Monday, 19 January 2015

Tag Monday at a Vintage Journey

Hello dear friends, followers and visitors. Thanks for your visit on this chilly Monday. Today the design team at A Vintage Journey are sharing tags. Please make sure to hop over, there are some amazing samples! Here is mine:
I'll do a quick step by step to share my process with you:
I started with a size 10 tag and covered one side with two different texture pastes, Ranger and Finnabair's Art Extravagance Texture Paste White Sand, I wanted to see what difference there would be.
On the bottom is the Ranger Paste, it dries white and like Tim has pointed out, takes colour almost like paper. At the top the Sand paste dries clear, more or less, leaving you with sand texture. I scraped both pastes on with a palette knife and then pressed an old text stamp into the Ranger paste, for some additional texture.
When dry I sprayed both pastes with a mix of Stormy Sky and Vintage Photo Distress Stain Sprays.
As you can see, they take colour quite differently. Well good to know, but not the effect I really wanted, so out came some Luminarte Silks and Decoart Media acrylics, to blend it all together a bit better.

Getting better and I love the luminous effect of the Silks.
Time to address the other side of the tag:

A piece of old book paper and some more addition of colours,this time with the help of both Distress Inks and some more of the Decoart Paint, to cover the areas of Mat Medium I had used to adhere my paper and which now acted as a resist to the ink.

Next came the embellishments:
One of the stamps from the Classics 19 set, stamped in Coffee Archival and then torn around the edges, plus a butterfly, an old stamp (I don't know the make) coloured of course with the same colours of Distress. I also added one of the Industrious Sticker frames and high lighted some of the textures with my beloved Treasure Gold in White Fire.
.Some close ups for additional elements: rusty pen nib and word band, both Ideaology pieces, along the bottom, together with some Tissue Tape.

A bottlecap, die cut from thick card, coloured first with Vintage Photo, then some Clear Rock Candy Crackle paint and finally some Decoart Antiquing Cream plus a chit chat sticker and finally...
 the Butterfly mounted onto the frame. I went over it with some Decoart Interference paint, which is translucent but adds amazing shimmer. On the photo it looks as if it is all over the place, but I actually only added it to the wings of the butterfly. (I had to use a flash, because it gets dark here so early).

Anyway, that's it. Hope you will hop over to see what my teamies have made, - I promise you will not be disappointed.

Thank you so much for visiting like always and see you next time!

Have a creative week!!


51 comments:

  1. Huge fan of DecoArt products, so lovely to see you using them on your Tag. You make decorating your Tag look so easy, i will try the stamping into texture paste again using DecoArt crackle paint just to see what happens, you always get great results!

    Colour palette is sumptuous, warm and lush. Your layers and embellishments fantastic, the butterfly looks gorgeous with the small amount of Interference Paint.

    Enjoyed my visit and have been inspired once again Astrid! :-) xxx

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  2. Oh, my! That butterfly and the background textures are fabulous! Thank you for the step outs on the different pastes, and how you reconciled them for the effect you wanted - I am intrigued by this interference paint, as I am with anything shiny :-) Thank you for your inspiring work! xx Lynn

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  3. I do always love the steps you share, Astrid! Needless to say your tag and the texture all equal one stunning creation! Love those rich colors and the butterfly is a great touch! Hugs!

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  4. Again sooooo beautifull. I love your colors! Have a nice week Astrid!

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  5. What an impressive tag Astrid. Your colour mix is fabulous and thank you to for the brilliant tutorial. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

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  6. Such amazing techniques to add delicious textures to this stunning tag. Thank you for sharing how you made it

    Love Chrissie

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  7. What a gorgeous tag ... fantastic to see it's progress... thank you so much for sharing all your fantastic pieces and techniques with us!
    Happy New Week Astrid!

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  8. Amazing project here again Astrid. So beautiful and a real masterpiece. I love all the textures and the colors are outstanding and very very beautiful. You are such an amazing artist hun, that´s for sure.

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  9. A lovely thought provoking quote today Astrid and one really gorgeous tag. Every time I look at your pieces artwork I want to go get grungy but somehow I never quite achieve your level of perfection.

    B x

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  10. such great textures and colours, love all the grungy look :)

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  11. Gorgeous textured tag Astrid,superbly created as usual
    Love the quote too,very thought provoking
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  12. I love it when I have to really look to see the techniques and on this tag I certainly did. I also like it when I have to look closely to identify all the components. Those little voyages of discovery are such a joy for me. thanks as always for sharing.

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  13. Wow Astrid, this is just gorgeous! I love the two different looks you ended up with using those two texture pastes! That sand paste looks fabulous! Love the framed stamp and your butterfly, so vintage and beautiful! Another stunning make! hugs :)

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  14. Your tags are always a delight ... Love the textures with the different paste

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  15. A beautiful tag, Astrid. Thank you for sharing information on the two texture pastes. There are so many pastes out there that I wonder what the difference is. You've cleared up that question for these two!

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  16. Gorgeous as always. I love the sand texture, I have given a try as well, it's great. Take good care, Shirleyxx

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  17. Wow Astrid! what a gorgeous background you created! love the textures and colors on this beautiful tag!

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  18. Fantastic, Astrid! I especilly LOVE the grungy look of your tag! Just brilliant!

    Gaby xox

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  19. The coloring of the textures is gorgeous!

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  20. Stunning tag, created with the textured pastes, and the silks,- dear Astrid- one thing is the wonderful products, but it also takes an artist using them like you , getting such amazing results.
    It looks gorgeous !!!
    Hugs from Dorthe

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  21. Great to see all your process on this inspirational tag.
    Julie x

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  22. So beautiful... all my favourite things made even more magical Astrid-style. You just keep knockin'em out of the park!!
    Alison xx

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  23. Beautiful as always, Astrid !
    Corrie x

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  24. Beautiful!
    Love the colours on your texture paste test
    The silks certainly transformed them love the mineral metallic effect
    Fabulous with the beautiful butterfly detail
    Inspirational as always

    Jools x

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  25. Beautiful tag - and I love the colors and textures you've mixed - wonderful. Thanks for sharing the step-by-step!

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  26. Your tag is sumptuous Astrid, gorgeous colours and the hint of shine is so pretty on the butterfly. I haven't tried the Interference from my box yet but if this what it does I will try it soon! Hugs, Anne xx

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  27. Beautiful tag Astrid, awesome textures and colours.
    Yvonne

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  28. You had me at the word texture!
    The combination of the two pastes is a lovely effect especially when enhanced with the Silks and DecoArt paints. The patina is stunning.
    So very beautiful.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  29. Your work is just amazing. I love this tag. Beautiful job!

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  30. This is a truly mouth agaping creation! You really do such amazing things and thank you so much for sharing some of your magic! Chrisx

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  31. Another stunning background piece.

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  32. Astrid, I love how you applied the pastes and then colored them- Stunning texture and color!
    Thanks so much for sharing your step outs- I love to watch how you create! hugs ")

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  33. Wow!! This is scrumptious Astrid!! Love the deep rich colours and the texture is awesome!! Thank you for sharing your process too!! Stunning work!! ox

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  34. Absolutely delicious Astrid. Love that touch of bookprint in the corner to balance the textured side. Jenny x

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  35. Beautiful tag, love the texture of it!
    Groetjes Karin

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  36. I love this tag the texture pastes look amazing and the silks really highlight and show it off. Thank you for the inspiration Dee x

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  37. Fabulous tag Astrid with such a wonderful mixture of gorgeous vintage colours. Very interesting seeing the different textures on the left hand side of the tag and what you did with them! Jennie x

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  38. Great tag - wonderful textures of course but love how you have combined lots of mediums to get the effects you desire. Nikki xx

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  39. Gorgeous tag, Astrid!! All of the layers of textures that you've used are awesome! The colors of stains and paints that you've used are gorgeous!! Lovely!! XOXO-Shari

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  40. What a stunning tag! Astrid. Love the beautiful textures and colors on the background. :)

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  41. So fantastic, a wonderful textured background.

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  42. stunning make - I love all the detail you showed us Astrid - wonderful colours and texture. Big Hugs Rachel xx

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  43. As always, another beautiful work of art!!! Simply gorgeous and TFS the details. I want to try some of them for myself. LOL

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  44. Beautiful tag Astrid. Loved the step by step pictures. Great to see the different textures of the pastes. Thanks for sharing.
    Avril x

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  45. A stunning tag Astrid and the colours, textures look wonderful. Amazing details and a great step by step

    TFS and crafty hugs Annie x

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  46. WOW dear Astrid, what a wonderful designed art work!I Thanks for sharing the lot of process photos.
    Admiring hugs Anja

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  47. Gorgeous tag. Love the texture and colours. Happy crafting, Angela x

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  48. I love the textures and mixed-media effects you have created Astrid, a fabulous tag. xxx

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