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