Friday, 13 June 2014

Things with Wings at A Vintage Journey

I was really happy when I saw that S@andy was hosting this challenge as it meant I could show you two of four burlap panels I designed for my workshop I taught last month for Country View Crafts (who are the fabulous sponsor for all our AVJ challenges).
dragonfly burlap panel
Preparing and making the panels
- Tear dictionary paper and adhere to the panels and heat dry
- With palette knife spread some grungepaste randomly in central panel and over the top and bottom as well and heat dry.
- Leave to cool and finish drying and start to prepare the butterflies, dragonfly, flower and bird (see below).
- When grungepaste is dry on the panels give them a wash of picket fence distress paint, creating additional depth and a key for the remnant rubs.
- Stamp images onto white tissue paper with black archival and with paintbrush and water draw a line around images and tear carefully.
- Adhere images to panels using matte medium.
- Add some remnant rubs, industrious sticker trims, chatty words and text stamp.
- Adhere the card and acetate details into place and leave to dry.
butterfly burlap panel
Making the acetate embellishments –
· Stamp dragonfly onto acetate with black archival ink and leave to dry.
· Wrinkle free a piece of card using dragonfly wing colours and stamp the dragonfly and cut out wings and head only.
· If the acetate dragonfly is dry, cut out the wings and drip alcohol inks on the reverse side.
· Stamp butterflies on acetate with rose madder archival ink and leave to dry.
· Cut out the butterflies when dry.
· Using alcohol inks drip colours onto reverse of butterflies.
· Edge them with black alcohol marker (i.e. promarkers).
- heat the wings carefully with a heat gun and without burning yourselves shape the wings so that they look as if the dragonfly and butterflies are going to take flight.
P1160150butterfly burlap panel
butterfly burlap panel
You can see how the heated and reformed acetate adds so much dimension to the wings.
 
We look forward to seeing you over at A Vintage Journey with your take on the challenge. Please remember you don’t have to use Tim Holtz products, use whatever you have in your craft room but do tell us what the inspiration is from Tim Holtz in your project. It’s a great way to join in a Tim Holtz challenge without having to buy lots of new supplies.
 
hugs Brenda xx


42 comments:

massofhair said...

Absolutely exquisite... Beautiful dragonfly and butterfly wings, they look amazing on the burlap panels! :-) xxx

sally said...

So gorgeous and using 2 of my favourite stamps :-). I'll try to join in this time!

Sally

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous work Brenda! Hugs, Valerie

tocovya said...

oooh... I want these! achingly nice. xx

Redanne said...

Your panels are stunning Brenda, the acetate wings give a wonderful feeling of movement. Love them! Hugs, Anne xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous panels Brenda and yes the acetate wings give each little piece that wonderful feeling of movement. Enjoy your weekend! Jennie x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wonderful little creations Brenda... unique.. such a great contrast between the burlap backgrounds and the acetate motifs-- makes a special attraction .. seems to show up the fragility of the dragonflies and butterflies against the hard nature...gorgeous makes Brenda!

butterfly said...

Ah ha - burlap time!! Glorious little works of art, Brenda - I love the acetate wings and beautiful colours against the rugged neutrals - fabulous!
Alison xx

Artfully challenged said...

Stunning,such a great combination of textures.

Hugs,Donna.x

Astrid Maclean said...

Love your little panels Brenda and having seen and touched them irl I just know how fabulous they are!!

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous Brenda, anything with that dragonfly stamp has got to be good, it's one of my absolute favourites.
Happy crafting, Angela x

Buttons said...

Pinned!!! I'm TOTALLY in love with these. You are a creative genius Brenda and these are show-worthy. Jenny x

Anneke said...

Really love these cards. They all look so pretty. Love them Anneke.

Pops Origami said...

Brenda they are amazing work. very beautiful and so detailed. wonderful works. Stan

Joanna said...

Wonderful canvas. Beautiful wings!
Joanna

Nancy Wethington said...

Beautifully composed.

1CardCreator said...

Wow these are gorgeous, thanks for the tutorial on the acetate wings too! ~Diane

Deborah said...

Brilliant, Brenda! I love the acetate wings , especially the dragonfly.

Tincan Crafter said...

I love your creativity and your originality - I would have never thought to spread texture paste on hessian (burlap). The butterfly one is my favourite!

Meggymay said...

Two stunning panels, love the textures and details. I can imaging that everyone loved the workshop.
Yvonne

Julia Aston said...

Your panels are just lovely Brenda! The acetate wings give such motion to your creations!

debby4000 said...

Love both your panels, those butterflies and dragonfly are amazing.
luv
Debby

Coco said...

Very gorgeous work, fantastic Brenda!!! Hugs, Coco xx

Karin said...

beautiful panels, love the 3d effect on the wings!
have a lovely weekend!
Groetjes Karin

Nikki Acton said...

I just love these so much I came on the workshop and mine are on my wall - although they are not as good as yours! Nikki xx

Terry said...

Brenda, I love your burlap panels and those butterflies and dragonfly! Great texture and those acetate wings look so awesome! Hugs my friend and enjoy the weekend!

S@ndy Diller said...

Brenda - These panels are just beautiful, thanks for sharing two this time. I have yet to try the burlap panels. You have inspired me to bring them out and have a go at them. I love the wings, they really stand out with the acetate and color.

Bonnie McLain said...

I love these Brenda... So very fun and creative... I simply love dragonflies of all kinds.. but have to say this stamp is my favorite and I love the colors you used... so it really caught my eye... lovely work.. really, lovely PLAY... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

Bonnie McLain said...

I love these Brenda... So very fun and creative... I simply love dragonflies of all kinds.. but have to say this stamp is my favorite and I love the colors you used... so it really caught my eye... lovely work.. really, lovely PLAY... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

craftimamma said...

These panels are gorgeous Brenda. I love the effect of movement created by the acetate wings. I have long had that gorgeous dragonfly stamp at the top of my wish list and it finally joined my collection last week. Need to get it inked up now and this panel is fab inspiration.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Gaby Bee said...

Fantastic creations, Brenda! Love especially the 3D effect on the wings. Just brilliant!

Gaby xo

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, two wonderful projects. Love the acetate wings.

Lucy Edmondson said...

What a wonderful project! Love everything about it!

Lucy x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is just gorgeous! Love everything about it,

Lucy x

hazel said...

Gorgeous pieces, I love the acetate wings.
xxx Hazel.

Maddy Herbison said...

Hi Brenda, I popped over to leave you a comment after spotting your gorgeous piece on crafty individuals blog. It took my breath away! And then I found this on your blog. My you have been sooo. Creative! I love all this colour :-) Maddy x

Annie said...

Oodles of textures and they are stunning. The butterflies and dragonfly look amazing x
Maybe some day I can attend one of your workshops
Hugs Annie x

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

These are STUNNING! Thank you so much for the inspiration (as always) and for the instructions on how to make those acetate embellishments for ourselves. I really adore your creativity and how you're always sharing new and exciting projects.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous, I live the dragonfly and butterflies and the lovely colours. Great dimension too. Lovely summery pieces. Tracy x

scrappymo! said...

These are wonderful! I want to try this now.

Mary Elizabeth said...

(... slowly scraping my chin off the floor) Wow!!!!!! These panels are fantastic!!!!! I usually am a pushover for Tim's dragonfly stamp, but those butterflies ... oh ... they are AMAZING!!!! Love the color you got on the acetate with alcohol inks. Just beautiful. Love the dragonfly too, but I am drooling over the butterflies! Looks like you had a fab time at this workshop. Would love to take a holiday to England and take one of your workshops! -- Mary Elizabeth

Mary Elizabeth said...

Ok ... I had to smile when I saw these wonderful rings, splats and splatters in white with all that glorious ink around them. Wouldn't it be nice to remove stains the same way we put them on! Really fabulous monoprints. Love all of the different effects you achieved here. Love the images you used on your first Tim tag. Great idea to put use glossy accent on the ink bottle. Wonderful tag Brenda! -- Mary Elizabeth