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.