Hi friends! Today I’m sharing with you some Mardi Gras inspired tags. I thought I should change it up a little bit from all the hearts and Valentine’s art. This year Fat Tuesday falls on February 17th, and if you’ve ever been to New Orleans during Mardi Gras, you know how colorful it can be. I tried to capture those colors in these tags that can be used for presents, book markers or simply collecting.
I started with a couple of #8 manila tags. One I sprayed with DecoArt’s Media Line sprays, then laid the Fibo stencil from ArtistCellar and sprayed the Media Line shimmer mist. The remaining spray on the stencil I laid onto the other tag and got the ghost image.
The tag with the ghost image I painted with Media Line’s Hansa Yellow Medium that has a transparent consistency. The mister acted as a resist when I wiped the yellow with a baby wipe, this brought forward the shimmer of the spray.
I love this Balzer Designs Peacock Feathers stencil! I used one of my favorite Americana colors (Desert Turquoise) mixed with some modeling paste to give the tags some dimension and a great pop of color.
I little bit of swirls stamped to the bottom finishes them off.
For the ribbon, I used some seam binding spritzed with water first and then the purple mister.
What do you think? Did I capture the look and feel of Mardi Gras?
Thanks so much for visiting, I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and come again soon.