Hi friends :)
Today, I'd like to share a Pair of Sea Inspired Mixed Media Tags.
This is my inspiration for the December Challenge.
We have a beautiful, cool, summery, sea & beach themed December moodboard.
I've prepared a lil' pictorial for these tags.
Hope you are inspired & join the challenge to win amazing prizes!
Pair of Sea Inspired Mixed Media Tags
Tag 1: Original
Tag 2: Be True
Step 1: Cut out 6 by 3 inch tags out of thick cardboard & then applied modelling paste through Tim Holtz stencils to create background texture on the tags. Then adhered chippies, sea shells, charms and art stones of various sizes onto the tags to create visually pleasing compositions. Used 3d Gel Medium for heavier items and Soft Gel Medium for the lighter items & then applied white gesso to everything to prepare them for coloring.
Step 2: Created the first layers of color, by adding Lindy's sprays in different shades of blue and brown. Dried between each layer.
Step 3: To get more shine & intensity of color, applied Finnabair's metallic acrylic paints (sprayed with water to create movement of the color)
Step 4: Highlighted the textures and toned down the intense colors on the raised surfaces by applying Nuvo Mousse in different shades of blue, Inka Gold wax & then did dry brushing with white gesso to highlight some of the areas
Step 5: In the end, tied hemp twine to the tags, added Tim Holtz quote chips for the titles, added one little glass bottle filled with sand to each tag, adhered cheese cloth with soft gel, distressed the edges of the tags with distress inks & created white ink splatter.
Lindy's Spray- Azure Sea Asters
Prima Finnabair's Metallic Acrylic Paint- Midnight Sky, Royal Blue, Deep Waters, Light Patina
Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Quote Chips
Distress Ink- Vintage Photo
Nuvo Embellishment Mousse-Mother of Pearl
Prima Finnabair's Art Stones
Please don't forget to join Art & Soul Studio's December Challenge. There are awesome prizes on offer & we have a stunning mood board every month. For inspiration, please check out the gorgeous projects made by my talented team mates. All the details about the December Challenge can be found HERE.
Lastly, please do share your beautiful work with us on our Facebook group- Soul Sisters, we would love to see what you create with supplies from the Art & Soul Studio Store.
Thanks a lot for your precious time :)