I created this mixed media tag for the Magenta Blog, as a fond farewell to summer in anticipation of autumn – my favorite season of the year.
I cut a tag from watercolor paper and applied crackle paste through the Wavy Texture Stencil and allowed it to dry thoroughly. I sprinkled Hot pink, Scarlet and Red Nuance powders over the surface and spritzed with water. I inked the edges with Jet Black Archival Ink. I stamped Dancing Leaves, Doodled Heart and Large Zen Sunflower Bird onto watercolor paper and painted them with Nuance powders, highlighting images with black and white pens. I fussy cut and assembled the images on the tag with glue and dimensional tape. I added copper paint to random areas of the crackled surface and the leaves. I mounted the tag on cardstock, created a faux stitch line around the edge and attached ribbons and twine.