Thursday, July 25, 2013

More Mixed Media Tags

A few months ago I created these mixed media art tags using stencils, stamps, paint, ink and paper - a messy fun experiment! It is a fun process to layer the media and discover how the elements act together and then, for me, to feel that it is finished at some point. A tag is nice size for my spurts of time. I don't use a heat dryer and have busy evenings. Here are some photos:

Altered box using tea party papers

This is one of two altered shoeboxes I made - this one is decorated with papers from DCWV tea party papers. I used a few coats of gesso over my son's shoebox (a nice small size). I inked the edges with chalk ink and used a couple of Prima flowers on the lid. 

I hope my sister enjoys it!

Birthday cupcake mini album made with coffee sleeves pockets

I made this adorable mini album for a challenge hosted by Gina on It turned out to be so cute! 

I used a Starbucks coffee sleeves (I have so many that I've been saving) and used a compass to draw and cut out circles for the inserts. I used a punch for the flowers, and the papers, brads and snippets are from Basic Grey's Mint Julip collection. I used Crafty Secrets stamps for the words and cute children's images, and stamped with brown chalk ink.

My daughter helped me to stamp the images and decide where to put them. She just turned three and maybe we'll use this for her birthday party, or give it to a friend from her nursery school class. 

Here are the photos: