Saturday, July 1, 2017

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #38 - Altered Embellishments

It's time for a new challenge over at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge. This month our theme is altered embellishments. So fun, just alter any embellishment you have in some way. We are sponsored by UmWow and they sent our team some Wood Chipboard pieces designed by Lynne Forsythe. 

I started out with a medium sized Tim Holtz big chipboard tag. I used stamps from PaperArtsy.  I wanted to see how it all would fit on the tag. In then end I only used two flowers. 
I used PaperArtsy Fresco paints to paint the tag. I mixed these colors to get a custom color.

I was very happy with the color. 

After the paint dried I applied PaperArtsy Grunge Paste through a  TCW stencil.

Then I used a permanent ink spray with another stencil. 

Then I used another PaperArtsy paint through a TCW stencil.

I checked to make sure I knew which side of the hippies to decorate. 

I painted the leaves green and thought they were too dull so I  added  several coats of green glitter paint to them. 

The glitter paint add some texture and dimension. 

I painted the flowers with Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers. I added glass beads to the middle of each flower.  I covered the flower petals with Goosebumps texture spray. I added little ruler on the bottom, some craft sticks as stamps, I found some plastic leaves that I painted  and finally added a little cork butterfly that I used my fingers to paint with pink and yellow paints. 


  1. I love all the layers built up with stencils. Fabulous!

  2. Such a happy tag! Your background is perfectly textured, giving so much depth to the piece and adding the glitter paint to the leaf chippies was a genius creative move!

  3. This is lovely Donna, such a happy piece xx

  4. Love the color choice and layers for this beautiful nature creation!

  5. What a fun, summery-bright cheerful tag! That background has such incredible detail -- I'm glad you showed pictures to emphasize the work you put in!

  6. TCW stencils are great - I like the words in the background. It's subtle and makes you look closer!

  7. Beautiful work. I recently bought glass bead paste and wondered how to design with it. Your flowers centers are perfect!

  8. I love all the layers, textures, and TCW stencils with GP! This project looks like so much fun and it turned out to be so cute! Thanks for the July inspiration. :)

  9. Wonderful! Love all those beautiful tones of blue that provide a lovley backdrop for your bright summery blooms . x

  10. Fantastic colors and techniques!

  11. Love this happy tag!! Its very pretty! Thank for sharing tutorial.

  12. Great tag, love the pop of color from the flowers. Really like the background tutorial!


I appreciate your comments.

There was an error in this gadget