Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Some grungy fun....

Hello friends and visitors, hope the new year is going well for you so far!
My mojo has been pretty low recently, so I thought it was time for just some play time and this was the result:
This started with a manila tag. My lovely blog friend Donna gifted me loads of these (thank you Donna)!!
It was a mop up tag and had some colour on it already. I added some random strips of book paper.
Covered it with a mix of gesso and crackle paste. As I was working on another tag at the same time, some splats of ink landed on it too....
While doing the final stages of the drying process with my heatgun, lovely bubbles started to appear, - all good for this type of project.
A mix of Decoart Media paints and various sprays added colour, the art stones and threads that are all the rage at the moment added more texture.
The sentiment is also a 7 Dots Studio label.
The vintage image is from a 7 Dots Studios Cold Country collection. I edged it with Stampendous Aged Silver EP.
The sentiment is also from the 7Dots studio Cold Country collection
I trimmed the top of the tag, mounted it onto a mini canvas and that was pretty much it.


Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely tag, love the texture. I have some of those art stones, too - as I struggled to unscrew the jar, they flew all over the floor....but still have a few left. Hugs, Valerie

Glennis F said...

Very beautiful

chrissie said...

An amazing tag and the bubbles are such a great addition. It all looks very different with the many effects

Love Chrissie xx

froebelsternchen said...

That's right on my alley Astrid - love the look and thank you for showing the step by step as well!
Happy week!
oxo Susi

Sugar Lump Studios said...

this is really awesome Astrid! what a cool technique!

Dorthe said...

So wonderful, the image goes so well with the black and grey stones,Astrid , as if something bad had happened to her. Love the frame you gave her !!
Dorthe xoxo

Corrie Herriman said...

This is so very beautiful Astrid ! Love all the texture !
Corrie x

Paper Profusion said...

You've no mojo trouble Astrid as this looks really fantastic. Superb aging effects!! Nicola x

Rita said...

Fabulous abstract art. I love it so much. Hugs Rita xxxx

Annie said...

Scrumptious textures Astrid and the colours are wonderful x great image too xx TFS and hugs
Annie xx

Hope we can get together soon x email some dates that are suitable and I will get back to you xx

Meggymay said...

Looks like you had some fun making this project Astrid. Its a fantastic grungy piece.
Yvonne xx

mamablitger said...

Astrid as always you show how talented you are... Creating this lovely grungy tag just by playing....hm ... Thats amazing. I love your style so much. Love the texture, the colors and the overall look. Thank you so much for sharing this fabulous project.
Hugs from Monica

Seth said...

Such great texture. I can almost feel it online.

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a great art work again dear Astrid , I just love all that structure , it really looks beautiful with the older picture !!Great vintage project to be proud of!!

Have fun !!

Gaby Bee said...

Gorgeous texture, Astrid! Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing your creative process!

Gaby xo

Helen Wallace said...

You just mentioned the word "Play" and Mr Mojo appeared apparently! A fabulous vintage tag with lots of delicious texture. Love that image; I must check out our local supplier to source some for myself; you really showcased her so beautifully. Especially love the silver frame. TFS

Maryann Laursen said...

As always such an amazing piece of art here Astrid. I also think, that some of our best work actually is madse, when we´re just playing around and don´t have a lot of expectations and you prove that right here big time. I love it.

Pamellia said...

Absolutely stunning Astrid! I love all the different textures, layers and layers of amazing products creating such a wonderful effect! Beautiful image, so vintage and a perfect focal piece. hugs :)

Jackie PN said...

Gorgeous play Astrid! And I am here to say, your mojo seems pretty right on to me! heehee
Jackie xx

Redanne said...

I think your mojo is definitely back, this is a real stunner Astrid, I love the gorgeous crackled and bubbled background and you did such a fabulous job framing the image, it reminds me of an old worn out, but beautiful vintage frame - gorgeous!! Hugs, Anne xx

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

What a result from just playing!!! LOVE this...looks like an old rotten tree hole...sublime texture! Thank you so much for the resent visit and words of encouragement!!! I truly am thankful for you!

Mrs.B said...

Looks like you enjoyed your playtime, such a fabulous tag, love the texture with the art stones.
Avril xx

butterfly said...

Glad to hear you took some playtime for yourself, and I hope you enjoyed it. I'm certainly enjoying the results - fabulous texture with a wonderfully shimmery light against the dark depths in between. Beautiful, if melancholy - I love it.
Alison x

Margaret Mifsud said...

Fabulous result from your playtime Astrid. Your mojo is definitely back and raring to go!! Loooveee this .. the textures are totally amazing and I love the silver edging around the focal image .. it looks like an antique brooch .. gorgeous!! Absolutely stunning vintage piece!! xx

A Pink said...

Now thats creating with full mojo running ! An absolute stunner Astrid . Love with a capital L .

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