Passing my craft table yesterday morning after locking the back door some of the things on said table sparked an idea.   How about covering the surface of a Tando Tag with glue stick and then covering it with Mica powder.   Then I went to work.  Returning home this is what the idea turned into.

First the glue stick was pulled down the tag.   The effect is so textural and interesting, various Mica powders sprinkled over.  They settled in the nooks and crannies of the glue as well as on top making things even more interesting.  Before starting on the other elements I swiped a white Brilliance inked over the top concentrating of the areas that the glue did not stick to.  the more matt appearance of the ink off set against the sparkle creates even more depth.

The two half circle cogs on the sides were given an application of gilding glue and when that was ready they were dipped into gilding flakes.  The flakes went everywhere so it took a while to clean the cogs up and I even ended up with gilded fingers.   Next a hanging bar from the Assorted Plaques kit, this was given a covering of gold gilding wax.

The butterflies from a grab bag were painted with Starlight paints.  The flowers from another grab bag pressed into an embossing ink pad and coated with Stampendous thick Shabby embossing powder.  PVC glue stuck everything together.

The picture above taken this morning in natural light angled to show the sparkle of all the different mediums used.  The picture below, taken moments later, has the tag laid flat and so is a better representation of the colours used.

Next time I want to create a running water/waterfall effect this is how I will do it.


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  1. Fabulous mixed media tag love all the background texture and different products used -brilliant
    Carol x

  2. Hi Zoe just popping back to say---Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue CReate
    Carol DT x

  3. Such a unique and artsy tag and I love the way you used the glue stick and mica's Zoe. Thank you for the inspiration x.

  4. A pretty, shimmering tag with lovely embellishments. Thanks for sharing it with us at Allsorts this week.

  5. Very pretty and a lovely design and would never even thought of using mica powders that way, so effective, thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  6. It looks great and I bet it really shimmers in real life.
    Thanks also for sharing with us at Allsorts.

  7. This is fabulous Zoe, I bet it looks amazing in real life. Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts and have a very happy week, Sue xx

  8. This is so lovely a wonderful project thank you for joining our challenge this week at ALLSORTS
    lolo x

  9. A lot of colours, textures and shine on this tag! Love the effect of the mica powders! I have some very unused, thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Very pretty and soft tag..
    Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  11. A fabulous tag, loving your technique, very pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at My Time To Craft. Caz. DT

  12. Awesome its art and engineering - I really like the texture on the surface. Vee xx

  13. Hello... Thanks for sharing your project with Moving Along With The Times, your tag is so pretty. Good Luck and hope to see you next time.
    Diane Louise (DT) xx

  14. Gorgeous tag! Love the sparkling mica and ribbon embellishment. Thank you for joining the Funkie Junkie Challenge!

  15. A beautiful tag Zoe. Thank you for joining in with our challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog x


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