Sunday, October 2, 2016

Mixed Media Tag by Astrid

Hello Shimmerz friends and happy October!
I have a large tag to share with you today:
I used 4 lovely Shimmerz products, 3 sprays and one paint, these were the ones:
Vibez Egg Noggin, Spritz Sapphire, Coloringz Chocolate browny, and finally Inklingz Miner Miner, a wonderful shimmering gold paint.
I started with adding different texture pastes and extra thick gesso through various stencils.
Next I added an embellishment cluster, using lace, various flowers and a little wooden clock embellishment, arranged them on my tag,  and covered them with another layer of gesso,.
Next colour was added with the help of my sprays and paint until I was happy with the result.
I love how the sprays cling to all the different textures with different subtle effect. Some background stamping, a die cut sentiment and little fussy-cut butterfly finish it all off.

Here are some close ups still:
Adding a little more depth of colour, dipping a paint brush into the spray bottle adds some shadow.
The word was cut from scrapbook paper and adhered with foam dots. Again shadows added with a paintbrush.
Love how the sprays even adhere to wood, yet are translucent enough to let the printed numbers come through.
The ribbon at the top was seam binding coloured with the same sprays and then crinkled while still wet.
Well that's it, - hope you like my tag and happy crafting!!


Redanne said...

This is such a beautiful tag Astrid, full of wonderful textures and colour, the little clock is a lovely addition. x

Annie said...

Wow!!! A beautiful tag Astrid x you have used a wonderful spectrum of colour here and the finish just perfect. How fabulous that the sprays cover wood etc and remain translucent

Love the butterfly and clock. Clever shading on the sentiment too

Happy Sunday

Helen Wallace said...

How beautiful Astrid. I've enjoyed watching the piece evolve and the subtle nuances of colour you achieved with sprays. Lovely work, thanks for the inspiration.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Fascinating ! I this tag!

Dorthe said...

It`s gorgeous Astrid, just BEAUTIFUL , love the way you colored it all, after using gesso, on everything. The flowers and lace is stunning that way, and the butterfly ,just tops it wonderfully.

Luvcreatincards said...

Astrid you are such a talented lady, it is always so lovely seeing your beautiful creations. Your charming tag has so many gorgeous elements, and embellishments. I really love your colour combinations, the texture and adorable layering to make this tag a wonderful keepsake for who ever is the lucky recipient. Thank you for sharing your great step by step photos and continuing to inspire is always.:)
Warmest best wishes

Corrie Herriman said...

I so love your work ! You never disappoint ! This is fantastic; I love all the texture, crackle, lace.... there is so much to see ! Love it !
Corrie x

joyful said...

Another stunner!

XxJULESxX said...

Love the design it's stunning!

Maryann Laursen said...

Again an amazing and sooo beautiful piece of art Astrid. You really never disappoint, but always comes up with a special treat, no matter what you´re doing, and this is no less, that´s for sure. I LOVE it.

maria's knutselplezier said...

What an amazing project dear Astrid, so beautiful , I love the flowers and the butterfly and what a great background!!
you are a very talented Lady!!!

Have fun!!

Sara Barker said...

Beautiful tag, Astrid, filled with that texture and color that I have come to know as your trademark. Love it!

butterfly said...

Magical! I love how the subtle, shady blue browns open up to the sunshine on the right hand side of the tag. Wonderful embellishing, as well as all your usual gorgeous texture and shimmer.
Alison x