Sunday, December 22, 2013

Blissful Crafting Journey ~ More Mixed Media Tags

It's been a while since I've posted about my Crafting Projects...I have many of them on tap to share with you!  I sort of went on a streak with Mixed Media including Alcohol Inks, Distress Inks, and Distress Stains for a while.  This is one of the 40 or so I did.

This one is really neat because of the fading in and out color and it's mostly the Alcohol Inks with Powdered Chalk in Water.  I mixed it up and used a spray bottle to force the color around and let it naturally dry where ever the color laid from there. 

The color kind of reminds me of a Gas/Oil Drip you might see in the Parking Lot of a Gas Station.

This 2nd Tag is similar with the Alcohol Inks and Powdered Chalks in Water by spraying it.  I also used some of the shade of brown in the Distress Stains from Tim Holtz/Ranger Ink.  You'll see in the bottom left hand corner of this tag that I also added some Glitter to it, too.  This dried naturally with the other mediums.

I have a thought - I might add some grunge inked rubber stamp backgrounds to this one - but I don't want to screw up the subtle glitter at the bottom - so I've been on the fence about it.  What do you think!?
Speaking of inked Rubber Stamps...this 3rd photo will show you one that I have already done.  I used Dress Stains and Powdered Chalk - both DRY - and distressed by smushing and smudging.  I applied more Powder Chalk and lightly spritzed with plain water.  After it dried I used 2 different Clear Acrylic Stamps - on with the Cardinal and the other with the Sentiment.

I made this one with my husband's Grandmother in mind...she LOVES Cardinals.  It might be a little too Earth-Toned for her regular color tastes but I think the Cardinal Image Tramps the color.
This next one resembles rust, I think.

I did the Distress Stains - DRY - and then sprayed water and dried again.  I filled in with watered down Alcohol Inks and dried again and then the Distress Stains - dried - and spritzed with water and dried one more time.

I might try and do a Paper Piecing and/or Grunge or Art Journaling/Junk Journaling with this one in some way, shape, or form.

Next up...this spotty blue one...

It's pretty easy-peasy, really!  I just used the Alcohol Inks with a bit of water and dried.

I left some of the base paper color exposed on purpose.  I figured less is sometimes more.

I often have problems sticking to that but it seemed to work here!

And...LAST...but certainly NOT least...because I have like 30 more tags I could post but will wait another day!

This one is a combination of Alcohol and Distress Inks and Stains, Powdered Chalk, Water, Hair Spray - all dried - and then I smeared DRY Glitzy Powder Chalk over top of it for the finish.

I like the way you can see the paths that the water took with the color in this one...where it has moved and run a bit.  I also like the glitzy finish.

So there you have it!  A few Artsy pics and posts for you!  What do you think!?  Which are your favorites?  I will be posting another project in the near future using the inks and stains on a full page of card stock so be on the look out for that, too!


  1. Those are really fascinating - what great fun! (I have virtually no artistic ability, but enjoy seeing others' work : )

    1. Awww thanks so much! Means a lot :) EVERYONE can do art of some sort! I think people who work with food are artists as well! I see some gorgeous creations that I could never do with food and admire them! Your cookies that you made last week certainly fit in that category!!! A work of art, I would say! Very Nice!

  2. These are absolutely gorgeous Jennifer =)

    1. Thanks so much! I'm trying to get back into Crafting, Mixed Media, and Art Stuff :)

  3. These are interesting and gorgeous, what a fun project!

    1. Thanks :) They are fun and seemed to help relief stress even - while creating them :)

  4. Hi Jennifer,
    You are soooo creative! These painted tags are so lovely. Thank you for sharing your process and beautiful tags at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Hop!

    1. thanks so much! Means a lot! They are fun to make and I LOVE the colors!