I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, or other celebration, this last week and are now looking forward to the New Year!
At A Vintage Journey it is Tag Friday time, as there are five Fridays in December. Whilst attempting to tidy my Craft Room I found some bits and pieces that I wanted to use to make a tag. It was lovely doing something grungy, just for fun - and not related to Christmas....
I did not do step by steps for this one, I just got a bit carried away in the process. For those of you who like a little detail - the tag base is a Tando chipboard one, they take a lot of mediums without buckling. The base was painted with DecoArt black Gesso, left to dry and then coated with a fairly thin layer of DecoArt Crackle Paint. Once the paint was dry the tag was covered with a couple of thin washes of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic paint in Cobalt Teal Hue. I lightly brushed some watered down DecoArt Quinacridone Gold, in places, over the tag.
To colour the cogs and the edges of the tag I first applied a coat of DecoArt Paynes Grey Media Fluid Acrylic, followed by a coat of Quinacridone Gold. Whilst still wet I dabbed on some Prima Artisan Powder and left this to dry.
The heart is also Tando chipboard, it was coloured with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Pyrole Red followed by a thin layer of One Step Crackle. The words are Tim Holtz Chit Chat stickers. They have had a light wash of DecoArt Titan Buff Media Fluid Acrylic.
I used a Tim Holtz stencil and DecoArt Titan Buff paint to do the stencilling. I wanted it to show more so I went around the stencilled words with a fine liner pen.
The heart was a little too red for my liking so I toned it down with DecoArt Antiquing Cream in Carbon Black. Once dry, I wiped it off with a damp cloth and the cracks show up beautifully. Don't you just love it when a plan comes together!
If you would like to see some more tags, created by my talented teamies, then please have a look over at A Vintage Journey, you will find some wonderful creations there!
As always, thanks for looking, I hope to see you again soon!
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours
A VERY HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR,
I hope it is a great one for you all!
Hugs, Anne xxx