Mixed media art tag tutorial

Well my friends, turning a humble shipping tag into a mixed media art tag could become an addiction indeed!
I know they have been around for a while and I have seen tons of beautiful creations but…
It has taken me until now to create my own!

I wasn’t sure I would enjoy it at first because of the small format but that’s what actually makes them so fun, right?!

Let me show you the first ever mixed media art tag I created (you will also see it at the start of the video):

Mixed media art tag by Mimi Bondi

In this fun experiment, I mostly used Dylusions Paint, deco foil in Summer Rainbow colours (oh that shine!!), Silver Liquid Pearls, Pebeo Iridescent Paint, a chicken wire stencil – all supplies you can get in my shop: https://mixedmediastore.com.au 😉

Then I decided to create a second tag and to film my process for you so, here we go!!



Steps to create my mixed media art tag:

  1. I started with leftover paint (from my 1st art tag!) over a background already covered in gesso
  2. I filled in my blank areas with a little turquoise paint, then lime green which complement the lovely Dylusions purple 🙂
  3. For a really contrasting element, I used my wave stencil and red paint – Applying paint through a stencil with your fingers ensures that it will NOT look neat, which is what I wanted here…
  4. Next, a little iridescent gold paint so I can have some shine peaking through my layers later on.
  5. I have a new favourite stamp called Stitched Circles, which I show you in detail in the video… Isn’t it cool?? You can use all rings at the same time or just 1, or 2, or 3! Love the stitched details 🙂
  6. Then a little finer painting with light turquoise paint, magenta and bright sunny yellow…
    At this stage I’m not sure I’m liking what I have done but I’ll push on as it can only get better!
  7. I’m adding a focal point with one of my hand carved stamps and dark grey ink…
  8. … Which I highlight a bit more with a black Inktense pencil and a water brush, and white dots around the leaves.
  9. A few sun rays around my circles make this design come alive a little more and I’m done!

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 the same ones)

Mixed media art tag tutorial by Mimi Bondi

Mixed media art tag tutorial by Mimi Bondi

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