It is called a mix-ability challenge, and we were to use a matte and a shiny medium. As long as I was challenging myself, I thought I'd give vintage a try, since I'd never done that before. And, oh boy, was I ever challenged, with lots of false starts!
I chose paint for the matte, dragging my brush along the edges of the tag which I hand cut, and dabbed paint on the flowers,too. I printed the label and quote, then fussy cut, and edged it with a Krylon gold pen. I used the same pen to alter the colour of the key, and that turned out to be rather matte. I used a shiny gold outline butterfly sticker on a scrap of vellum, and coloured the back with a blue marker. Added smaller butterflies punched out of shiny gold cardstock. I tried to age the lace with a reinker.
Staples white cardstock, vellum, cheap thin watercolour paper for the flowers, gold cardstock, green Bazzill for the leaves;
Distress ink for flowers and leaves: tumbled glass, worn lipstick, peeled paint, brushed corduroy; vintage photo around the edges of the tag; antique linen reinker to dye the lace;
Other stuff: Folk Art acrylic paint in Taffy for the edge of tag; Krylon gold pen; key charm; ribbons; lace; gold embroidery thread; sticky-backed half pearl; a pearl spray; freebie vintage label downloaded from Far Far Hill; Martha Stewart butterfly and leaf punches; McGill punches for flowers. The outer two layers of the large flower and the mini roses I hand cut using a 6 petal flower template I downloaded from the internet.
Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 GMT Views: 1197
Registered: April 6, 2009 Location: Weyers Cave, Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley Posts: 12521
Thu, Feb 07, 2013 @ 1:56 AM
I see one gorgeous vellum butterfly, some amazing flowers, a beautifully outlined sentiment and the rest is just absolutely breath-taking! And you mentioned that you have a lot to learn......I think we could all learn from you~
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― Lou Holtz