Wednesday 7 February 2018


Today I have a mixed media piece for you using lots of viintage pieces combined with everyday craft items.
I began by coating one of Tim Holtz Etcetera tags with a coat of Texture Paste, applying in an uneven coat to give texture to the background. I then applied a coat of Gesso and once dry I then added a coat of Antique Linen Distress Paint and then dried this layer with a heat tool. I then added a light coat of Vintage Photo Distress Paint, dried lightly and then rubbed away some of the colour. To add a touch more colour I added highlights of Tumbled Glass Distress Paint, wiping away any excess paint as I moved around the tag. I then dried the tag thoroughly with a heat tool.
I added a vintage clock behind my relic piece along with a few smaller vintage pocket watch faces. I love these!
To add further texture to the background I applied Texture Paste over the Tim Holtz Numeric Layering stencil. I highlighted the numbers further with Distress Crayon, smudging with my finger.
I added a Finnabair rusty pocket watch and added vintage watch parts to the inside. I melted some clear embossing powder and then poured the hot melted powder over the watch parts to secure.
The body of the Relic piece has been covered with vintage French book pages and aged with Distress Crayon.
I stapled together some vintage letters to add TIME FLIES to the top of my tag. I love how you can clearly see all the texture and aged feel to this piece in the background.
I added a Tim Holtz Game Spinner to her body and also include some wings from a Finnabair Butterfly embellishment. I also added further vintage watch parts to her wings.
I had total freedom with this piece and it was great fun just to let go and enjoy the process and seeing where it took me.
I love all the delicate layers of colour and the texture gives this piece a real tactile feel.
More vintage pocket watch faces and watch parts added here along with some delicate pieces of confetti.
I really enjoyed creating this piece.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


Unknown said...

Your background is just PERFECT for the INTRICATELY LOVELY design of all you glitzy pieces! Lovely Tracy. Xj.

Annie said...

Such a fantastic MM piece Tracy x Love the background but the doll is wonderful

TFS and hugs Annie x

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is absolutely fabulous! Scrolled up and down to take in all the brilliant little details! Chrisx

Redanne said...

A totally stunning piece Tracy, I love how you created the body, the number stencilling looks amazing and provides some wonderful texture. The Prima watch is gorgeous and all the shiny pieces look wonderful! Gorgeous work! Hugs, Anne xx

Kate Yetter said...

Wow! This is wonderful Tracy. I absolutely love the shiny pieces and the way you built the body of the angel from various objects. Love this!

brenda said...

A super mixed media piece and so beautifully tactile as well.

B x

A Pink said...

Terrific creativity going on here! Tracy. Love the background and those lovely layers of colour. Hope time didn't fly too quickly when you were making this as looks like you were having great fun .
hugs x

Jackie PN said...

Tracy, this is supper cool!! I really thought some of those embellies were vintage- great job aging them! And I love how you stapled together the letters- nice touch!
Such a great vintagy piece all the way around- Bravo!
Jackie xo

Caroline said...

Fab example of mixed media! I do like a bit of stapling😉😀