Fortune Cookie Series Mixed Media Tag #2 – Colourful World (Time Lapse Video)

I love the fall!  The weather is the perfect temperature and the trees look so beautiful.  Continuing in that theme, I made this tag using a fortune cookie fortune from my growing collection!  The fortune reads “Your world will always be colourful and full of happiness”.  You can watch the process below on my YouTube channel.  All supplies that I used are listed below with links to my Amazon store.  Please “like”, share and comment and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel to see more videos like this one!

colourful world tag 3colourful world tag 2Supplies (with links to my Amazon Store to make it easy for purchase!)

Ranger Manilla #8 Tag

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Gumdrop, Jingle Bells, Pumpkin Spice

Impression Obsession Background Stamp – Scratches

Distress Ink – Spiced Marmalade

Book Pages

Golden Soft Gel (Matte) Medium

Folkart Stencil – Leaf Variety

Memento Ink – Northern Pine, Rhubarb Stalk

Archival Ink – Coffee Bean

Recollections Floral Embellishments

Aleene’s Tacky Glue

Silhouette Embellishment (I can’t remember the brand, sorry!)


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fortune cookie series #1 – mixed media tag

fortune cookie 1-3My husband and I like to treat ourselves to Chinese food and we have subsequently built up a good collection of fortune cookie “fortunes”.  Some have been pretty random but others were surprisingly accurate!  After hanging them on the fridge for the last year, I have decided to use them in a series of tags.  Each tag will have one fortune and this is the first of many to come. I started with a manilla tag (dimensions below) and collaged pieces of scrapbook paper and book pages on top.  I painted some metallic paint over top to blend the papers together.  I had to stamp the Eiffel Tower image twice, unfortunately, so it isn’t as clear as it could be but I can live with it.  Mistakes happen so roll with it!  Tim Holtz diamond stamp with Distress Ink and tissue tape was used to embellish the side and bottom.  I secured the tissue tape down with Golden Soft Gel (Matte) medium. fortune cookie 1- 1The final steps were stamping with bubble wrap and gesso to get some white highlights and I added the lace and embellishment just below the sentiment.  I finished by doodling around the white circles and added the fibres at the top of the tag. fortune cookie 1-5 fortune cookie 1-4Supplies:

Scrapbook papers and book pages


DecoArt craft paint – Rich Espresso (Metallics)

Archivel Brilliance Ink – Coffee Bean

Tim Holtz stamps

Versafine Ink – Black

Distress Ink – Walnut Stain

Tim Holtz tissue tape

Bubble Wrap

Americana craft paint – Warm White

Melissa Frances lace

Kaiser Craft lace

Old Timey broach embellishment (brand unknown)

Golden Soft Gel (Matte)

Faber-Castell PITT pen – Black

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art journal page – what is art (journal52)

what is art 6I’m a little behind with the weekly prompts (didn’t take me long!) but here’s week 3 “Conversation Starters” for Journal52.  I thought the question “What is art?” might stir up a little discussion.

I started with a base layer of gesso followed by the same technique I used on my previous page (and same colour scheme).  I alternated between four brightly coloured craft paints and spread them on with a brush, mixing white to soften the colour a little bit.

what is artI added some texture using patterned scrapbook papers and drywall tape.  Then I stenciled on top of that.

what is art 1More stenciling in bright colours and drippage down from the top of the page.  I just wanted to keep making a mess!

what is art 2Then came the focal image.  I didn’t find a picture that I thought was appropriate so I decided to go against the grain and use a tag instead of an actual image.  I sprayed the tag with two glimmer mists by Tattered Angels and set it aside to dry.  Some white paint splatters added some interest and texture.

what is art 3Then more of a mess!  Drywall tape for more texture, stenciling, bubble wrap stamping and drippage.

what is art 5Adding the sentiment and yarns was next.  Gluing the tag down onto the page was a bit of a challenge and took many heavy bottles to keep it weighed down enough until it dried.  Final touches were the black circles and splatters and some doodles and outlines and black and white.

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Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – Gumdrop, Snowy Pine

Americana craft paints – Calypso Blue, Melon, Warm White, Baby Pink, Vivid Violet

DecoArt Metallics craft paint – Purple Pearl

Patterned Scrapbook Papers

Golden Soft Gel (Matte)

Drywall Tape

Crafters Workshop Stencil – Mini Retro Squares

Distress Ink – Peacock Feathers

6 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ Manilla Tag

Alphabet Stamps

VersaFine Ink – Black

Aleene’s Tacky Glue

Uniball Signo Pen – White

Faber-Castell PITT Pens – Black

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.  As always, I welcome any comments and suggestions.  Until next time!