Friday 30 August 2019

Tag Friday at A Vintage Journey with new Andy Skinner stamp

It's Tag Friday over at A Vintage Journey and at last I have been inspired to make something. I have been copying over all the tags made by the amazing Creative Guides and just looking at what they have been producing inspired me to take a couple of hours at my work desk and see if I could get motivated. This is the result - a really grungy tag using one of Andy Skinner's new stamps and a small part of one of his new transfer sheets!

Process steps
1. Cover a tag with text papers and glue both the underside and topside of them using decoupage sealer/glue. Take a stencil and mix some white modeling paste with white gesso and  spread it through using a palette knife. 

2. Take some dark colours and paint and rub them over the background and dry.
3. Take white crackle paint and drag some through the stencilled textures with a palette knife. 
4. Paint, rub and spritz the same paints adding quinacridone gold to the mix and layer several washes until you are happy with the results.

5. Stamp the Plague Doctor onto an oddment of left over paper/card, tear and paint then adhere to a small rectangle of grungy background.

6. Gather some elements together to create your design and finish with a rubbing from a transfer sheet to add the word.

There we have a finished tag, the first project I have made in 6 weeks! I don't think I have ever been away from my desk for so long in all the time I have been blogging and that's 9 1/2 years!!!

I hope I can keep some momentum going now but I don't think I am going to be a prolific as I was with creating art but who knows?

I hope you can pop over to the AVJ blog to see he amazing line up we have for you to take a look at. 
A huge thank you to the wonderful Team who have kept me going and inspired me to get myself into gear today.

Thank you to you too for being here.

Have a great weekend.



Susanne said...

Brenda, I have missed your blogposts. I like to see your art. This tag is awesome, the background is so cool, the texture, the colors. I hope you will find inspiration again. Hugs Susanne xx

Redanne said...

I think a break every now and then is a good thing Brenda, but you have been missed! Your Plague Doctor tag is fabulous! You really did create a beautiful background for him - love this! I am not the best blogger myself these days.... Hugs, Anne xx

Lisa said...

This is so fabulous, Brenda!! The texture is absolutely amazing!! Wow!! I love the grungy colors and the plague doctor!! I've missed seeing your inspiring projects!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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Meggymay said...

A fabulous tag Brenda and the new stamp looks good.
Yvonne zz

Astrid Maclean said...

A great tag Brenda, grunge at its best and good to see you join in after all!

I think many of us are tired out by blogging, and there are so many other wonderful things to do. Having said that, it's always a joy to see your creations!!

Cocofolies said...

Hi Brenda, your tag is simply fabulous!!!
A break is really needed sometimes, it's good to do other things than only creating or making art (and blogging and sharing), even if we love that so much!
Even more rarely, you will always create wonderful and amazingly beautiful projects.
Sending hugs and love,

Patty O'Malley said...

Awesome tag, Brenda!

Annie said...

What a super tag Brenda x I adore the background textures and colours x The stamp is perfect too x I have now retired and like you its not easy to get in to a routine, especially over the summer when there are even more things to do xx Its great to see you back blogging as you always provide me with inspiration with your amazing creations/techniques

Sending huge hugs
Annie xx

Words and Pictures said...

I'm glad you found a brief window of inspiration, and I'm sorry I'm so late catching up with it! I'm in love with that background - such glorious depth to the book page collage, stencilled texture and paint layers - and the eerie plague doctor looks perfect against that misty surface.
Alison x

pearshapedcrafting said...

I'm sorry I don't get to visit very often but when I do I am in awe of your brilliant projects and the range of techniques you introduce! I hope we can meet up again one day! Hugs, Chrisx

Gina said...

I've been a naughty blogger recently ...and I think we have all had some sort of visit from that plague doctor this summer. Will be scrolling back thru posts to see what happened to slow you down XXX