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Friday, October 7, 2016

A Fun Mixed-Media Tag To Make You Smile

Happy Fall Day everyone and I just want to share... I.LOVE.FALL... the bright, sunny days and the cool, crisp air just makes me Happy! So when I sat down today to create something "Mixed Media" for the Susan Weckesser creative team this is what appeared... Doesn't it just make you smile?

I used Magenta Nuance pigment powders and my ARTplorations Bubbles Mini Stencil to create the background and to paint up the Susan K. Weckesser/Unity Stamps - Tiny Houses,  and here is my process:
I used my ARTlorations Bubbles-Mini stencil and Viva Inka Gold paint in Platinum as a starting point for my tag.
Then I outlined all those bubbles in a masking fluid. Masking fluid is a product which rubs off when it has dried so you can keep the area where it was applied free from paint.
Now, using my Magenta Nuance pigment powders I sprinkle some pigment right onto my dry tag...
And spray with water....
the more water you use the more the pigments blend...
and when it has dried, I rub off all those masking fluid circles and use My CUTplorations Nesting Luggage Tag die to cut out  my tag...
And then I outline those circles using my Ranger Liquid Pearls to really make them shine...
Next, using those same Magenta Nuance pigment powders I painted my stamped Tumbleweed Houses, cut them out and decorated them with Rangers Stickles and CTMH Liquid Glass... 
Now all that was left to do was assemble the tag.  I used foam pop dots to mount the houses and then added these wonderful star eyelets that I have had around for about 10 years... Boy it feels good using my stash!
This tag just makes me happy every time I look at it!
So thanks for popping in today to see what I am up to, and I hope this little tutorial inspires you to go create something of your own!

I think this tag is totally share-worthy so I am linking it up to the Creative Artiste Challenge Blog - Challenge #19 - "Anything Mixed Media Goes"

Lynne Mizera
for the Susan K. Weckesser Creative Team


  1. A wonderfully cheerful tag and a fabulous rainbow of gorgeous colours. The quirky little houses are delightful.
    Thank you for joining in with the October challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media and good luck x

  2. I really love this tag and your process!!!! So fun and such aa awesome tag!!! hugs, patty

  3. I absolutely love the colours and textures in this, it is like a delicious piece of candy for sight and touch :) Thank you for joining us at the Creative Artiste Mixed Media Anything Goes Challenge. Good luck! Love Denyse (DT)

  4. Great tag, Lynne, and I love it that you're all about the fun! :D


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