Friday, 30 September 2016

Tag Friday for AVJ

Yay it's a five Friday month so we all get the pleasure of making a tag for the AVJ blog and it's great as there are no rules or themes we just keep to the genres that we love.



I started by collecting together some mini tags and textured embellishments that I made a while ago to get a feel of the direction I was going to go in. Grungy, timeworn and rusted were the words that came to mind.

So I took an ordinary #8 tag and painted it with black gesso. When it was dry I then dipped and dried in watery washes of burnt sienna, yellow iron oxide and paynes grey mixed with cerulean blue which gave me those electric streaks. yep I felt I was definitely getting the right style.


For the next two layers I mixed media acrylics with lace chalky finish paint, so the first one was the lace mixed with raw sienna through a chevron stencil with a wash paynes grey and quinacridone gold mixed on the tag. The second was lace mixed with phthalo turquoise and burnt umber through Andy's cog stencil and given the same wash.


I added some text stamping in coffee archival ......


... and I sanded the edges and blended the same coffee ink round them. I also altered the smaller tags with media acrylics, dipping, spritzing, blending and drying ....


... and put everything together to create a collage. The arrow, 'explore' and route 66 badge were from my rusty bits box as they were made months ago and were surplus to requirements at the time, but came in so handy for this make.


Hope you can find a minute to travel on over to the Vintage Journey Tag Friday post and take a look at the magnificent inspiration from the Creative Guides, honestly their tags are amazing.


Have a great weekend, enjoy whatever you have got planned and thank you for taking a stop by my blog today, I really appreciate your visit.

hugs Brenda xxx

24 comments:

Patty O'Malley said...

Wonderful tag!

Mary Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous rusty goodness. Love the small tags in the background. I think this is one of my favorite tags that you've made. Hugs! ME

Valerija said...

Amazing masculine tag. Love all the details.
Valerija xx

Gina said...

This tag is so perfect...looks like I just dug it out of my garden lol Yummy! :D XXX

Jane said...

Fabulous rusty tag Brenda. It really looks metallic...such a clever effect. Can't wait for Monday :-) xx

Amanda said...

Great tag love the rusting.
Love
Amanda x

Annie said...

absolutely love the timeworn appeal of your fabulous tag Brenda...stunning

TFS and have a lovely weekend

Annie xx

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Wow your rusting technique is something else Brenda, love the vintage vibes of the tag
hugs
Donna xx

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous! The metallic effect is wonderful!

Astrid Maclean said...

As ever a brilliant collage Brenda, - super painty background, wonderful rusty effects making for a superb tag, - love it!!

Kaz Hall said...

oh Brenda....this is so cool!! rust is my new addiction so I just adore everything on this tag....fabulous work xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Love the grungy richness of your rusty tag.... gorgeous!

butterfly said...

A fabulous rusty, grungy tag - so cool to be able to use those long-rusted elements. You'd never know it was a "leftovers" tag - it's all perfect!
Alison x

Corrie Herriman said...

Wow, this is fantastic Branda ! Love the rusty bits !
Corrie x

Jenny Marples said...

This is aged to perfection and seriously floats my boat!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE every inch of it xx

Nikki Acton said...

Wonderful paint effects as ever - love the deep colours / rusty combo! Have a lovely weekend xxx

Redanne said...

Wow Brenda, this is incredible! The base tag looked amazing to start with and I was wishing you would not cover it up - but then... you made it look even better! Wonderful job, amazing techniques - gorgeous tag! Hugs, Anne xx

Meggymay said...

A super rusty and grungy tag. All the details look fantastic.
Yvonne xx

Monika Gulyas said...

Amazing masculin tag, Brenda! I love your rusty elements and your background! xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh my! What a fabulous tag! Chrisx

S@ndy Diller said...

Just love this tag Brenda - I have a fondness for rust and you have used it in such a fabulous way. Simply wonderful how this tag came together. S@ndy xx

A Pink said...

A real stunner of a tag! Brenda Love everything about it. hugs x

sally said...

Absolutely love that main background- the colours look wonderful for this & the rusty 66 too!

Sally x

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Oh I love your tag Brenda, amazing texture and love the rust and patina, perfect for your theme. Thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo