Be Yourself- Mixed Media Tag

Hi there,

I wanted to share with you a mixed-media tag. UHK Gallery has a challenge every month with tags. April tag has to have words and something metal. I’m really last minute.
To make my tag I used:

  • Tim Holtz” Tag and Bookplates” die ;
  • Distress Paints: picket fence, picked raspberry, broken china, mustard seed, black soot, peeled paint, fired brick;
  • Stencils- Paper Artsy Stencil 003 (ELB), Dylusions- Letter Jumble;
  • Modelling paste;
  • Stamps- Craft Origine “Enjoy”, “Be Happy”,
  • Paper Artsy Treasure Silver;
  • Golden acrylic paint (transparent red iron oxide);
  • Metal snippets (used in sawing I don’t really know the exact name);

I began with cutting out my tag with craft paper. I painted the background with gesso and after I used distress paints to colour it. I applied modelling past through stencil for the poppies and on the heart for the letters. When paste was dry I applied colour to poppies and heart. For more texture I also applied Treasure Silver to the heart and distressed the tag.
On separate piece of card stock I stamped sentiment with archival ink and cut out only parts of stamp that I needed.
I stuck sentiment and heart to tag and finished it off with metal snippets.

Have a look:


I had so much fun making this tag. I discovered those snippets in my local antique shop and I love them, will definitely make more things using them.

That is all for now. Happy crafting and see you soon. 🙂

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