Friday, 21 July 2017

DecoArt Mixed Media Design Team project - Vintage Collage Tag

Welcome everyone to one of my samples for the DecoArt Mixed Media Design Team blog which was showed over there in April.

I had been swapping a few bits recently and with one of my blogging friends and she very kindly sent me one of the new Etcetera tags, and at 5 1/2 x 10 inches I couldn't believe this was the small size.

I have really mixed my media this time round as I have used the chalky finish paints as well as the media fluid acrylics and mediums.

I took out some DecoArt chalky finish paints and brayered four layers drying between each one .

Relic ......


.... Primitive ...


.... Restore ....


.... 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. I really like this effect. Not wanting to add any more at that moment I left it to dry out overnight to give me some thinking space (yes I know I can overdo the thinking sometimes but for me the detail, the accuracy and the composition are everything - just the way my brain works!!!) 


Don't you love the texture the white tinting base has to it just because it was sandwiched between the tag and the stencil.


 So next morning I decided to stamp into the spots using a very old text stamp with French script on it. The two photos below show the technique and how it looked when I took the stencil away.


Now I started collecting together the ephemera and embellishments for this large tag .....


.... and inked and altered 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 brushed the surface of all the papers with matte Decou-Page.

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I gave all these pieces a wash of tinting base to bring them together into the colours of the background.


Then added 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 I twisted some rusty wire through an old button and adhered it in the hole at the top.


I hope you like my rather large wooden tag, thanks for stopping by to take a look and please do pop over to the DecoArt Mixed Media Blog where there is a wealth of inspiration, ideas and tutorials from the most amazing artists and covering a wide variety of art genres and skill. I am sure you will find plenty for you to choose from to inspire you.

hugs Brenda xxx






25 comments:

Annie said...

This is an awesome tag transformation! I loved seeing it evolve.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is absolutely ADORABLE - all fits together in a brilliant way! Great!

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a great , gorgious and special tag, thank for showing us how you made it, I really am a fan of your beautiful work!!
Greetings
Maria

Aquarius said...

Wow, this is amazing and your step by step and detailed explanations (and pics) are brilliant. Thanks for sharing.

Jane said...

What a fab textured base for your lovely tag Brenda. Your collage is perfect...gorgeous work! You showcase these products so well. Have a fab weekend.....2 weeks to go! Hugs xxx

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Absolutely brilliant Brenda, to be honest I would've struggled to cover up that stunner of a background though!!
hugs
Donna xx

Gina said...

Fabulous layering...I always seem to shy away from using so many pieces...but that could just be me wanting to keep the pretties lol XXX

Patty O'Malley said...

Amazing textures and layering, Brenda. The tag looks awesome.

Team Clark said...

Oh Brenda, it's really wonderful! I adore your background and palette. Scrolling through I wasn't sure if the items would get lost on the background, but the end result is stunning and the perfect contrast. Love this my friend! Hugs, Autumn

Evelyn Walter said...

Simply gorgeous, Brenda!! Love, love, love this!

Lisa said...

Wow, this is absolutely amazing, Brenda!! The layer of depth you achieve is phenomenal!! I love seeing how your works of art come together!! The details are stunning!! Wow!! Love, love this!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Redanne said...

The tags are scarily big but wow, you have made a stunning job of yours! Love the gorgeous textured background and your collage is always perfection. Stunning work! Hugs, Anne xx

Meggymay said...

This looks awesome. great layers of colour and textures and what a good size. You have added some fabulous details and emphera as well.
Yvonne xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous Brenda, love how the background turned out with the use of that stencil and the tinting base and the collage is awesome! Wonderful tag!

Mrs.B said...

This looks fabulous, love your background, wonderful layers and textures, and collage details are as always perfect.
Avril xx

Julia Aston said...

What wonderful layerings on your background Brenda - thanks for sharing all of the steps! Love your design with all of the ephemera! Julia xx

Angela Radford said...

Great tag Brenda, nothing like a good play with lots of lovely products. have a great weekend, Angela xXx

butterfly said...

I love that scrumptious brayered background, and the textured tinting base print gives such a great effect. Love the collaging of course, and those hints of rusted colour bring it all to life. Fantastic!
Alison x

Jan Hill said...

I love the mix of paints, super cool look! X

Sue said...

This is amazing Brenda! Fabulous layering and painting of the embellishments xx

Nikki Acton said...

Whoops... Almost missed this one! Such an effective technique on your tag.... Reaching for tinting base..... Xxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

If I said I rather liked this tag it would be a huge understatement!! Love how you made the base and what an amazing choice of embellishments! Hugs, Chrisx

Anita Houston said...

Fabulous end result...and you give awesome tutorials! I LOVE the textures and photo...beautiful! Thanks so much for visiting me too, and sorry I haven't been around.

A Pink said...

Absolutely fabulous tag and thoroughly enjoyed reading the process, Brenda - tfs. The stenciled tinting base really does give great texture. AS always your collaging of all those well chosen elements is flawless . Love the word band fastenings .
hugs x

Jackie P Neal said...

WOW!!!!! This is Brilliant!
I love the chalky finishes as well, and the three you mentioned are three of my favorite! I have to bookmark this one and give it a go- I truly love it!
Bravo Brenda! xx