Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Fairytail Castle

Hello and welcome to my blog  :)  I have a mixed media tag to share with you today that was one of my tv samples for the Chocolate Baroque Fairy shows.  I love mixed media, and tag art is so much fun to create.  I decided to give this piece a 'Rapunzel' Fairytale theme. I have used a stamp from the Fantasy Castles set; a stencil, die, metal embellishment and fibres from my stash; gold texture paste,white gesso, Distress inks, glitter, gold gilding wax.


I took a greyboard tag and coated it with gesso.   I then stamped and masked a castle. I created a wash with DIs and painted the tag in an ombre effect. 

I placed a stencil over the tag and added gold texture paste through it in a random pattern.  I removed the masking fluid and used DIs to paint the image.  I added Glossy accents and glitter to the domes of the castle, and coloured the spires with a gold gel pen.  I used a clear Sparkle pen to add some shimmer to the trees and the castle walls. 

I die cut a lock and some keys from card and coloured them with gilding wax.  I also added the wax around the edges of the tag, and added a metal butterfly.

To complete this lovely project I sprayed it with a coat of varnish and added some pretty fibres at the top.  As I said at the beginning tag art is great fun, and it can be any genre or style you want.  This piece would make a lovely book mark or keepsake as a present or home decor.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, I hope you've enjoyed this post and will pop in again soon  :)  


  1. Hi there Penny, your tag is so ethereal beautiful, beautifully designed and coloured, Kate x

  2. This is romantic and I love the fairy tale touch. The use of pink and gold always looks beautiful