright white spots on the tag are the gesso.)


Before adding anything else to the background white ink was sprayed over the tag using a stencil created from chipboard using  Spellbinders® Grateful Lattice.   The heart was another stencil created from chipboard using Spellbinders Classic Hearts.  The stencil was taped to the tag with painters tape and Barn Door Distress Ink was added with a stencil brush.

GardenDelightsTag Sentiment

The flower stem was made using a stencil and adding embossing paste that had been tinted with Peeled Paint Distress Ink Refill.  The flower itself was watercolor paper die cut/embossed with Spellbinders Jewel Flower and Flourishes.  The flower was colored with Wild Honey and Barn Door Distress Stain, with some highlights of Wild Honey paint.  Once assembled, the flower was misted with a red ink spray to bring to bring out the red tones.

The sentiment from Garden Delights was stamped in Adirondack Pitch Black Pigment and embossed with clear.

GardenDelightsTag CloseUpBezel

The ribbon was dyed with Barn Door Distress Ink.   The ribbon embellishment is the smallest circle bezel from the Spellbinders Media Mixage line.  A bee was die cut from Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe paper with the Media Mixage Circles One and placed in the bezel.  For some reason I couldn’t find my melting pot, so I dropped some UTEE into the bezel and began heating it with my heat gun.  While the UTEE was still hot, I continued to add more UTEE until I had the bezel filled.

Thanks for joining me today!


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Anonymous said...

This tag is fabulous! Combining so many different media in a wonderful mixture of texture and color. Thanks for sharing your how-to - LOVE it!!!!!!

Art By Wanda said...

Wonderful tag!!!!

Yogi said...

beautiful tag. love the colors and techniques used. I'm not seeing evidence of the gracefull lattice stencil that was spritzed with white. mmm
Have a great day

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Layers of Loveliness, I just keep looking at it and the pops of color are awesome.

Adair said...

Sherry, this tag is FABULOUS!!! So much detail and beautiful colors!

Quietfire said...

Oh this just cheers me right up when I look at it! Just GORGEOUS!

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