Friday, 31 March 2017

A Vintage Journey - Tag Friday

As there are five Fridays in March we have a Tag Friday post for you this week. Pop over to A Vintage Journey to see my fellow team members artwork.
I decided to decorate one of Tim Holtz Etcetera tags using Seth Apter's monoprint technique. I use this technique usually with acetate for Distress Inks but thought I would try Seth's adaptation using card.
There are so many layers of paint on this tag that I have lost count. Adding paint in this way gives fantastic texture to the design and each piece is unique. I used Seth's paints Mud Splat, Green Patina, Smoked Paprika and Key Lime from his PaperArtsy range. I did begin by adding a random layer of Mud Splat paint to the background using a paintbrush but I did not think about this too much and left some open areas that were not covered with the paint. I then began layering the paint over and over, applying the paint to a piece of card and then pressing the card onto the background of the tag, using different pressure each time.
I used one of Seth Apter's Wood Chips for the centre piece which I painted with Green Patina and then added Mud Splat using the monoprint method. I love how random this technique is and it really does take away the thinking process of applying paint. I also added a vintage wood/bone domino wrapped with rusty tin wire for added interest. I have also included an embroidery hoop for added dimension.
From this picture you can see all the fabulous texture and layers I have added to the design. I also included some twisted rusty tin wire using Eileen Hull's Twist and Style Tool along with a Tim Holtz Quote Chip.
For me texture really adds to a design and this piece really has texture in abundance from many layers of paint and added wooden pieces and rusty wire.
I also included two more vintage dominos to the bottom of the tag along with more rusty tin wire.
One of Tim Holtz Paper Dolls sits nicely on the rusty tin wire and finishes the tag perfectly for me.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

17 comments:

Julia Aston said...

Wow Tracy! love all the texture, rusted wire and colors! Wonderful painting technique on this! Julia xx

Brenda Brown said...

I love that layering technique too Tracy and your many layered look is amazing and perfect for those fabulous embellishments, you always have so many creative ideas and this beauty includes loads of them, love it xxx

Annie said...

What a beautiful tag Tracy xx love the textured background you have created and the mini embroidery hoop and Seth's wood chips are perfect xx love the addition of the domino and paper doll xx TF's and sending huge hugs Annie xx

butterfly said...

Incredible textured paint layers, and great dimensional additions. There's a haunting melancholy air to it, with that tiny boy overwhelmed by the world around him. Beautiful.
Huge hugs,
Alison x

A Pink said...

Super fab tag! Tracy. So much to LOVE about it - layers , texture, elements, composition - all spot on and the tiny boy sure is the perfect finishing touch .
take care x

Redanne said...

Wow, wow, wow Tracy, your Seth monoprint technique has turned out brilliantly, I love all the texture you managed to create and your colour choices are incredible! Your design on the tag is wonderful and I love the teeny tiny boy sitting there too! Hugs, Anne xx

S@ndy Diller said...

Your tag is fantastic, I especially like the use of the wire. Great job. Hugs, Sandy

Jennie Atkinson said...

What an amazing textured background Tracy! It really is fabulous and the colours are just perfect. Then .... fabulous composition of your embellishments. I just love the little boy ! Have a great weekend x

Kim Dellow said...

Just stunning Tracy! And I love the colors :) with the sneaky peek reds and yellows too. gorgeous texture!

Kaz Hall said...

Another gorgeous make, love that texture!

Sue said...

This is wonderful Tracy, the texture is amazing and I love your twisty wire xx

Sara Barker said...

Tracy, there are so many things to love about your tag! First off I love the chippy paint and the colors you've used. The twisted wire is a fantastic feature and that tiny paper doll is just perfect to finish this! What a creative work of art! Hugs!

Astrid Maclean said...

This is brilliant Tracy, I love the contrasting colours and what you did with those Seth Apter elements looks fantastic! Like Sarah said, that paper doll is the perfect finishing touch, love it!!

Nikki Acton said...

Wonderful monoprinting and fab design Tracy - love the green patina! x

Deb Riddell ~ Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wow Tracy, this is incredible! Amazing texture from your fabulous layers of paint ala Seth and love the addition of the twisted rusted wire and those vintage dominoes, just an amazing tag! Thank you so much for sharing it, Deb xo

Jenny Marples said...

I truly am SO in love with this Tracy. It has everything - clever colouring, fabulous texture, perfect design, wonderful layering and your incredible eye for detail. LOVE it xx

Anita Houston said...

WOW on the texture... and love the circles. The tiny boy really makes a big impact too!