Friday, 5 May 2017

A Vintage Journey Challenge - Use A Quote

Welcome to our new challenge for A Vintage Journey. This month our host is the lovely Jenny and our challenge is to "Use A Quote".

Here is what Jenny had to say about her challenge.

"Take a quote! Any quote! Whether it be on a stamp, a sticker, handwritten or sourced from the internet and incorporate it in your vintage; shabby; mixed media; art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk project".
This month the Creative Guides are using substrates from That's Crafty and I opted for one of the upright substrates the MDF Upright Torn Note Page. Although my sentiment does not take centre stage it does play a huge part in the design, its says everything I wanted to say in just a few words.
 I began by applying a coat of Gesso to the substrate and then drying with a heat tool. I then added a few pea sized amount of Dina Wakley's Heavy Body Acrylic to the substrate; in this case Ocean, Turquoise and Lime.
I then brayered the paint over the substrate.
I continued to brayer until I was happy with the blend of colours.
Dry the paint with a heat tool and then repeat the same process for the reverse of the substrate.
I then applied Dina Wakley's Ruby Acrylic Paint to a piece of scrap white card and then spread the paint out with a paintbrush.
Press the painted card lightly onto the background of the substrate.
Touching the substrate lightly with the painted scrap of card adds delicate layers of colour to the background.
Continue with this process until you are happy with the touches of colour added to the background.
Paint the Prima Resin Chantilly Royal Frame with a layer of Finnabair's Brass Paste and then dry with a heat tool.
Add the Blue and Mint Green Pastes to the frame using a pouncing, stippling motion, adding layers of each colour to the frame.
Continue with this process until you are happy with the coverage of Patina Paste.
Rub over the frame to remove any excess loose particles of paste and then apply the Brass Paste with a finger over the raised areas, applying only a little Paste at a time. This will highlight all the fabulous detail on the frame.
The Brass Paste finishes off the frame perfectly.
Paint a rusty tin heart with a coat of Ruby Acrylic Paint and then dry with a heat tool and then apply a second coat but this time with a finger, dabbing the paint onto the heart to give texture and then dry with a heat tool.
At this point before adding the frame to the substrate I decided to add rusty wire wrapped around the frame for added texture.
I added random torn edges from a note pad to echo the torn edge of the substrate. I coloured the torn edges with Acrylic Paint.
I added the sticker quote "it's the little things that make life big" to add an important message to my piece.
I added touches of Ruby Acrylic to the base of the substrate to echo those in the main feature.
Before I added the heart I painted a scrap of white card with Turquoise Heavy Body Acrylic and then touched the card lightly onto the heart to add a touch more colour randomly to the heart and then dried with a heat tool. I also included a Salvage Doll from Tim Holtz Idea-ology range, again painted with Acrylic Paints, applied with my finger.
Hope you enjoyed the step by steps and I look forward to seeing your entries to this months challenge.

Our sponsor this month is That's Crafty who are offering a voucher to one randomly chosen winner.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x 


Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Love your ombre effect Tracy, your designs are always so intriguing and I love to take time to absorb all the elements and attention to detail you put in to your work. Hugs Tracey xx

Billie A said...

Great look. love the background and the frame along with the image. The quote is awesome. lovely project.

sarascloset said...

Just when I think I've seen my favorite of yours you go ahead and make a new one! I love the ombre effect with those gorgeous shades on the background, the chippy look you gave to it (thank you for the tutorial), and the oh-my-gosh frame job you did! Simply an incredible work of art, Tracy! You are an inspiration! Hugs!

Brenda Brown said...

Oh Tracy this is just such a beautiful plaque, I adore it from the gorgeous colour palette to the incredible adornments. The whole piece zings and is brought alive with the fabulous techniques, creativity and your talented hands. Brilliant xxx

rosemary said...

Great tutorial thank you . I love these little quirky pieces of art.

Jennie Atkinson said...

A fabulous mix of colours and textures and such a gorgeous verdigris finish to the frame (I need those pastes!) Great step by steps - thankyou x

Jackie PN said...

Tracy ,
this piece just WOWS!
Such awesome and yummy textures and your colors- I adore!!
You are so creative,my friend!!
hugs,Jackie xx

Nikki Acton said...

Stunning Tracy - the ombre effect background is gorgeous and the touches of red inspired. I have been playing with Finnabairs Patina kit - love it - and adore how you have used it here. xxx

S@ndy Diller said...

So fabulous Tracy, the patina look couldn't be more perfect. Such great ideas and quote. Hugs, Sandy

Redanne said...

Wow, wow and wow again Tracy, the background you created with the touches of red is just gorgeous and the Patina effect you managed on the frame is superb! I love every single little thing about this - it is a work of art!! Hugs, Anne xx

froebelsternchen said...

A fanstastic assemblage - such cool textures and colours! Wonderful!

Annie said...

what a wonderful alteration of your mdd substrate Tracy x Love the colour palette and that stunning frame. Perfect for your fab quote.
Have a lovely weekend
Annie xx

Marci said...

Beautiful! I would never think of this color combo but it is divine! I love this.

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful green/blue colors on your background Tracy - love the bits of popping red - the crackled frame and rusted wire wrapped around it! Julia xx

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Wow love everything about this Tracey, the colour and composition, such a brilliant use of the That's Crafty! substrate too ;)
Donna xx

Deb Riddell said...

So fabulous Tracy, love the brayered background with the touches of red and your frame is gorgeous, must get some of Finnabair's Patina pastes! Love how you echoed the torn page edge of your upright surface with the torn paper note pad accents and the rusty wire wrapping around the frame was a wonderful addition. Lovely quote to go along with your little Salvage Doll and textured heart,thank you so much for sharing it! Deb xo

Astrid Maclean said...

Totally stunning Tracy, such a fabulous and dramatic background with the turqoise and red combination. Loved the way you finished it all too and I love that particular substrate. The wire wrapping makes for the perfect finishing touch, - the whole piece is so creative!

Jenny Marples said...

Layers of total loveliness that just work perfectly Tracy. I adore your composition and that verdigris look so much xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Beautiful with a wonderful colour combination! Love how you 'aged' the frame! Chrisx

SewPaperPaint said...

What a great technique to reveal the under layer of paint. One I've used in furniture refinishing, but not so much in mixed media. Thanks for the inspiration! I love these colors together and your ombre effect - fantastic! Hugs, Autumn

Juliz Design Post said...

Fantastic project Tracy, great tip with your red paint and I love the texture and colours on your frame.
Julie x

A Pink said...

Fabulous! Tracy Love those colour tones of the background with the pops of red. Wonderful patina frame that makes a perfect focal feature filled with your altered elements.
Great step by step thanks for sharing
hugs x

butterfly said...

Amazing, Tracy! The feature elements are so great - the altering of the frame, the trademark wire-wrapping - but I'm just as taken with the background... the subtle gesso texture under the paint layers, and the cool mono-printed red accent scratches. All so inspiring.
Alison x

Art By Wanda said...

Great effects with the paint!!!!!!!