Friday 3 November 2017

Mini Marvels for AVJ

Welcome to my CG post for the November challenge at A Vintage Journey where the lovely Anne has chosen 'Mini Marvels' for the theme. To make sure I was creating within the right guidelines I re-read the challenge description which says - 

This month's challenge is to create something in miniature - it could be a little book, a tiny scene a small canvas, a wall hanging or even a box. It MUST be 4" or less in size and be created in your vintage; shabby; mixed media; art journalling; industrial, timeworn or steampunk style.
Well I didn't choose any of the descriptions above because I found some old Wendy Vecchi pocket watch pieces and thought these would be fun and because I'm having a huge clear out of my craft supplies and rearranging the space I have to work and store everything I thought I could also use up some pieces from the bits box before it all goes in the dustbin.

I took a three of the watch chipboards which are approximately 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches in size and well within the expected size and I did three of my DecoArt media paint techniques on the them -
rust, burnished gold and tarnished silver.

Then the three leftover offcuts for the backgrounds.
A drippy paint background with crackle paint over the top.

 Silver card that had been put through an embossing folder and to which I added gold paint, some gold rush metallic lustre and a carbon black watery wash.

Then a piece of card on which I had experimented with a silver and patina experiment which totally seemed to fit the bill.

I cut each piece to fit behind the pocket watch part and picked some focal embellishments which I thought would be great to make these into gift tags for men for Christmas gifts.

When I assembled them I added some other little bits to finish them off.

Thanks for stopping by and for all the lovely comments on my meagre posts whilst I have been out of action for a while, I'm still not back into the routine of commenting and getting projects made very ahead of time but I'm sure I'll get there.

I hope we'll see you entering your little projects into the AVJ challenge and please do pop over to see what the other Creatie Guides have created, they're amazing (as always).

huge hugs Brenda xxx

I daren't show you a photo of one of the bedrooms which has tubs piled high and excess furniture in it, nor my messy workroom, but here is the empty room which is going to be my second workroom and storage room, I've decided to have one messy space and one clean space and hubby has agreed to me using the two smallest bedrooms and by the time this post goes live, in less than 5 days time, I hope to have the storage furniture up and in place (well I should say he hopes to have completed it by then).