Don’t Stop (but it’s ok to take a break)!

For those of you subscribed to my Sunshine Newsletter and who follow my blog, you may have noticed I have been a little quiet these last few weeks! I mentioned in one of my recent emails that I was giving myself permission to slow down a little…
I have been sending my newsletter every week for over a year (and not so frequently before that) and let me tell you, it can be a lot of work! And when you’re renovating a house and looking after a mixed media supplies shop… Well, the days seem very short haha 🙂
Anyway… Just to say that I am still alive but just slowing down a little to avoid burning out!
Now let’s get onto today’s mixed media art tag video:


A little collage and gelatos, and a little modeling paste…

  1. I first covered my shipping tag with several pieces of paper: the first one is from my Secret Stash book, then I added some scrapbooking paper and gift wrapping paper. I simply used a plastic card to glue and seal the papers with gel medium.
  2. Once everything was nicely covered, I added a little hot pink acrylic paint with my fingers then dry everything thoroughly.
  3. I cut out 2 pretty leaves (these are a printout from a painting I did a while back) and once again used gel medium and my plastic them to incorporate them to my tag.
  4. I added a soft black border using a black gel stick then…
  5. After many failed attempts which, for your sake, I cut out of the video… I used a pretty feather stencil and modelling paste (also called texture paste) to add texture and pop to my design.
  6. Once the modelling paste was dry (this takes a while!), I used a few gelatos to add soft colours to the textured feathers.
  7. And finally, to embellish and finish my mixed media tag nicely, I added a border of 3D dots with purple Liquid Pearls
    So easy and simple to do but so effective!

This collage and gelatos art tag was easy, right? I hope inspiration is finding its way to you right now 🙂

Watch the video tutorial below and let me know your thoughts on this with a comment below (scroll down to the bottom of the page) as I always love to hear from you!

With love and sunshine,
Mimi Bondi

 

Art supplies used:
(click on blue links if you want to buy from my store and/or to get more info about each one)

Mixed media art tag with collage and gelatos by Mimi Bondi

Mixed media art tag with collage and gelatos by Mimi Bondi

Mixed media art tag with collage and gelatos by Mimi Bondi

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