Thursday 20 April 2017

DecoArt DT project

Hi I am over on the DecoArt Mixed Media blog today with my latest project which is one of the etcetera tags sent me by my lovely friend Anne to play with. I would love it if you could pop over and see the tag in all it's glory and as you can see it's shabby vintage in style with a rusty collage.


Thanks for looking.

hugs Brenda xxx


Updated from DecoArt blog

Instructions :

Start with some DecoArt chalky finish paints and a brayer. Four layers drying between each one I began with Relic.
Repeat with Primitive...
then Restore...
and finally with Lace.
I wanted to keep some of the peeled paint look but also wanted it to be brighter and shabbier so I grabbed a 12 x 12 stencil, painted it with white tinting base...
and laid it over the tag rubbing it down with some kitchen towel...
so that when I pulled it away it revealed random mottled dots with a white fill in.
Look at the texture the white tinting base has to it just because it was sandwiched between the tag and the stencil.
Stamp into the spots using a text stamp, mine was an old one with French script on it. The two photos below show the technique and how it looked when I took the stencil away.
Start collecting together the ephemera and embellishments for this large tag. What I begin with isn’t always what I finish with...
Ink and alter them ready to use and layer up. I started with the metal pieces to make the attachment for the word band and these pieces were altered with Iced Espresso Metallic Lustre.
I put together the collage layer by layer...
layer two...
layer three with a grounding strip (where the feet will go) and brush the surface of all the papers with matte Decou-Page.
Give all these pieces a wash of tinting base to bring about overall cohesion.
Then add some Burnt Umber, Raw Umber and Quinacridone Gold around the edges to give a slight rust effect to it. Use the water spritzer and watery colours with a small brush adding and drying until you are happy with it.
To finish I added the film strip, metal number, focal photo and butterfly. Then add a button with some rusty wire in the hole at the top.


16 comments:

froebelsternchen said...

This is just AMAZING and I so love to see your clever process Brenda! A brilliant tag in all it's details! I am sorry but couldn't comment on their blog, got three times an error message there.

oxo Susi

Mrs.B said...

Just had a closer look Brenda, fabulous. Loved the texture created with the painted stencil, thanks for explaining the process.
Avril xx

Jane said...

Wow just popped over Brenda..I love the dot sandwich...such a cool effect. This shabby chic/journal style is beautiful xxx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Great Brenda, must pop over for a better look. Thanks for sharing and happy crafting, Angela xXx

Lisa said...

Wow, it's so amazing Brenda!! The texture and layers are amazing!! The rusted collage is spectacular!! I just love seeing how you put these stunning projects together step by step!! So inspirational!! Love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Annie said...

loving what I see Brenda x off to take a closer look

Hugs Annie xx

Redanne said...

I have been over for a look at your fabulous project - it is stunning Brenda. I really love how you mixed up the shabby, vintage and collage styles! Thanks for your kind shout out too, so glad you had such fun using it! Hugs, Anne xx

butterfly said...

Ooh, yum - off to see the details.
Alison x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Looks gorgeous, off to see more. Tracy x

Corrie Herriman said...

Fabulous Brenda !
xxxx

Jackie PN said...

Gorgeous peek! Off to see more more Brenda! xx

sarascloset said...

Just wonderful, Brenda! I love your collages and your rust techniques are spectacular and inspiring! I really enjoy the step out instructions, too and love giving your techniques a try. Will require practice. How wonderful Anne shared this surface with you!I tried several times to leave a comment on the DA blog without success. Sending hugs!

Astrid Maclean said...

Looks amazing from here already Brenda, - I'm off for a closer look....

Juls said...

Wow!!!! Stunning xx

Sue said...

Brilliant Brenda, love how you have used the stencil, and some great tips along the way with your collage xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! Love how the braying layered up and the stencil printing looks amazing! An altogether fabulous tag! Chrisx