Thursday, 15 February 2018

With Brave Wings She Flies

Today I am absolutely thrilled to have created my first piece with my next new release from AALLandCreate. To view the whole collection and to see a list of our stockists please click HERE.
I wanted to try and showcase my stamps in a more mixed media stylie for my first piece. I opted to use two of Tim Holtz new size of Etcetera Tags.
  1. Paint both tags with a coat of Gesso.
  2. Using a palette knife, apply an uneven coat of Texture Paste across both tags.
  3. Once the Paste is completely dry, paint with a layer of Antique Linen Distress Paint and then dry the paint layer with a heat tool.
  4. Add a second light layer of Vintage Photo Distress Paint, dry this layer lightly and then remove the excess paint with a baby wipe.
  5. Add light touches of Tumbled Glass Distress Paint.

I used my butterfly and dragonfly stamp set for this piece.
I added vintage French bookpages to my smaller tag and then stamped three butterflies down the centre.
I added three layers to the bottom butterfly and then applied VersaMark Ink to each layer and then applied Seth Apters Beeswax Baked Texture Powder. I love how the text is still visible below the vintage layer. My middle butterfly I stamped into a puddle of Beeswax, remembering to add VersaMark to my stamp so that the melted mixutre peels away from my stamp easily.
I also added some machine stitching down the centre of each butterfly to add further texture to my design. I am loving these tiny sentiments on my stamp set, perfect for adding that little extra detail to the wings. I also included a metal body to this butterfly from an old embellishment I had.
The melted Beeswax really does add wonderful texture to my middle butterfly. I highlighted the texture further with a touch of Prima White Gold Metallique Wax. I added the sentiment 'Trust Your Wings' just below the butterflies.
This butterfly has three layers and I have coloured with Finnabair's pastes, giving wonderful texture to the image. 
I stamped 'With brave wings she flies' to the bottom of my tag and added further highlights with Tumbled Glass Distress Paint. I also used a little wheel tool to add markings around the edges of my tag.
I used my background stamp to add detail to the background of my tags and then adhered both tags together.

I used the bottom image from my border stamps to add details in the background.
I added some gold beads and added delicate splatters of paint to finish.
Thanks so much for stopping by and a huge THANK YOU for all your kind comments and wishes regarding my new release, I appreciate them all.



Seth said...

Everything about this speaks to me Tracy. Love every detail. Congrats on the new stamp release and thanks for making my Vintage Beeswax look so special.

Unknown said...

Your background is SPLENDID but what I love the most is that each butterfly has a different texture and color... they are gorgeous. And best of all... you let one butterfly have a bit of imperfection. We can still fly - even if it's just in our heart - when our physical wings are not as strong as others! This is very special Tracy. Your new stamp set is GLORIOUS. Xj.

froebelsternchen said...

Oh my gosh - this is beyond beautiful! I am thrilled about this tag! Congrats on the new stamp release - just awesome!

Dorthe said...

It is gorgeous, Tracy,
so love the beeswax from Seth, and how you used it, here, stunning result .
Do you know if they will be sold in UK ?

Dorthe, xx

Redanne said...

I saved this post so I could study it carefully and wow Tracy, this is a real stunner. I could just sit and look at this tag for ages.... the butterflies are stunning with the Seth treatment you have given them (the stamps are fabulous), the beeswax EP is most definitely my favourite, I too, love that you can still see through the embossed powder. Hugs, Anne xx

Amanda said...

Really love this it soooooo showcases your stamps within all the layers of fabulousness. I have yet to play with Seth’s Baked Textures they are all staring at me unopened.
Amanda x

pearshapedcrafting said...

This looks fabulous Tracy! Looking forward to getting my stamps next week! Chrisx

geezercrafter said...

Wowser Tracy. Love all of the elements and how you created your fab tag. So inspirational.

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I love the power of three, a special number to me. Each butterfly represents a different quality and personality with the fracture of the baked beeswax leaving a mark of genius. I couldn't wait to see it.
Loving this collection Tracy, you have showcased them magnificently and they are on my next to purchase list and I know they will be most cherished.
Wishing you a beautiful weekend, warmest of wishes Tracey xx

suzyb said...

Really love the tags. The butterflies are fab!!!! The colours and texture using the bees wash, great piece!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

STUNNING...absolutely wonderful! LOVE the butterfly, but especially the UTEE remnant in the middle...awesome texture too!

Jenine said...

Wow Tracy, I really love this creation, but also all the stamps you designed. I'm a bit fan :-)

Hugs Jenine xXx

Kate Yetter said...

Each and every butterfly is a work of art! I love how each one is so different and full of texture. Just gorgeous!

Sue said...

This is a stunner Tracy, each of your butterflies is different but equally beautiful. This is another set of stamps for my wish list! xx

Juliz Design Post said...

I simply adore this wonderful tag Tracy, the textures and design are absolutely brilliant. Totally outstanding creativity.
Julie x

Cocofolies said...

Totally FABULOUS tag!!!!!
All your tags are gorgeous and stunning Tracy, but this one in particular is a stunner. Love love love it!
And your stamps are wonderful, congratulations again!
Corinne xx

Annie said...

what an amazing tag Tracy x Love the details and textures you have created in your lovely butterflies

Stunning !!!

TFS and best wishes
Annie x

Heather said...

Pure deliciousness! The textures - the design - all of it makes my eyes happy. xox

bethchien said...

absolutely stunning!

Jackie PN said...

first up Huge congratulations to you on your new stamp release- These are FABULOUS!!
Secondly, can I tell you how I absolutely love this tag? I believe it is my new favorite of your mixed media pieces! I mean every element screams- look at me! This is beyond cool my friend!(and if you have no place for it at home,I have just the spot!) LOL
Jackie xo

Pat said...

I particularly like the "broken" butterfly in the middle.

Marci said...

Wonderful tag and congratulations on your new stamps!

A Pink said...

An absolute stunner! Tracy . What a terrific way to showcase your new release stamps. Congratulations . You have certainly made them shine in this piece .
Hugs x

butterfly said...

I know I'm late catching up with this one, but it has to be one of my favourite things of yours ever. Each butterfly is amazing - the background is gorgeous - the stitching detail is perfect. Love, love, love this tag!
Alison x