It's a long time since I've been here. Many things have changed... many projects were created.
If you would like to see them please visit my Instagram.
The most important thing however... at least for me...
is the fact that I started to create more again. Not because I "have to" but because I "want to"
...and believe me, there's a massive difference between the two.
In the last few days I dusted my mixed media products down and I have to admit
I've missed them a lot!!!... the smell, the texture, the colours... the endless possibilities...
... and I created a mixed media tag :)
As a base I used chipboard tag which I primed with white gesso.
I dyed it with a heat gun and started to "build" my wall.
To do that I used pre-cut chipboard bricks and gel medium.
Then I added some texture to my tag and wall with texture, sand and crackle pastes
and left them to dry naturally.
After that the fun began... adding a colour to my brick wall.
I used several colours from several companies.
I was adding and removing colours until I was happy with the final result.
My grape leaves were made from green foamiran.
I cut them out using a metal die and shaped them. I covered them with vanish
because I wanted to use sprays and inks to age them as well.
When I decided where my grape branch would be, I started to make a grapevine
using art stones and gel medium. After it dried, I coloured it
with paint and sprays.
To add more character to my wall and age it even more, I used green reindeer moss
which I pressed between the bricks. It was time consuming but worth the effort
as I really really like the final look.
To make my grape branch more realistic I used curly moss to create tendrils.
As a final touch I added a street sign embellishment and decorated it with more moss
et voila... my mixed media tag was ready :)
It took quite a while to create it, especially by leaving everything to dry naturally,
however I enjoyed every minute of it and I am sure it is not my last mixed media project.
Quite the opposite to be honest
as mixed media gives me endless possibilities to create & experiment
and I have still so much to learn and discover!
I hope you like my mixed media tag "Grapevine".
Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you will visit me again.
Have a great day, M. xxx