I've been promising Pamellia that I would get messy soon and make a mixed media project - something I haven't had much experience with but love the idea of it. There are so many talented mixed media artists out there that there is no shortage of inspiration and tutorials but it is finding the time and making the space in my room to do it. You really need to spread out and leave enough space around your work area for the 'splatter' zone!
Well I have been putting it off for long enough and although I have masses of orders and family cards to make I packed them all away and got out my non stick craft sheet, my limited supplies of crackle medium and paints, a few inks and seam binding and ...had a PLAY!!!
This is the result...
Distress Inks - Cracked Pistachio, Fossilized Amber, Abandoned Coral, Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain.
Stamp Sets - Hunkydory Antique Pastime, Debbie Moore Travel set, Inkylicious Hession, Artemio Script stamp.
Crafters Companion Embossing Folder - Hessian
Distress Crackle Paint
Gold gilding Wax
Suze Weinbergs Beadazzles - Macarena
Frantage - Aged Taupe and Aged Bronze
Sweet Dixie Balloon Die
Metal Suitcase Charm
Seam binding dyed using DI's
Here are a few close ups of the crackle paint and details..
I believe this qualifies for some challenges...
Country View Crafts - On Your Travels
Try It On Tuesday - Hot & Wild ( Hot Colours)
Frilly & Funkie - Raise It Up
That Craft Place - Words
TTCRD - ATG
Papertake Weekly - Build It Up
Not Just Cards - #22 ATG
All the pieces started life as white card and were inked with DI then stamped, crackled and gilded. It took all day yesterday on and off to make this 8 inch tag allowing for drying time and pondering time - I felt a little out of my depth and a few pieces ended up in the bin but on the whole, I enjoyed it and I have some pieces of inked background card ready for the next project! Get me!!
Not a full-on mixed media piece like many I've seen but baby steps is the way to go I think until my confidence grows.
Thanks for popping in today and looking at my little mixed media tag, I hope you liked it and see you soon,