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Friday, 5 January 2018

Creative Artiste #34 January 2018

Happy New Year and welcome to my first post of 2018 for 
We are a challenge blog for everyone who likes to mix their media. So, as long as you like to use various mediums on your creations we'd love to see you enter the challenge.
A big Thank You to everyone who entered Challenge #33 in December. Your projects were fabulous and our winner has been announced on the blog. 

Our theme is always
"Anything Mixed Media Goes"

This month we are being sponsored by:

Tando Creative
who are offering two prizes of a 30% discount on Tando products in their online store.

I have used these products available from Tando Creative to create a tag.

I started by giving  the greyboard tag a base coat of black gesso and then two of white gesso, drying in between coats. I sanded back patches of the white gesso when dry. Next I stamped over the tag using black Archival ink and one of Andy Skinner's stamps from his Toxic set.

Then I painted the tag with washes of  DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in Burnt Sienna and Burnt Umber and wiped back areas with a damp cloth.
Lastly I added Burnt Sienna acrylic paint around the edges.

The butterflies are from The Butterfly Grab Bag. I gave them a coat of dark blue acrylic then I applied a layer of  DecoArt Media Crackle Paste with a palette knife and left to dry. I finished them with washes of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in Cobalt Teal and Green Gold.

I did the Diamond Grid the same way as the butterflies but with a turquoise acrylic base coat and only a Green Gold wash. To finish the tag I used a heavy matt gel to attach all the pieces and added a fabric flower.

This is a month long challenge so you have time to create your mixed media projects and enter up to three times. A full list of the rules is on the challenge blog. For more inspiration please visit the Creative Artiste Challenge Blog to see the wonderful mixed media projects created by our talented team.  Remember to have fun crafting and enter your "Anything Mixed Media Goes" creations in the challenge.

I've entered this project into the following challenges:


  1. Fabulous tag Andree, love the design and the background looks amazing. Hugs Jennifer xx

  2. Wow Andree this is stunning I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Gorgeous tag Andre, love the background and wonderful embellishments.
    Linda xxx

  4. TGIF Andree! Wow all the detail of this tag is just wonderful! I love everything, from the double gesso to the acrylic painted butterfly. Super gorgeous! xx

  5. Stunning tag, colours and detail Andree.

  6. This is amazing - superb mixed media project, so much detail to take in!

  7. loving the colors and esp the textures you achieved

  8. Stunning tag Andrée. I love the textured look you have created. Cathy x

  9. A stunning background for a beautiful composition, I love the contrast between this background and the delicate butterflies.

  10. Lovely tag, I particularly love the trellis! Love, Denyse x

  11. Beautiful project Andree. Love the design and colours. Have a creative month. Judy

  12. Fabulous tag and love the crackled background.

  13. Gorgeous mixed media tag, love the crackle background and beautiful embellishments.

    Sylv xx

  14. Wonderful tag Andree - that background is amazing and I love the addition of the embellishments. Shabneez x

  15. Great tag, I especially like the distressed background.

  16. Beautiful tag, I love the colour of the butterflies !


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