Friday 29 March 2019

AVJ Tag Friday

It's another of those Fridays when the contributing Creative Guides from A Vintage Journey have fun and produce a tag for the line up that has no boundaries other than our favourite genres to work with. Of course I went very vintage and mixed media.

This tag came out of nowhere, in fact I wasn't even planning to make it that day but I had seen something on Pinterest that I liked and I had a brainwave, you know one of those epiphany moments of how I could use my decoart products in a different way. I grabbed a Tando greyboard tag and decided to experiment.

I was quite happy with the ways things went but I want to experiment a bit more before I write up the process steps. But here are some close ups. The colours all came together beautifully and set the vintage atmosphere.

 The metal stars were given a quick coat of quinacridone gold with a little cerulean blue to age them and you can see an old swirl stamp from Tim Holtz, I still love the shape of this one.The clock piece on the side is a piece left over from another project from at least a couple of years back.

When looking for the collage elements this little piece of lace just fell out of the box, so I had to see if it would fit and it did. I just coloured it by spritzing it with water and adding cerulean blue and transparent red iron oxide. It does actually look a little greener in real life.

Would you believe this little wildflower also fell out of the pile of bits I was going through, definitely another serendipitous moment and it went beautifully over the foliage stamped in the background - another old stamp of Tim's.

All the elements fitted the background perfectly and I had left it light enough in the middle to provide a good contrast to the darker collage pieces.

Finally a word band and some rusty wire. I was totally living in the moment creating my tag for today and I really love the outcome.

Another fabulous Tag Friday line-up is over at A Vintage Journey for your perusal.
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