Tuesday 23 February 2016

Coffee anyone?

Mixed Media Place monthly challenge is COFFEE!  Now i am not a coffee drinker but a tea drinker nothing like that jolt of caffeine first thing in the morning.

So I knew i wanted a bee and hexagons on the tag but not much else.  Here is my take

I started with mixing earth elements (which looks just like coffee grounds should of used coffee) and mica flakes mixed with gel medium and applied to tag with a palette knife.  I added bumble bee chipboard and hexagons i created with chipboard they are 0.5" and 0.25" thick.
Next paint the whole tag with white gesso.

Next paint the whole tag with primary elements burnt umber mixed with water and polymer, applied to the whole tag.  I puddled the color on and let it dry overnight.

Added some mini cogs to the bumble bee then painted the bumble bee and hexagons with teal paint.

I used deco art antiquing creams to add dimensions and highlight the texture.  Layering all the colors adds tones and highlights and makes all that texture take on dimension and brings it to life.  Looking at this picture makes me wish i had stopped here.  Sometimes it easier to see how it looks in a picture.

Now for the coffee- i mixed gel medium with coffee grounds and layered in between the hexagons.  My tag smells wonderful now!  Finishing touches are a few rub ons, added flowers images inside the hexagons (it needed some color), I painted some more gears with gold and teal acrylic paint glued onto the hexagons.  I think it needs some chit chat words maybe later.


  1. OK, I CANNOT believe you made these hexagons! My kinda crafty lady! Drool worthy project, in every detail! Yummy, yummy texture! <3

  2. Wow wow wow I love your Tag Thanks for playing with Mixed Media Place Creative Gym

  3. Awesome tag!!!Great steampunk details combined with coffe smell and colors!!Thank you for joining MMP, good luck!

  4. This is an awesome tag hun! Thanks for playing along with us at Mixed Media Place xx