Monday 29 January 2018

Vintage Heart Tag - Brenda Brown

Andy's stamps have really been inspiring me to make all sorts of projects and today I am sharing a little tag from one of his new kits from Tando Creative called Tagtastic 2. For this one I went back to my roots and created in a vintage style.

I worked in my usual layers to create the background hic includes gesso mixed with silver and brayered on to start me off and one of Andy's texture stamps from the Textures set.

The heart ended up with this patina look having been run through an embossing folder, daubed with media acrylic paints, sanded and then dribbled with quinacridone gold to finish it off.

You can see where I added some crackle paste through a stencil before ......

.... adding a rusty wire loop to hang the heart over the decorated brad.

A vintage photo and just a smattering of timeworn elements with a quote word finished it off.

It was lovely to return to a real vintage look for this project and if you'd like to see more of the process and photos there are some over at Bumblebees and Butterflies if you have a moment.

Thanks for stopping by.

hugs Brenda

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  1. Gorgeous Brenda, adore the heart and your focal image. The rusty elements are perfect and I adore your background. Tracy x

  2. Fabulous vintage rusty look - I love that embossed heart with subtle turquoise patina and the amazing background too. Brilliant!
    Alison x

  3. A stunning tag Brenda, I love the quirky shape at the bottom of the tag, your background is superb and that heart - wow!! Hugs, Anne xx

  4. Wow fantastic Brenda! Such gorgeous colours and textures on the background tag and then the gorgeous rust on the embossed heart. I really love this! Sorry not to be have been up with all your posts just lately - engrossing work outside the craft world at the moment! I will find time though this week to go back through all your recent wonderful Andy Skinner projects. Jennie xxx

  5. Brenda, this is just fantastic! What a gorgeous layering process, and it looks so wonderfully antique!!

  6. Very neat!! Love the edge on the bottom. Cool idea.

  7. Love the textures and dimension. Fabulous project


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