Happy Friday! Today I'm playing along with my friends over at Paper Wings Productions. This year they've added Linky Parties so we'll have a chance to share our Paper Wings Productions creations on their blog. This month's theme is Anything Goes so I pulled out my favorite PWP stamps and got to work.
I've been trying to reorganize my studio lately and one thing that has become abundantly clear is that I really need to use up my scraps. So almost everything I used is from my scraps stash. This tag was in my drawer. It was a failed PWP design team project but I thought you what, it'll work for a mixed media tag. It already had the beautiful yellow and pink inks and stamped papel picado from the Dia De Los Muertos Hombre stamp set.
I grabbed the Liquitex Glass Beads just because I hadn't used them in awhile. All I did was spread it over the tag with a pallet knife. Then I added some fusible webbing that was left over from the Fall Nesting Components kit. After all glass beads medium dried I started layering and completely forgot to take progress pics, sorry.
The next step was creating the heart. I used a Heidi Swapp stencil to guide me a bit. I added three rows of the roses also found on the Dia De Los Muertos Hombre stamp set. I actually embossed the roses with fine detail black embossing powder. I wanted to continue with the textural feel of the tag. I added a bit of color to the roses with Dylusions inks. I applied the ink with a water brush. Then I outlined the heart with Liquitex ink.
The honeycomb pattern is the sticker outline from one of the very first Paper Wings mixed media kits.
I used a mask to arrange the muertos close together and colored them in with Distress Markers. I fussy cut them and then just slipped them in.
I also added some found jewelry, patterned paper scraps, leaves, roses and ribbon.
The heart up top is actually an earring, pretty cool right. The stud is going through the hole in the tag and the chain is connected to the earring's backing. Well thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll join the Paper Wings Linky Party too! Here is the link: Anything Goes Link Up Party. One lucky participant will win a $25 gift certificate so go get linked up!!