Blog: Wicked by Lisa Taggart

Lisa Taggart has raided the Mixed Up Printables store to create an amazing Halloween collage packed with detail!

Today I reveal what happened when I was let loose with the amazing Mixed Up Printables- with Halloween just around the corner, it was just too tempting to make something spooky, using a stern looking Victorian lady as my centrepiece.

I must say using the Printables was really good fun. In fact if like me, you feel that your mixed media projects are missing a little something, it could well be these.

Only one more thing to say…….

BOO!!!!!!…… Got Ya!!!!


  • Mixed Up Printables: Maggie & Maud, Dog Bones, Scary Words, Old Recipes, Poison, Travel, Tickets, Postcards, Antique Page
  • Canvas, hessian, cheesecloth
  • Floristry wire, glass jars, Frantage, embellishments
  • Black card, Grungeboard, patterned paper, printable parchment. glossy photographic paper, white smooth printing card, tissue paper, brown leather
  • Distress Oxide: Fired Brick, Faded Jeans, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Frayed Burlap
  • Distress Ink: Tea Dye, Black Soot
  • DecoArt Fluid Acrylics: Metallic Gold, Quinacridone Gold, Prussian Blue, Raw Umber
  • Ayeeda: Ink – Gold, Pearl Mist- Sky Blue
  • Aquatint: white.
  • Distress Crayons
  • Versafine Ink: Onyx Black
  • Gels and mediums: matt medium. structure paste, texture gel
  • Imagination Crafts Stencil: Torn Texture
  • Visible Image Stamps: Leave your Fears Behind
  • Bee Crafty Stamps: All Hallows
  • Dies: Cat and web (Tattered Lace), Branch(Sheena Douglass), Witch’s hat (Sizzix)

Step-by-Step Tutorial

1 I printed my Printables and onto different mediums: glossy photo paper; white card; parchment paper; printable vellum and tissue paper.

2 On a 40cm canvas, blend Distress Oxide and Distress Inks to create a palette of browns, with a hint of red and blue. Water was then sprinkled and blotted off.

3 Distress Crayon in blues and browns where used to create drips. Scribble the crayon and spritz with water. Hold the canvas vertically so the crayon can drip down.

4 The dog bones (printed on tissue) were layered on to the canvas along with torn paper, using matt medium. Some stencilling on top added extra texture.

5 The canvas was then sprayed with blue mist ink and sprinkled with gold and white ink drops. A raven and tree was stamped in black.

6 The edges of the printables were distressed and inked with Vintage Photo Oxide. Some papers were made into scrolls and one piece was used for stamping.

7 The ‘antique page’ (printed on parchment paper) was sewn to inked cheesecloth, the photo was sewn onto paper. One sentiment was sewn onto brown leather and the other onto black card.

8 Industrial elements were created using Grungeboard and layers of texture gel and washes of fluid acrylics. The die cuts also got the old rust treatment!

9 The bits were gathered and assembled. I added two die-cut spider’s webs and a branch. Small jars were filled with ‘Frantage’ fragments (poison!) and blue lace added.

Meet your Tutor

Lisa Taggart

Lisa Taggart

“I live in beautiful countryside close to the Mourne mountains in Northern Ireland with my Partner Paul, cat and two dogs. I’ve always been ‘arty’: watercolour painting was my first love but mixed media is my current love; I adore creating with paints and mediums.”

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