‘Madness’ Mixed Media Tags by Priss BlaFu

Hello Crafty friends!!!

I’m Priss BlaFu [@artful.layers] and today I bring you these ‘Madness’ tags that I love how they turned out and I’m excited to share the tutorial with you. The design of these tags is inspired by the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland. Both tags have the Mad Hatter as a focal point, with one tag featuring the red queen and the other the white queen.

The Mad Hatter is one of the most fascinating and mysterious characters in Alice in Wonderland. His extravagant personality and his absurd dialogues make him unforgettable. But did you know that his madness has a historical explanation? It turns out that hatters in Victorian times often worked with mercury, a toxic substance that affected their nervous system and caused symptoms such as tremors, irritability, hallucinations, and paranoia. This condition was known as the mad hatter’s disease and was the inspiration for Lewis Carroll to create this peculiar character.

To create these tags, I have used the following materials:

  • Two wooden tags with windows
  • 2mm hard cardboard.
  • Lindy’s Magicals Shakers 2.0 London Summer Sage and Have a Scone Heather
  • Lindy’s Magicals Golden Apfel Strudel and Bayou Boogie Gold
  • Lindy’s Moon Shadow Mist Phantom Fuchsia and Tawny Turquoise
  • Lindy’s Embossing Powders Clearly Clear and Wowzers White
  • Papers from the Madness collection
  • Permanent black and brown ink
  • White, black, and clear Gesso
  • Stencil, textured paste, and glitter
  • Water spray
  • Scissors, glue, and ribbons

The process of making these tags is very simple and fun. I explain it to you step by step in the following video tutorial that I have recorded for you. You can watch it at the end of this post or visit our YouTube channel.

Here are some photos of the finished tags so you can appreciate the details and colors. I love the effect that the Moon Shadows create on the Magicals, creating a washed and vintage frame that perfectly combines with the tones of the papers.

Lindy’s accents and colored pencils make the Red Queen stand out, while the White Queen’s ethereal look is enhanced with a touch of white pencil. Let this remind us that even the smallest details can make a huge difference in creating something truly remarkable.

I hope you liked this project and that you are encouraged to try Lindy’s Magicals, which are very versatile pigment powders that can be used in many different ways. If you liked this post, I would appreciate it if you would share it on your social networks and leave me a comment with your opinion. You can also follow me on Instagram [@artful.layers] to see more of my creations. Thank you very much for your visit and enjoy the video tutorial.

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Until next time, happy creating time!

Hugs, Priss

One thought on “‘Madness’ Mixed Media Tags by Priss BlaFu”

  1. Wow Priss! Those tags are so amazing! I love you tell the mad hatter story! He’s my favorite character in Alice in wonderland! Thank you for your art and thank you for the video tutorial! 😘😘

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