Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Mixed Media Tags

If you dropped by for WOYWW last Wednesday you would have seen my painting studio, otherwise known as 'The Kitchen' (no really, it is our kitchen). I showed you a couple of works in progress one of which was this collection of mixed media tags for Make The Day Special.

Please notice the close-up on the packet of choccie and caramel biccies (top right corner), which is an integral part of the creative process.

Moving on and away from the biscuits, here is the final design process for the tags...

The tags are for a swap which had the theme 'New', so I kinda went with a 'Live your life and grow your wings' interpretation about making new creative beginnings.

I used some of my favourite stamps available at Make The Day Special. The ladies you might recognise as the Suzi Blu 'You Are Loved' and 'Love Yourself', the butterfly is from the Unity kit 'Life Becoming' (which is on sale at the moment!). The 'Life' sentiment is from the {Ippity} Kit What Matters Most and the 'Live, Laugh, Love' sentiment is from the {Ippity} Simply Home Kit.

The stamped images have been coloured with Prismacolor pencils for the skin and hair tones and ZIG Art and Graphic twin pens from Kuretake for the dresses and wings etc. As you saw the backgrounds were coloured with acrylic paints so very mixed media tags!


  1. wow these are fabulous!!!!! So creative and gorgeous....loved seeing the whole process form beginning to end. Hugs Juls

  2. wow these are fabulous!!!!! So creative and gorgeous....loved seeing the whole process form beginning to end. Hugs Juls

  3. These are simply gorgeous tags! Would you consider making a tutorial on how to make tags like these (especially the backgrounds), please? Pretty please? :)

  4. Wow..
    I haven't words...
    It's reall magic...
    They're so wonderful...
    I love your works :)

  5. Oh must of not reached your desk last week,{sorry} those tags look amazing, I've been pasting book page and dress patterns onto water colour paper, but never thought to use cardboard, it looks awesome :D

  6. They are so gorgeous Kim, beautiful selection of stamps and loving your colours and textures:)Don't eat too many biscuits lol

  7. These are lovely tags x

    I have made a mental note to make my own tags for Christmas this year! I have never attempted to make one before.
    Great inspiration x

    hugs sally x

  8. Wow!! I LOVE these....that's it..you have just inspired me to make a tag! I see them all the time and have never had a go, but I am going to have to do it!! :-)

  9. What fabulous tags. Love all the details and designs. Great colors too!

  10. Kim these tag are terrific I knew your work was a real process!

  11. SO GORGEOUS!!!! love these!

  12. Oh Kim I LOVE these Tags.......I am in the Tag swap too, so I am keeping my fingers crossed for one of these. Love Suzi Blu stamps. S xx

  13. What a fab collection - each one is its own little work of art - lovely.

    Toni :o)

  14. Hi Kim, love these cute tags and the corrugated cardboard adds wonderful texture. Your Suzi Blu stamps are so cute. Are these sold in the US or Canada?
    Love your artwork.

  15. I like the recycled theme to your work and yes, it would not be possible without biscuits!!!!!!!!
    Sue xx 67

  16. These tags are great. May have a go myself...


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