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.