Friday, 5 February 2016

A Vintage Journey - February Challenge - Industrial

Welcome to a new challenge with A Vintage Journey, our theme this month is INDUSTRIAL, for all the details pop by the BLOG.
I took this opportunity to make something for my hubby for Valentine's Day, something a little different from a card; an altered frame. I began by painting the frame with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Paynes Grey, dried with my heat tool and then applyd a coat of Patina Green Antiquing Cream and I then rubbed over the frame gently with a baby wipe to remove some of the cream and reveal the darker colour below and to add to the aged feel. I then added touches of Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide (Andy Skinner has the Copper Patina Technique HERE in his video).
I then embossed a piece of Metal Foil tape with a Tim Holtz Texture Fade and added the tape to a wooden heart.
I added Black Soot Distress Paint to the heart, applying with my finger.
The excess paint was removed with a piece of kitchen towel.
The black paint gives the heart a fabulous industrial look combined with the Metal Foil Tape.
I then took some time to decide on  my layout, adhering torn book pages from an Alice in Wonderland book to the background. I then added the industrial heart to the frame adhered to a circle of rusty wire. I also included touches of chicken wire from my garden to add further to the industrial feel; adding zing glass beads for added texture and interest.  Delicate splatters of Fired Brick Distress Paint have been added for a pop of colour.
I added a Found Relative to an old circular piece from a watch part and included a jump ring to his eye and Remnant Rub for a further layer of interest.
A touch more Idea-ology with the mini Sprocket Gears along with a "love" ChitChat sticker.
I continued with the layers, adding Film Strip Ribbon and more Remnant Rubs.
I love adding layers to my design and each layer being visible; the delicate splatters of red really pop against the more industrial elements.
To complete my design I added an old pen nib for added dimension.

I would also like to enter this into the Anything But Cute Mixed Media Challenge which this time around is Grungy Love.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I look forward to seeing your entries into our February challenge.

Tracy x x


36 comments:

Barbara Schiassi said...

Love love love this piece! I adore your metal addition and the background is fab! Barbara

Brenda Brown said...

A gorgeous aged frame and wonderful elements to produce the industrial feel. Bet you hubby will be over the moon with it.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Vintagehandmade said...

Wooow, Tracy, this is industrial at it's best! A real masterpiece of art, that's what it is! I am so inspired! Hugs! Branka x

hazel said...

A wonderful piece, your husband will love it.
xxx Hazel.

Buttons said...

Totally brilliant Tracy. A masterclass in composition and the industrial style. Love all those vintage touches. Jenny x

Redanne said...

This is fantastic Tracy, I love all the layers you added and I really like the way you can still read the words in the background. The addition of the little monocle to the gent is a brilliant touch and the chicken wire is such a great addition. Love this - lots! Hugs, Anne xx

A Pink said...

a fabulous piece of Industrial art ! Tracy Love al the metal elements and your focal image in the old watch frame really catches the eye. Your hubby will Love it - how could he not?
x

Jennie Atkinson said...

Love this Tracy ! The colours and distressing on the frame are just a wonderful foil for all those fabulous industrial embellishments. Fabulous! Jennie x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Tracy, this is amazing!! You always use the best techniques and get the most incredible results! I just love the industrial heart with that great texture and the little gears added on! Fabulous background, the aqua works so well with the dark accent pieces and I just love the splash of red you added! Awesome!!

You should really enter this into our Grungy Love challenge this month at Anything But Cute, it's such a perfect fit for our theme. hugs :)

Anything But Cute - Grungy Love

Anita Houston said...

Industrial is always my favorite!!! LOVE your layers of metal and that photo! Awesome!

Team Clark said...

This is so very cool! He will love it!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Sorry Tracy, I gave you the wrong link. Here is the correct one: Anything But Cute - Grungy Love

Tonya said...

Oh Tracy this is so fabulous! Love all the different techniques used. The textures and colors are wonderful!

Joi at RR said...

SPECTACULAR Tracy. I would never have thought to add the red but it's perfect. And who would have thunk that glass beads could look so industrial - but they absolutely do on your project. Love that monocle!! It's just a WONDROUSLY CLEVER and LUSCIOUSLY MASCULINE Valentine. He will love it. WOW. j.

Astrid Maclean said...

Absolutely brilliant Tracy, what a wonderful project!! So cleverly put together, love it. The monocle is such a great touch! Thanks for this wonderful theme and also for your great step by step here!

Corrie Herriman said...

This is a wonderful present for your hubby ! He'l love it !
Great job, Tracy !
Corrie x

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic work Tracy, loved seeing the process shots. Hugs, Valerie

Kaz said...

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog Tracey! I'm loving the blue colour it's so striking xx Kaz

Vintagehandmade said...

I am back to thank you so much for joining in our Grungy Love challenge at Anything But Cute with this spectacular make! Hugs! Branka DT x

Paula Cheney said...

Really terrific piece Tracy. Love all the paper and metal layers...and the blue background is unexpected, but I love it.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

This is so gorgeous Tracy, what a wonderful gift for your hubby! Love the patina green background and your embossed heart is distressed perfectly. Love all the wonderful layered ephemera topped by that fabulous found relative, brilliant idea to use the jump ring as a monocle! Thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

Diana said...

oh Tracy this is an amazing piece!!!! the layering is perfection !

glenda drake said...

Love this... my favorite part is the jump ring as a spectacle a small detail but with big impact.

Marci said...

A very compelling piece.

Sara Barker said...

Oooh, what a fabulous Valentine for your hubby! I love the industrial elements and that monocle is just that perfect little detail that makes this so special! Great design and wonderful execution of the Industrial technique on that grungy heart! Love the entire package!

Thank you for entering this into our Grungy Love challenge at Anything but cute. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

S@ndy Diller said...

Thanks for a great challenge this month - love your project. The color you got is so yummy and the other elements are so wonderfully masculine. S@ndyxx

Redanne said...

Just popped back to say thanks so much for joining in our Grungy Love challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs, Anne xxx

butterfly said...

Very taken with this, Tracy - fantastic romantic industrial! I love the colours and scraped textures in the background, and fabulous collaging of the other elements - it's just wonderful!
Alison xx

Julia Aston said...

Love the color with the splatter of red - and all your wonderful layerings - a well coordinated design on this Tracy! What a great challenge for AVJ! Julia xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Tracy, I'm loving your project. So many great elements layered and arranged just so... that monacle is the best!

Annie said...

Tracy I adore your altered box.....your husband will treasure it for sure. Love the wonderful layout and techniques

Best wishes
Annie x

Nikki Acton said...

A bit late to get a good look around but so pleased I found time. Wonderful to see your process for this wonderfully aged frame and stunning collage xx

Suzanne C said...

I can't even begin to tell you how brilliant this is! I just love everything about it!!! The strips of text in the background are just perfect with the layering and then your focal image. You really knocked this one out of the park. :)

Samra Leshinski said...

Great grunge piece!
Thank you so very kindly for joining our “Grungy Love” challenge at Anything But Cute!
Samra DT
Paper Talk with Samra

Cec said...

Fantastic grungy piece. Love the strips of text and your foil heart. The vintage gentleman is so cool with his monocle. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.
Hugs!
Cec

BLockHEad said...

Love all of the little details!