Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Mixed Media Color Challenge and Paris

Hello friends.  Today I wanted to share a mixed media tag I made for a new challenge over at A Mixed Media Color Challenge.

I began my project on a large manilla envelope, which I painted with Gesso.  I then layered on some Decopage and placed some beautiful black and white Tim Holtz tissue paper onto the tag, and reapplied more Decopage.  Once dry,  I applied some semi transparent pink and white paint.

When the paint was dry I took some stamps and black stazon ink to create texture.  I also used some metallic ink (can't see to well in photos) and mesh to create another really pretty texture.  Its hard to see, but on the right side I used some moulding paste and stamped into it for more added texture.

I then stamped an Eiffel tower image onto some book paper using black stazon, cut and paste with Decopage, as well as with the 'Paris' word.

For the finishing touches I used my black sharpie, black paint and grey marker for some shading.  Oh, I can't forget the cute fiber ribbon too.

Thank you for stopping by!



  1. Alyson, this is just Wonderful! LOVE all of your layers and the Eiffel Tower and your letters! The fiber ribbon is a super detail! THX for playing with us at A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

  2. Oh I bet this looks and feels pretty cool in person! Love this tag!

  3. Beautiful tag! Love the Parisian theme and lovely background! Pretty fiber ribbon, too!

  4. Oh wow Alyson! What a fancy tag! Love the fiber trimming and French theme! Thanks so much for joining along with A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

  5. what a cool tag! can't go wrong with a Paris theme - love all the layers on this!

  6. very cool! and so pretty. love how you used these colors.


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