Tami here today to share a mixed media project with you.
Some of you may be asking, "what exactly is mixed media?". Well, simply put, Mixed Media is any form of art that utilizes more than one medium or material.
Using multiple materials or products in the same art project helps to create depth and texture.
For this project, I started with the Acrylic Tag Album, which includes 4 different shaped tags. The tags are great to use as a set to make a mini album, but they are also fun to use separately.
I picked one design, the traditional style tag, to use for this project.
One of the reasons acrylic is a good pick as a base for a mixed media project, is that you can work on both sides of the acrylic to layer and help create depth.
Here is the tag that I made...
I actually started this project by working on what would be the back of the tag; I painted it black. Then I flipped the tag and painted the front blue. What this allows me to do is to scrape away some of the blue paint to reveal the black paint underneath. This is a great technique to use on acrylic.
Take a look at a closeup pic of those 2 layers...
I was able to create a pattern and add texture to the tag base, and it also adds a bit of depth as the black layer is on the back.
I added another layer to the background of the tag with the Clear Scraps 4 X 6 Brick Wall Stencil and white modeling paste.
For my next layer, I used some VERY blingy glitter gel pens to color in some designs, then cut them out and adhered them to the tag. Some of the pieces were adhered using pop dots for even more dimension.
A twine bow finishes off the tag.
I took a video of this project while i was working on it. If you'd like to see the steps, please view this video...
The Crafter's Workshop: Blue Jellybean and Black Licorice Heavy Bodied Acrylic Paint and White Modeling Paste, Ranger: Dylusions Colouring Sheets, KingArt: Glitter Gel Pens, Beacon Adhesives: Mixed Media Glue and Pop Dots
Tools: Scissors, Wire Brush, Paint Brushes and Pallet Knife