Saturday 23 January 2016

MIxed Media Monthly Challenge

I have been in crafting heaven lately, the weather has been cold and we have been house bound. Luckily Alex is at an age where he doesn't need constant monitoring.  So I have been creating tag and more tags while exploring new medias.

Today i finished a tag for Mixed Media Monthly Challenge here is their challenge board

with a few of my favorite things.
And here is my take...

I used rock candy transparent crackle, acrylic paint, mica powder, mica fragments, glass glitter, distress embossing powder and lindy's spray. The final product is not where I started but sometimes that is how it goes.

I started with spraying the tag with various lindy's sprays, and swiped on rock candy distress crackle paint.  Allow to dry

Next I added an assortment of embellishments, ribbon, twine, chipboard, metal accents.

I wanted to paint the embellishments black and leave the crackle so the color would pop through but nope i didn't like it so I painted the whole tag with black acrylic paint.  I love how the paint looks on the crackle.

I lightly dust the tag with black paint (so mica has something to stick to) then dust with mica powders.  I used Art Ingredients frozen lake, gold and cold pink.  Once applied i misted with water to set the mica powder.

Close up of the mica along the crackle paint.  LOVE IT.

I added swipe of gel medium and sprinkled on glass glitter, mica fragments, and distress embossing powder.  Lots and lots of texture.  I added white lines by running the edge of my palette knife through white paint and pressing into tag.
I allowed this to dry overnight to make sure everything was set.

 Finally i added metal wings antiqued with lindy's spray, added a clock face on top.  I have been saving this clock face for a couple of years.  Next i added claws along bottom of clock face.  In the center of claws is a spinner and actual clock piece.

Both the clock face and claws hands i got from Treasured Memories in Edmonton.

Really loving mixed media right now.


  1. Love this! Thanks for the breakdown as to how you achieved the look! I'm really new to mixed media, so seeing this helps a lot!

  2. oh wow, this is so cool!! I love all the layers, color and texture! Thank you for sharing it with us at Mixed Media Monthly. =)

  3. Stunning tag! Love all the layers and embellishments! Thanks for joining along with the MMMC :)

  4. Absolutely amazing tag! Such a cool grouping and your coloring is brilliant!

  5. `Fabulous, love all the texture and colour, and I love tags.

  6. even if its not what you intended, it still looks amazing! very breathtaking tag. your texture is so perfect! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!