Monday, 29 January 2018

Vintage Heart Tag

I'm enjoying playing with some new stamps being released by Andy through Stampendous and more elements from the Tagtastic kit 2 from Tando Creative. I made this to share on Andy's blog today.


The tag from Tagtastic 2 kit is being released in February at Stitches. I love the uneven edge it has to it. I began by using some left over silver and white gesso mixed together and brayering it lightly over the surface.


I then dipped and dried in watery vintage photo and ground espresso distress inks to create a lovely vintage look.



Next I used a texture stamp from the Textures set using watering can archival ink and gave it a blast of the heat gun.

Using DecoArt media crackle paste and one of Andy's stencils I create some textured text and put it to one side to dry naturally. I was so in the moment of creating I didn't get a photo of this step but you can see the effects in this one.


Taking the heart which is from the kit I ran it through an embossing folder and gave it a coat of raw sienna, raw umber and paynes grey lightly stippled to blend the colours together .....


.... then dried it and painted over with quinacridone gold.


Again when dry I lightly sanded the high spots of the embossing .....


..... and then dipped it in a watery mix of titanium white and cobalt turquoise hue - this knocked back the rusty look a little too much for me so I dribbled some watery quin gold through.


Finally I collected up and altered some little bits and going back to my vintage roots found a little photo to add.


I used another of the text texture stamps on the little label and a chit chat word.


It was great putting together a vintage style for a change and of course I love using the old photos as focal elements.


Thanks for stopping by and joining me as I embark on yet another stage of my creative journey. It's fabulous being part of a new Team and seeing all the inspiration that comes from the other members - you can see Andy's blog here to see what they are making too.

hugs Brenda xxx


20 comments:

Karen Gist said...

WOW!!! x

Gina said...

I cant really express how much I love the faux metal effect you get...that Heart is amazing! XXX

butterfly said...

Totally scrumptious - this is a knockout! Left some love over at Andy's too...
Alison x

Sara Barker said...

Love that grungy rusty heart over the shabby background! Of course, that boy's a fine chap and deserves a spot on this wonderful mixed media tag! Hugs!

Corrie Herriman said...

Absolutely stunning !
Corrie xxx

Redanne said...

I have been over to see your tag, it is stunning Brenda!! I too, love the quirky shape of the bottom of the tag. I enjoyed seeing how you brought this beauty together too.... Hugs, Anne xx

Littlelamb said...

Love this Brenda. I too like the shape of the tag. Thank you for sharing this.

hazel said...

Amazing!!!
xxx Hazel

Jennie Atkinson said...

I have just been looking at this over on Andy Skinner's blog - it is wonderful. Love all those wonderful colours and textures. Jennie x

Anneke said...

This looks amazing, love every part of it!

A Pink said...

oh my that background is amazing and then adorned with all those fabulous elements to compliment and enhance really makes for one superb piece of art! Terrific step by step tfs.

hugs x

Caroline said...

Lushness! Vintage, distressed, rusty, what's NOT to likeee? Your heart is amazing & actually yours is first explanation of "how to" that makes me think, I can at least try!! I get overwhelmed with colours, where & when? Thank you, invaluable!

Jackie P Neal said...

Gorgeous layers Brenda!! Your tag is amazing!
Jackie xo

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

You are on a roll my friend! I'm crazy over this amazing tag! Hugs, Autumn

Lululiz said...

The heart is just fantastic! Well, the whole tag is, of course, but I love the heart the most.

Angela Radford said...

Hi Brenda, love the tag and all the scrummy textured detail. Have a lovely creative weekend, Angela xXx

Stampendous said...

Thank you so much, Brenda, for sharing with Andy's Stampendous stamps. This is just so dynamic and wonderful!! Just love this look.

Bunny said...

I so enjoy mixed media projects and people who are so creative. This is wonderful. [Bunny]

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love this tag. Thanks for sharing

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Wow!! Gorgeous rustic approach to Valentines! Love all the details you added to your heart and tag! Great job with the stamping, distressing and mixed media!