Friday 30 September 2016

September Tim tag

This is my second post for today and I just want to get this tag finished and entered into the Tim Holtz tag for September post. If you missed my Tag Friday post for A Vintage Journey this morning you can find it here.

I just loved Tim's tag from the very first moment I saw it with all the amazing techniques and effects he has created. I have also been watching so many fabulous versions of it emerge throughout the month and have been waiting for a chance to spend some time on it. Really I should have been prepping for my workshop tomorrow when doing this but hey ho I will just have to work longer tonight to get it all ready, I am just so please I have managed to get it done.

No details because you can find all the instructions and details photos from Tim on his blog HERE.

The colours I used were - salty ocean, walnut stain, pine needles and tarnished brass.

The metal pieces were painted with the distress paints and when dry I added metallic lustres to brighten them a bit.

Just a few embellishments as I wanted the alcohol ink resist technique to shine through and as you can see I got the sewing machine out too.

Thanks Tim for some amazing remix inspiration again this month and fabulous techniques.

Can't you always just amaze yourself when you follow Tim's teaching?

If you haven't see it I have a Tim Give Away going till next week, details are on my side bar. Don't miss out as it is easy to be in with a chance to win.

Right off to get that prepping done.

Have a fabulous Friday and a great weekend. I am looking forward to being at Country View Crafts tomorrow teaching my Autumn Frame and Halloween Shrine.

Take care.

hugs Brenda xxxx

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