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: 1184
Registered: March 31, 2008 Location: Eastlake, OH Posts: 22160
Fri, Feb 08, 2013 @ 6:19 PM
Awesome Marguerite Rose! Wow you should be proud of this marvelous creation! Your ingenuity is amazing. I love the way you did the edges of the tags, the fussy cutting and all the elements that keep the eye busy for so long! Fabulous tag!
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Sat, Feb 09, 2013 @ 12:40 AM
And to think you were wondering if you had any more in you!!!Look what an amazing piece of art you have created! You have SO many wonderful design elements on this tag that I am in AWE!!!! I am in love with that saying and I am going to borrow it for my quote collection...You have done this challenge PROUD!!!!