Monday 29 September 2014

Back to Vintage colours

With all the wonderful browns appearing in the garden I was inspired to return to a vintage brown palette for this size 10 tag.
I began with a scraped layer of gesso, heat dried and then some crackle paste through Tim’s Trellis mask. I left it wet ……
…. and then splattered distress paints and spritzed them so I could tilt the tag and let the colours run through the stencil patterns and over the tag.
It created some wonderful texture and colour mixes.
I altered and distressed bits like some ordinary gold paperclips which were painted with walnut stain distress paint and I added the word ‘found’ to a tag label and attached to a piece of the film strip which was placed over the smallest lad.
The silver nib was painted with pumice stone distress paint and some treasure copper brushed over it.
This plastic no: 3 was given Tim’s layered distress paint treatment.
So after all the brighter colour projects I have been doing over the summer I am in a happy place being back with my vintage colours and collage layers. Don’t you just love Tim’s Found Relatives photos? Do you like my link here? I couldn’t find the word relative in the chit chat stickers but I knew I had this one in my own printed chatty words.
The very rusty looking latticework gives a great background, I’m really pleased with that effect.
Have a great week.

‘We need to work to keep from getting rusty.’
Jesse Stone
hugs Brenda xxx


Annie said...

Wow Brenda :-) your background is fabulous !! Wonderful details and textures. Great collage of various embellishments and that sweet photo

TFS and crafty hugs Annie x

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful tag, love the muted colours. Valerie

debby4000 said...

Fabulous tag, love the bit and pieces you've used.

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh LOVE the background on this one!! I have pretty much all Tim's stencils, but for some reason this one is still my favourite and this is a totally brilliant way of using it! Wonderful collaged elements too, a super tag!!

Anonymous said...

So much gorgeousness on one tag !!! Amazing background and texture. The colours are so rich and the detail amazing, another piece of art from you Brenda.


Margreet said...

Gorgeous the texture and background...great to place the filmstrip over the boy with the tag label with the word it!
xxx Margreet

Rita said...

Fabulous creation Brenda. I love all those great textures you have created. Hugs Rita xxx

hazel said...

An amazing tag Brenda, I love how you've put all the fabulous elements together.
xxx Hazel.

froebelsternchen said...

gorgeous !!

Redanne said...

A beautiful piece of art Brenda. x

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Gorgeous texture Brenda and I love the finished tag.
Happy crafting, Angela x

Netty said...

wonderful tag Brenda with so many great details. Have a great week, Annette x

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous tag Brenda, but that background is just stunning! Looking forward to discussing in detail how you did it!! Jennie x

sally said...

Love that trellis effect & the found relies are really cute!


Meggymay said...

Fabulous details, its a great project.

Unknown said...

Beautiful tag. I love all of the little details that make it up. Very creative. TFS

cheryl said...

oh this is one,stunning tag Hun just love,all the textures,and love the number 3 and image is fab really does make one stunning tag hun hugs Cherylxx

mamablitger said...

Brenda your tag is awesome !! Fabulous background and exciting details. Love your grunge vintage style !!! This is truly very inspiring ! Thanks for sharing your creativity !!
Love it !!
Hugs from Monica... Spain

Terry said...

Brenda, I just loooooooooooove that incredible texture. Fabulous return to vintage colors and the found relatives look so happy with all the embellishments to tie it all together perfectly! Love this....Hugs!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow Brenda! The tag is fabulous but I must say the way you have made that background especially with the dripping through the stencil patterns definitely does give it the WOW factor!! Chrisx

Karin said...

stunning tag, beautiful textured and what a lovely old photo!
Groetjes Karin

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Marci said...

Great tag!

Jenny Marples said...

And that's how to do mixed media - fabulous Brenda! Jenny x

Sam & Poppy said...

Stunning makes and AMAZING attention to detail, gorgeous!
Sam xx