Friday 31 May 2019

Tag Friday

It's the fifth Friday in May and we have a Tag Friday post over at A Vintage Journey today showcasing lots of wonderful inspiration tags, so worth taking a look.

Process steps

Layer of gesso using a palette knife.
Dips and drips of sap green and cerulean blue drying between each layer.
Blend over hickory smoke and gathered twigs and splatter with water - dry off water with a piece of kitchen towel.
Spritz lightly with water and heat dry.
Stencil with coffee archival ink.

Stamp the Imperial Rover bicycle with hydrangea, coffee and black archival inks and leave to dry. (I used a stamp platform).

Mask the words and bicycle and stamp over some gears and text from the Tech Trauma set using watering can archival ink.
Add the vintage photo and mini collage with Secret Journey stamped and cut from the Word Up set.

There we have a stamped and stencilled collage of images on a painty/inky distressed background.
I wonder who the cyclist is and where he has been journeying to?

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you get a minute to go walkthrough the amazing line up of fabulous tags over at AVJ, I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

Enjoy your weekend.

Supplies from Country View Crafts
DecoArt Media - Fluid Acrylic Paints - burnt umber, cerulean blue, sap green, titan buff.
DecoArt Media - White Gesso
Stamps - Andy Skinner - Imperial Rover, Tech Trauma, Word Up
Stencil - Andy Skinner - Inspire
Vintage Photo - Tim Holtz - Vintage Photo Strips


Gina said...

Oh my gosh this is awesome...and brings to mind an old folk song called "Spencer the Rover" I think you'd enjoy this :D XXX

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what a stunning tag! I love the way you built up the layers, and the stamps and stencils that you used look amazing, thanks for the inspiration 😊. I'm so excited to join you as part of the Creative Guide team, thank you for being so supportive and the warm welcome! Wishing you a happy Friday and weekend! Jo xx

Meggymay said...

A fantastic vintage tag Brenda, I love the cycle image and all the details.
Yvonne xx

froebelsternchen said...

Simply a MASTERPIECE Brenda , absolutely after my taste! GORGEOUS!
Happy weekend!
Susi xxx

Deb said...

What a fabulous tag Brenda, adore your background as always and love the new Andy stamps, they are wonderful! Perfect composition as always, thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

Astrid Maclean said...

A fantastic tag Brenda! The background looks amazing and all those collage elements, so beautifully pieced together, look brilliant, as does that new Andy stamp, - vintage perfection!!

Redanne said...

I always love your collaged tags and this one is no exception! The bicycle makes such a wonderful focal image and it is so beautifully vintage. Love it!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Anne xx

Julia Aston said...

What a great collage of stampings over your wonderfully created background Brenda! A great vintage face photo to go with your bicycle and sentiments! A lovely tag design! Julia xx

Lisa said...

This is so stunning!! I love the the amazing details!! The background looks spectacular!! Wow!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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hazel said...

An amazing vintage tag, I love how you've put all the fabulous elements together.
xxx Hazel.

Words and Pictures said...

Brilliant! Love the multi-colour stamping of the bicycle and your layered background is, as always, a masterclass in weathered layering. A gorgeous tag.
Alison x

Ann Chuang Crafts said...

Your tag came out great! It has a wonderfully vintage vibe to it. Have the feeling of "time travel". I loved following along to see how you made it, all of your techniques look fabulous, thanks for the inspiration. I am very grateful to you for giving me the opportunity to join this wonderful team and I am really looking forward to following your journey with the team. Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs, Ann

Suzanne C said...

I love how the red pops out of the neutral texts. Fantastic Tag!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Absolutely fabulous tag Brenda and I love how you have pulled all those wonderful elements together in such a wonderful design. I shall have to investigate the stamps given our cycling background! Jennie x

Annie said...

An amazing tag with a stunning background Brenda x Love the layered elements too x
The bike looks fabulous !!

TFS and huge hugs
Annie x

A Pink said...

Such a fantastic tag, Brenda in every which way- colour , design , composition , collaged elements - all coming together so harmoniously to create a tag with striking visual presence . Love it!

pearshapedcrafting said...

As I am rushing around packing having just recovered from an infection I shall have to content myself with looking at your fabulous tag - such a great combination of elements! Hugs, Chrisx