Wednesday 7 March 2018

Two Heads Are Better Than One

A mixed media piece for you today.
I began by painting one of Tim Holtz Etcetera Tags with a coat of Gesso and then I applied an uneven coat of Texture Paint followed by a coat of Antique Linen Distress Paint and then dried this layer with a heat tool. I then applied a layer of Vintage Photo Distress Paint, dried lightly and then rubbed away some of the paint with a damp baby wipe. I love the texture from the uneven coat of Texture Paste.
I then added some vintage book pages which I randomly covered with Seth Apter's Baked Vintage Beeswax, to give the impression of an aged piece of paper.
I then added a rusty leaf to the centre of my piece adding two faces to the centre combined with cotton threads for added texture. One face has been created using Seth Apter's Patina Oxide Baked Texture and one face is a clay piece which I have aged with paint.
To add further layers in the background I added some stencilled texture along with some of Tim Holtz Tissue Tape. I printed the "Two Heads Are Better Than One" on my typewriter and again aged with Seth Apter's Vintage Beeswax.
I also included some of Tim Holtz Idea-ology Numeric pieces for added dimension.
I also added coils of rusty tin wire along with a circle of rusty wire to add a further element of interest.
I included a Quote Chip, added to the bottom of my tag and added a few delicate splatters of black paint.
I also added some scratchy lines using an old credit card and black paint. I also applied Gathered Twigs Distress Crayon around the edges of my tag.
I am really pleased with how this one turned out.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


ann barnes said...

Old book pages and vintage beeswax is a match made in heaven! I love the coiled wire and the feel that the texture paint gives this. Beautiful piece Tracy!

froebelsternchen said...


Redanne said...

I always love it when you use those heads along with rusted elements, this is such a beautiful tag Tracy! Hugs, Anne xx

Craftychris said...

Cool and serene tag. Those heads are wonderful. xxx

Jackie PN said...

Tracy girl!
You are on fire,my friend!
What a fabulous tag! This is outstanding. I so love the way you layer and add elements! And those faces!... Perfect!
I wish we were not so far apart, I would love to play art with you and watch how your creativity works!
hugs and love,Jackie

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love this! I normally have a bit of a problem with with 'loose' heads but this is an exception!! Hugs, Chrisx

Kate Yetter said...

Awesome tag! I love the two heads and the fibers. Amazing texture.

A Pink said...

Fabulous tag! Tracy . Really like how you have used the Baked textures within the design and you always know how to use those faces to their most effective . A great play on the 'two heads... ' quote
hugs x