Monday 15 January 2018

Pretty Grunge Heart Tag

This is my first project for the Andy Skinner blog and I have used part of one of his new kits coming out at Stitches on the 18th February. I'll be there and I'm looking forward to meeting up with some of the other members of the team and friends. I will also be demoing on Andy's stand so if you're going do please come and say hello.
I'm calling this Pretty Grunge Heart Tag because working with Andy and his fabulous products gives me every opportunity to explore my grungier mixed media style but I also like to create more shabby and vintage stuff too - hence the pinks!!!

Process steps
Using a palette knife scrape white crackle paste randomly over the surface and leave to dry.

Whilst waiting paint the heart with everlasting chalk paint leaving some of the chipboard exposed and dry.  Spritz one side with water and add a little romance, then spritz the other side and add a little primitive, let the two slightly blend and move together - dry.

Dip into watery raw umber - dry ......

...... and then repeat in titanium white.

With a stencil add some splatter dots of embossing ink and sprinkle white embossing powder                      over it and heat set. Stamp a couple of crosses as kisses ....

..... and then cover with clear crackle glaze and leave to dry. Rub over some white creme wax and buff off the excess leaving the white in the cracks.

Paint the label and 52 with romance chalky finish and add a little relic to deepen it.

Come back to the tag if it's dry and using pyrrole red and quinacridone magenta media acrylic paint some of each randomly and spritz with water letting the colours move around over the crackle areas. You will notice the colours remain on the exposed board areas. Let it completely dry.

Stamp some texture over using the everlasting chalky finish paint ....

... edge the tag with titanium white acrylic .....

  .......and splatter with some mixed colours to create more depth and interest .....

.... and dip into a watery wash of raw umber.

Seal with matte varnish

Take some cheesecloth and soak it in some watery everlasting paint. I love using the chalk paint on it as it helps to stiffen it which makes it look more distressed.

Use a stamp to create a word and adhere to the label frame and then seal with matte varnish. I used Andy's handle with care set.
Take a metal arrow paint with a slightly watery red and magenta used on the tag

And there we have it. You may well have seen that Andy has released lots of new stamps for this year and is working in partnership with France Papillon which is going to be amazing so watch this space for some samples coming up soon.

Have a great week. Please pop over to Andy's blog to not only see this tag but lots of other fabulous inspiration from the team.

hugs Brenda xxx

Andy Skinner and other related products
Tagtastic 2 kit - Released 18th February 2018
Stencil - Dot Stream

Stamp sets - Industrial, Shabby Chic, Handle With Care

Mixed Media Acrylics - pyrrole red, quinacridone magenta, titanium white, raw umber
Chalky Finish Paints - romance, relic, everlasting
Medium - white crackle paste, clear crackle glaze


Kate Yetter said...

Your background texture never disappoints. Wow! Just loving every thing about this tag. So beautiful!

Nikki Acton said...

Such a great tag... Wonderful process and techniques, tfs xxx

Annie said...

Love the details on your grungy tag Brenda. Thanks for sharing the process and the tip about the cheesecloth. Love it !!!

TFS and hugs
Annie xx

PS where is Stitches being held ?

Gina said...

What a story your tag tells!!!! A heart wounded by an arrow....tended with care....stitched and bandaged re-enters the world with love XXX :D XXX

Cathy said...

Glad I came by for a closer look, gorgeous tag, Cathy x

Lynne Gilbert said...

Love your style and this tag is just brilliant. Question: where do you get your cheesecloth? Xxx

craftimamma said...

Fabulous tag altogether Brenda and an excellent process run through. Thank you.

Lesley Xx

Karen said...

Oh Brenda!!!!! I am loving this tag!!!!! Who says that grungy mixed media has to be dark! This is feminine and beautiful! x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow Brenda! This really is truly amazing! I loved watching as this went through each stage! A true inspiration! Have a great week! Chrisxx

Nikki K said...

This is stunning hun, love it! xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

LOVE IT!! Just the perfect mix of shabby and grungy! Funnily enough old rose and brown is my favourite colour combo at the moment and this really hits the spot!

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely stunning love all the textured and painted layering
Carol x

Littlelamb said...

Love this heart Brenda. Thank you for sharing this and the great tutorial.

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Brenda, sorry I've not been round for a while just got busy with stuff! Great tag, loving all the texture and colour. Have a lovely crafty week, Angela xXx

Lisa said...

Wow, this is amazing!! The texture is phenomenal!! I love seeing the step to step, too!! Absolutely stunning, Brenda!! I love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

hazel said...

A fabulous tag Brenda - lovely colours and great textures.
xxx Hazel.

A Pink said...

Simply stunning ! Brenda . You definitely 'won my heart ' with this beauty !
Congratulations on your new DT post - so happy for you .
hugs x

Jackie PN said...

So absolutely Gorgeous Brenda!!!
Thanks so much for sharing your steps, although I know mine would never turn out as beautiful!!
Good for you going to the show- how exciting!!
Jackie xx

Juliz Design Post said...

Adore your tag Brenda, thanks for sharing your techniques with us all. I love all the layers and textures created, simply fabulous.
Julie x

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Every bit a delight and the texture so scrumptious!!! LOVE this!

sarascloset said...

Brenda, my apologies for being such a BAD blogger friend! My computer had been running so terribly slow, it was everything I had to just manage my DT responsibilities. Hoping all that is fixed with new internet provider.

I have not visited in ages, and I cannot tell you HOW inspired I am from a short visit to your blog this morning! I hope to get by to see each and every creation I've missed, and hopefully soak up some of your fabulous techniques! I particularly love this one--the colors and texture are so delicious! Sending great big hugs!