29 May 2015

Eroded Wallpaper - Tag Friday at A Vintage Journey

Hi everyone and welcome. Here's the first of today's posts from me as part of a special Tag Friday edition over at A Vintage Journey and for this one I've been messing with a Tim tutorial. Having been intrigued by the new 'Worn Wallpaper' used by Tim and his team for the Eclectic Elements booth at the recent Spring quilt market - see post HERE -  it connected in my mind with Tim's 'Eroded Metallics' technique. Could I reproduce a similar look to that gorgeous layered wallpaper using Distress Paints? Well I'll let you be the judge of that but here's the resultant tag ( and don't worry, there's a step by step so you can see how my mind was working!)...

(click on each image for a closer look)

I started with a jumbo tag, painting stripes of Frayed Burlap and Scattered Straw Distress Paint in uneven thirds. To add the line detail evident on the original I used the side of my stamping block to add stripes of Wild Honey.
This stage does not have to be neat or perfect; in fact imperfection adds to the aged look!


Next I used one of the smaller stamps from the Distress Damask stamp set with Antique Linen down the length of the Scattered Straw stripe.


This was repeated using a larger stamp from the same set and Walnut Stain down the Frayed Burlap stripes.


In order to qualify for the Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge 29 - Eroded Metallic (sponsored this time by Inspiration Emporium) and out of respect to Tim I've not shown the next stage. However, if you follow his technique on page 44 of the CC 3 book using first a thin layer of Antique Linen Distress Paint, and then repeat it with a thicker layer of Stormy Sky Distress Paint you'll end up with something like mine. The eagle eyed amongst you will notice on my first photo Iced Spruce was in the line up for this stage, but as the various layers dried I realised that it could look a little too grey overall if I went for that, hence the swap to Stormy Sky. Next up I stamped the wreath image from the Daydream stamp set in Archival Ink.


And to layer over it I was relieved to use the complimentary stamp and die from the Love You Framelits set - phew, well you didn't think I'd be hand cutting that fiddly element did you?! It was stamped using the same Archival ink onto a piece of manilla card painted with the same Stormy Sky, with the edges blended using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.


A little Scattered Straw and Wild Honey were applied to the flowers from the Idea-Ology Foliage set.


Enough seam binding to add a strip and bow to the tag was coloured with Antique Linen Distress Stain.


I die cut the sentiment from Wild Honey coloured card using the Celebration Words Thinlits Dies (my new favourites!) and then layered everything over the stamped wreath to form the focal point of the completed tag.


And here's some close ups to finish (and remember to click on them for a closer look) ...




And another small triumph - I found that by trimming a little off the sides of the jumbo tag (before I started) it fit perfectly onto a DL card blank! Result!!
Now I highly recommend you visit A Vintage Journey to see the gorgeous tags created by my fellow Creative Guides.

I'll be back in a few short hours from now with my second post of the day, and it is COMPLETELY different! Hope you can join me for that. In the meantime have a great day and take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx


All products used in this project can be purchased from our sponsor, Country View Crafts.

38 comments:

  1. This is beautiful masterpiece! I am in love with the layering in the wreath element, it is a perfect compliment to your wonderful background technique.

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  2. Hi, Jennie - I've been missing in Blogland due to travel, but so wonderful to come back to this make!! WOW! I love your technique here, and your colors and images remind me so much of Maxfield Parrish, one of my favorite 20th c. American artists. What a fabulous piece - thank you for all the step outs! xxx Lynn

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  3. You are just SO clever and creative Jenny! Your 'wallpaper' is gorgeous - love the colors - the 'eroded' look - your beautiful metal florals so wonderfully inked and rusted - a beautiful tag! Have a lovely weekend! Julia xx

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  4. GORGEOUS Tag, Jenny!! Look at you go using the eroded metal technique! The results are AMAZING!! I completely love how you layered all of the stamped images--Genius!! You've inspired me, for sure!! Happy Friday & Happy Weekend!! XOXO-Shari

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  5. OMGosh Jenny, it's an absolute stunner. Yes it absolutely looks like erodated wall paper and i love, love, love it.
    Hugs
    Veerle

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  6. Stunning tag with the wonderful ribbon and the way you fastened it to the tag. Thank you for sharing how you made it

    Love Chrissie xx

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  7. Wonderful tag and what a clever way to use the eroded metallics technique! It makes for a stunning background, with the "wall paper" just adding that extra layer of dimension! Love the bright touches of the wild honey on the flowers and sentiment, in combination with the more muted background, it makes for a fantastic colour combo that really makes everything pop! Love the finished result!

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  8. Love how you have used the technique Jenny, gorgeous colours . Love the wallpaper, the whole combination works fabulously. Tracy x

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  9. Wow Jenny, this is just stunning! Love how you used the eroded metal technique...it really does look like old wallpaper! Awesome! hugs :)

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  10. Aghhh that is clever! Love your tag - the way you have composed it and of course the eroded metallics. Nikki xx

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  11. Stunning Jenny, think I will get you to decorate my house. How fab this technique would be on walls or upcycling a piece of furniture. Love your soft vintage colour choice.
    Have a great weekend.
    Julie x

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  12. Oh I do love your Eroded Wallpaper and what a unique way to present the technique! Love this pretty tag,Jenny!! Happy Weekend!

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  13. Oh what a stunner Jenny! I love the background (off to check out the technique!!!) and your choice of colours is wonderful. It reminds me of a wonderful distressed wooden door you might see in a Spanish Market! Fabulous x

    PS Have a lovely weekend x

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  14. A fantastic tag with great texture and elements.

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  15. absolutely brilliant Jennie - so very clever - a wonderful experiment and an even better result! Love it! Hugs rachel x

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  16. Such a beautiful tag Jenny xx

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  17. So, so beautiful, having had success with your first eroded metals tutorial, will have to try this!! Gorgeous work Jenny. Ruth x

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  18. This technique is so fabulous and it really does look like some wallpaper I've seen in historic homes. Simply lovely. S@ndy xx

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  19. Jenny...you did such a good job on your eroded metallic background. Love it! The colors are perfect together. Your tutorial is also great. I love reading about people's experiments...especially when they turn out to be a brilliant discovery! Thanks for sharing your art with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

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  20. Stunning tag Jenny .. I love that eroded metals technique but have not yet been brave enough to try it!! Looks fantastic!! xx

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  21. Jenny you amaze me every time that I visit your blog! your projects are always original and your tutorials so clear and clever! Stunning ! BArbarayaya

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  22. Wow, Jenny, you are on a roll with this color combo. Love the grungy goodness here in your funky Eroded Metallic background. Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C!

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  23. Wonderful, gorgeous, fantastic tag! I love that you incorporated some stamping underneath the Eroded Metallic technique as well as on top. I too loved watching your process. Thanks for sharing and playing along with us in the CC3 Challenge.

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  24. Absolutely beautiful Jenny, the colour combo is brilliant and the eroded metal technique looks fantastic. Anne x

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  25. I love this tag! It does look like faded wallpaper, or even an old mirror with the silver coming off. Fabulous!

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  26. What great layering of techniques to create such a fabulous weathered vintage look to your "wallpaper" - just brilliant, Jenny. And the finishing is really elegant too - lovely tag!
    Alison xx

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  27. A beautiful tag Jenny . Love everything about it n your experiment has truly paid off . Yet again you inspire us to go off n experiment too . thk you xx

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  28. Jenny...this is absolutely gorgeous! Love your eroded metallic background! Such a beautiful tag!
    Thanks for joining in the CC3 Challenge!

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  29. You are so creative Jenny, every post teaches something new! This looks fantastic and you are rocking cc3 technique. Nicola x

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  30. What a great twist on the technique! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  31. Jenny, that is so beautiful! Amazing effect and it most definitely does have the wonderful, worn wallpaper feel you were going for. Thanks so much for sharing your techniques.

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  32. what an utterly gorgeous project, love all those layers and the effect is stunning x

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  33. This is so artistic and lovely!! Makes me very happy just studying it. All your layers are gorgeous and you've achieved the technique perfectly, the effect is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing on CC3C!

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  34. You've totally nailed it with this gorgeous tag/ card Jenny, love the added flower and ribbon embellishments too x

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  35. Fabulous tag, it really does look like wallpaper.
    Avril xx

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  36. Jenny, I just fell in love with your tag over at CC3C, and I was pretty sure I left a comment. Don't see it here, now that I'm getting a few minutes to visit AVJ (and play catch up), so I'll just say how truly inspiring your tag is...I love your wall paper effect, and appreciate your sharing your technique. Right now I am practicing my Jenny-inspired flowers! You're a doll!

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  37. I just found myself not breathing and had to remind myself to take a deep breath. I get so involved in watching your tutorial steps that I am totally captivated and cut off my oxygen supply. That's probably the oddest compliment you've ever received....nicely done!!
    hugs,
    Lisa

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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