These days, I've really been enjoying neutrals. The juxtaposition of hard and soft elements create interesting depth and texture in the absence of in-your-face colour. Like this quick mixed media tag.
I started off with a piece of cardboard. After cutting the patterned paper to size, I adhered it to the cardboard base and distressed the edges for some texture.
Then I applied some light modeling paste with The Crafter's Workshop stencil. Once that was dry, I lightly misted the tag with a gold mist for a subtle overall shimmer.
Next comes the fun part....the embellishing of the tag! I wish I could tell you there was a science or logic to my madness. But there isn't. I put an embellishment here, then tuck another one under it to create an overlap of sorts...then decide that it looks terrible....and add something else to make it look better. And in the end it becomes a decent cluster of embellishments. *LOL*
Of course, that isn't nearly enough. I have to add a little more "bling" with some Golden gold mica flakes.
Because it matches the gold bits I have on my embellishments...*winks*
And then a little tassel for the "swish" factor. :)
Playing along with Creative Artiste Challenge.