my Christmas madness started! On my desk are Christmas papers and accessories, and plenty of glitter. Today I have for you two winter mixed-media tags.
To made the background I use only mist and distress ink. I also decorated them with gold foil for transfer, sticking it to the most ordinary glue, without any specialized equipment. I love this effect when the foil sticks so irregularly, creating only light "traces".
The chipboards - bauble and the reindeer - I also decorated with foil, inked, and added glitter.
I'm very happy to be invited to EgoCraft design team! This is my first inspiration.
I made for you mixed-media project, full of embellishments and colors. As a base I used a circular painting board (a thin mdf board covered with a primed canvas). I recommend working on this type of base for those, who are afraid that paper will not hold too much paints and waterbased media.
Directly on the base I glued chpboard from one of my favorite collections - a Sea Stories large frame. Then, with flowers and metal pieces, I created a whole "scaffolding" for the center of my composition - the old photo of my grandmother, locked in a metal frame. After covering all with the white gesso and drying, I added a ton of colors using mist and pigments. Because the big chipboard frame was a bit lost under other things, on top of it I added a frame from the same collection, but in a smaller size.
Today I have for you a new mixed-media project created on my favorite kind of base made out of wood. This time I used a heart-shaped piece. I was inspired by the image of this cute girl that is the focal point of my work. I got this photo from my friend and I think it perfectly fits the heart.
This time I wanted to use something a little bit unusual for the background and I had this idea to take... real feathers. I glued them with the Soft Matte Gel which is delicate enough not to ruin their fine structure. I had very soft small feathers and I used quite a lot of them, but I'm sure you will also get a very interesting effect when you use a big one or two.
I also added a few resin shapes to make my background a little bit richer. My next step was to cover the whole surface with White Gesso and then - a very exciting moment - to add chosen colors. I simply made some mists mixing pigments with water and I got beautifully rich, saturated colors.
When I was satisfied with the colors of my project, I reached for one of my favorite products - Antique Brilliance - Red Amber Wax. I added it here and there to highlight the details and get more color contrast.
I also made my own embellishments with clear Art Pebbles. You just paint the bottom and simple as that - you get beautiful, custom made decorations for all kinds of projects. Here I used Art Alchemy Sparks paint (Dragon's Eye), it gave me a wonderful glossy effect.
Here's a video I made to show you the whole creative process. I hope it inspires you to create your own little assemblage.
I think that the feathers I used in the background added a special little touch to the "Go Wild" theme of this mixed media creation of mine. I encourage you to look for unusual items that can help you create some amazing origina textures in your projects.
I really love to make tags, so I made one for this challenge.
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I really love to make home decor elements that can make my house look special in autumn and winter seasons. This time I made a small lantern using an ordinary glass jar. It was quite simple really: I wrapped a little bit of string around the top edge and covered it with Finnabair's Rust Paste. The result was a great rugged structure that helped me create the whole "worn" look. I applied Red Amber Antique Brilliance Wax - simply using my fingers to highlight all the details and give a little bit of glow.
To complete my project, I added Mechanicals embellishments, also treated with Rust Paste and Wax. I used all three pastes from the set. I think mixing them all (in different proportions, you decide which look you prefer) will give you the best results. To soften the colors, gently applied White Gesso to the jar. The icing on the cake are Micro Beads which I glued on around the edge of my jar with 3D Matte Gel.
My October lantern looks best after dark, but even without the lights inside, it is also a beautiful decoration of my house.
Prima products: Art Extravagance - Rust Paste Set 963576, Art Basics - Heavy Gesso - White 961374, 3D Matte Gel 961398, Art Alchemy - Antique Brilliance - Red Amber 964313, Mechanicals: Rustic Washers 963422, Winged 962432, Mini Brads 960384, Art Ingredients - Micro Beads - Copper 962579, Art Alchemy Sparks - Ginger Magic 964108 and Dragon's Eye 964054