Friday, 2 September 2016

A Vintage Journey - Create Inside A Frame

Welcome to another new month with A Vintage Journey, our challenge this month is to "Create Inside A Frame" and our host this month is the lovely Julia.

This is what Julia had to say about the challenge:

"For this month’s challenge we would like you to create something inside a frame. Whatever you use show us how you have incorporated a frame on your vintage; shabby; mixed-media; art journalling; industrial or steampunk project".

I have just received the new releases from IndigoBlu and this seemed the perfect opportunity to combine those products with this month's challenge along with incorporating Fernli Designs laser cut tag.

I began by applying the Super Thick Slap It On over the laser cut tag, applying with a palette knife, using the Hearts Layering Stencil.
I then removed the stencil and dried with my heat tool.
I stamped the owl from the IndigoBlu "Owl Always Love You" stamp using Black Archival Ink and then placed my frame over the design and marked exactly what area I wanted to show within my frame using a pencil mark.
I cut around the stamped image to fit my frame.
I stamped the owl once again but this time onto Metal Foil Tape (sorry about the glare), using StazOn Black Ink.
I painted the tag from Fernli Designs with Black Gesso, applying one good thick layer over the stencilled hearts.
I applied the Gesso to both the tag and the small frame and dried with a heat tool.
The owl was cut from the Metal Foil Tape.
I applied FlitterGlu to a piece of  Phat Foam to create a sticky inkpad, working the glue into the foam with a palette knife.
I dabbed the Phat Foam glue pad onto the frame to apply sticky glue randomly around the frame.
I repeated the same process around the tag.
I then applied Luscious Pigment Powders in Blue and Gold, applying with a soft brush.
I continued to blend the Luscious Pigment Powders across the tag until I was happy with the blend of colours and then spritzed lightly with water to activate the binding agent which then makes them permanent. I repeated the same process for the frame.
To add a touch more interest to the frame I also added Megaflakes Chocolate Box, addig randomly around the edges of the tag.  I repeated the same process to the small frame.
I added a touch of colour to the flowers shown inside the frame with pencil crayons.
I also added twine to the back of the frame for added texture and added delicate splatters of red paint for a contrast.
I stamped the flowers from the IndigoBlu stamp onto Metal Foil and then cut them out and added to the frame and tag for further interest. I also included the fabulous sentiment from the same stamp. This would make a perfect alternative design for a Valentines.
I added metal wire around my focal image to add a touch more texture to the design.
Our sponsor this month is DecoArt; our randomly chosen winner is in for a real treat!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x










16 comments:

S@ndy Diller said...

Love your project Tracy. You really did put those new products to the test in the best possible way and with the best results. S@ndy xx

Julia Aston said...

You sure had fun will all of your new products Tracy! Love that owl and the layered spray of flowers - the loops of twine add such great dimension to your tag - wonderful colors and touches of gold! Julia xx

Brenda Brown said...

Wow what fabulous techniques and results Tracy, love those metallic looks and the wonderful design. xxx

Redanne said...

I just love how you used the new IndigoBlu products here Tracy, those Luscious powders look wonderful and I love the Chocolate Box around the edges, it really lifts the whole piece. The metallic owl looks amazing and the added coloured twines are perfect finishing touches! Hugs, Anne xx

A Pink said...

A wonderful tag! Tracy showcasing all those IB products so well. Great background texture given a touch of opulence with those luscious powders - very effective .
Have a lovely weekend
hugs x

Joanne Bendall said...

Fabulous project Tracy and yes I agree with you that this would make a great alternative valentines card xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous creating within a frame Tracy! All those wonderful colours in the background which work so well together with that fabulous owl! You obviously had great fun with your new products! Have a great weekend. Jennie x

butterfly said...

What an amazing piece, Tracy - so full of movement. I love the owl emerging from the frame, and the wiry circular frame drawing our eye right to his face, as well as the fabulous loose threads and gilded heart texture. Altogether fabulous!
Alison x

Astrid Maclean said...

A wonderful ta Tracy, great background effects and what you did with the owl looks super. Wonderful composition, arty and full of movement, - love it!

Suzanne C said...

You are always coming up with some new and creative ideas and I love what you did here with the touches of gold and the texture. Beautiful tag!

Jenny Marples said...

Incredibly cleverly designed! I love how you've framed the owl and used the Luscious and Flakes to add colour and glamour to this gorgeous tag Tracy. I showed Kay at HQ on Friday - she was blown away! Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial too xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Great techniques and a great result !
Corrie x

Team Clark said...

Tracy, I love to pieces what you've done with these amazing IndigoBlu products! This is a true work of art! I'm overly inspired (need to go to bed) and want to dig out my toys and play!!! ;0 Hugs, Autumn

Juls said...

Just gorgeous xx

Tracy Welham said...

Really fantastic project! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

I adore that owl Tracy and love the patina and metallic finishes! Wonderful layers and attention to detail as always, thanks so much for sharing it! Deb xo