Monday, 4 November 2013

Mixed Media Tags

Morning, I am up today on the Tando blog with my mixed media tag.  The inspiration was this lovely video here by Georgia Heald (it is a bit stripy but still a great video).  I also had a go at a card along a similar theme which I'll show you later on in the week.  I think just watching someone else on the layering of masks, paints and inks gives you the confidence to have ago and experiment yourself and it's lots of fun!

I started off the tag with some gesso, then layered up some strips of papers - these are some of Teresa Collins Memorabilia and Family Stories, then more paint, then some ink cripples using cosmic shimmer and a general misting of walnut gold glimmer mist.  Next the stamps - my Glitz roller stamp chevron and some of the stamps (including the words) from Teresa Collins Vintage Findings range (beautiful stamp set).  I then rolled some gauze in tea dye and stapled this on the bottom, made a hoop out of black and white thread and moved onto the Tando chipboard flowers.  I wanted these to be quite bright to match the papers, so I applied a layer of gesso, then once that was dry used pro markers to colour them in.  I then used some more white gesso on my fingers and smudged that on too…they still looked a little bright so I spritzed them with some walnut gold cosmic shimmer mist.  I used the same technique with the butterfly and then added a little bit of glitter.

It was really fun


  1. Very pretty, I like how you've done the thread.

  2. This looks really lovely, I like the layers of stamping and the hoop of thread! x

  3. Beautiful tag! Love all the elements you used!

  4. Amazing tag :) Love the pink and blue flowers x
    Thanks for the video link too x

  5. Gorgeous gorgeous tag, love the pop of the pink & blue.
    C xx

  6. I don't normally get mixed media, but oh this is lovely

  7. That's a really gorgeous tag Katherine, I really love the contrast of colours on it and all the products you used and embellished !!! Hugs from Coco xx

  8. you are just too clever Kat, this is so so lovely xx
    I've been out of action for a while and seem to have missed so many of your posts, will be have a read and catching up on all your gorgeous creations now x


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