Hi! I would like to share a tag w/ you today! Splitcoaststampers has created a new challenge and I am all over it like white on rice! It's a Mixed Media challenge! Oh, my crafty heart is singing!!!! I have taken to mixed media with ease and bliss! I'm not happy unless my fingers are covered in paint, gesso, glue and/or ink! Haha!
Today was the first challenge for Mixed Media. The challenge is Yin/Yang. Something shiny and something matte.
This is how I created it:
I took a manilla tag and covered it in metal tape. I embossed the entire thing in Kassie's Brocade embossing folder. I sprinkled Purple Twilight alcohol ink all over the tag and swirled it around. Then I added drops of Pearl Mixative and sponged it all over the tag to mute the purple a bit. Still shiny though! I sealed it w/ Gloss Gel Medium to give it a high gloss again and to prevent the alcohol ink from rubbing off on my fingers every time I touch it!
I sponged black Gesso along the edges of the tag, and gooped it all over the resin medallion. After it dried a bit, I wiped off the excess on the tops and let it dry more. I sanded the tops, and then added Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint, but I was too impatient to let it crackle! I sanded it more and that was it!
I took my sponge that I used with the black Gesso and applied it to the back of a pretty font stamp from WPlus9 Designs: Defining Words.
Once all the Gesso was dry, I attached a lace flower and then a railroad ticket that I sponged w/ Tea Dye and Walnut Stain and distressed the edges towards the bottom of the tag. Then, I started piling on the flowers to make a pretty arrangement! That's it!
Have a lovely day!