Thursday, April 14, 2016

Fairy Wish Mixed Media Tag

Hi everyone!  Barbara here.  Have I told you how much I love Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts lately?  Well, I do, and today is no exception.  I just received these extra large chipboard tags in my design team package, and I finally get to decorate them.  They measure 4-3/4" x 11-1/2", so there is a lot of area to work with. 

Lay out your chipboard pieces and select some coordinating paper colors to use.

Adhere papers to both front and back of tag and ink edges with chalk ink.


                        Front                                   Back

Spread texture paste through the Cobblestone chipboard sheet and let dry.

Paint coat of clear gesso over both sides of the tag, let dry.  Mist cobblestone areas with Seafoam, Teal Zircon, and Butternut misters.  Set aside to dry.

Brush white gesso over the Scribble Frame Fairy and the Catweed.  I also painted the word "Wish" (not shown in picture).

Paint each pieces as follows:

Wish - Quinacridone Violet + water, Interference Gold

Catweed - Sap Green + water

Fairy - Primary Cyan + water,  Blue Green Light, Interference Gold, Vine - Burnt Umber + water
Vine Leaves - Phtalo Green-Yello + wate, Green Gold

Adhere chipboard pieces to tag, as shown.

Lastly, I added a patinated metal embellishment over the tag hole instead of using ribbon or lace.  I like to change it up and when I saw this piece, I knew it was perfect.


GSL Scribble Frame Fairy
GSL Chipboard Decorative Tags XL
GSL Catweed Shape Set
GSL Cobblestone
Colourarte Radiant Rains Shimmering Mists
Acrylic Paints
Texture Paste
Clear gesso

I hope you have been inspired by my super big tag today.  It was a lot of fun to alter, and I encourage you to stop by the GSL online shop and check out all the beautiful laser cut chipboard available.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful, creative weekend!!!