Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Art Alchemy Mixed Media Tag!

I hope everyone enjoyed a lovely Mother's Day on Sunday! Any day spent with my girls is a blessing, and of course my husband and girls spoiled me. I even had time to work on this pretty tag! Recently my friend, Laura, let me borrow her Art Alchemy Metallique Acrylic Paints by Finnabair! Good friend, hey! Well, I love them.... I tried them on chipboard, metal and thought I'd give them a swipe on this manilla tag.

They have such a lovely metal sheen, and wonderful coverage! After layering on my paint I used Distress Inks to sponge on some colour on the remaining unpainted areas of the tag. I love how the paints just pop and look like they're actually added on top of the Distress Inks! After that I stamped an image with Ranger Archival Black Ink.

Next, I used a Dina Wakley stencil to add some Texture Paste to my project and added one of the metal pieces I painted with those fun Finnabair Paints. I heated it with a heat gun, so it actually bubbled a bit, and I think if I'd let it air dry it would have been smoother. But hey, sometimes a girl just can't wait, right?! I cut a Tim Holtz Sticker from the Chit Chat book in half and added it behind my metal frame.

 Here's a look at my finished tag - 

The little wooden butterfly and dragonfly are from CTMH and easily coloured up with Distress Markers. The sequins from 28 Lilac Lane add an extra bit of shimmer and shine around the page.

You can see how nicely the chipboard with the heart cutout covered using the Art Alchemy paints. This was just one coat! I layered on a left over Heartfelt Creations flower from Holly's Make 'n Take last week, adding some Stickles, and tied on my seam binding ribbon that I coloured with Distress Stains.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you'll pull out some paints and use them on something you haven't tried before!

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  1. Oh WOW Karla! Your tag is GORGEOUS! LOVE the colors and the texture paste! Looks AMAZING!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  2. Karla, this is so pretty. A great mixed media project. :)

  3. What a great tag, love the fabulous colours.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.