Friday, 1 September 2017

Vintage for Mixed Media Monthly #40

Hello friends and happy September to you. It's the first of the month, and of course that means a new challenge at Mixed Media Monthly. Our theme this month is Vintage.
Well regulars will know that I love vintage, so I had great fun making this little folio But before I show you more, here is our graphic for the month:
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But now onto my project, I had great fun making it and it is quick and easy to do.

It is a folded bit of manila card stock with a thin (1/8") scored spine, to allow room to decorate the inside.
I collaged the front with a torn, stamped ephemera piece and some of Tim Holtz's paper dolls.
For the inside I created two panels, with further collage elements, either stamped or from my stash and of course twwo further paper dolls.
The background for the collage was created by first adding texture paste through a stencil and when the paste was dry, colouring with a mix of Distress xide and normal Distress inks, plus some background stamping. Below a few close ups still:

The crackle effect was created by stamping a crackle stamp in Antique Linen Doxide over te darker background.
Before glueing the panels to the backing card, I adhered a ribbon underneath to be able to close the little folio.
And that was pretty much it. A fun little project that could make a nice gift for a friend, specially if you tuck a gift card inside.

Well, like usual, thank you for your visit and don't forget to visit the Mixed Media Monthly blog to see what my talented teamies have created and to get the complete low down on the challenge.
Have a great month everyone!


butterfly said...

It's lovely to have you back online! What a gorgeous little vintage wallet, full of delightful images and delicious textures. Great inspiration for a lovely theme!
Alison x

froebelsternchen said...

Fantastic textures and lovely images on this wonderful project! WOW!
Happy weekend Astrid!

brenda said...

Beautiful work as always Astrid, I never fail to be inspired by my visits here.

B x

Let's Art Journal said...

What an amazing little folio you have created and I love the new Vintage theme too and can see why it appeals to you 😉. I thought the outside was stunning and then you go and show the inside pages, wow! I love the textures you created using the texture paste and crackle stamp and the vintage embellishments are perfect! It's so beautiful and would make an excellent gift for someone. Wishing you a lovely weekend and Happy Travels! J 😊

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous techniques and a beautiful project, loved the covers as well as the inside pages.
Yvonne xx

Helen Wallace said...

A wonderful small folio, chock full of dreamy vintage images. Love the crackle and texture, as well as the inspired use of ephemera, metal and ribbon. Always a pleasure to see what you've been creating Astrid. TFS

Maryann Laursen said...

What an awesome little wallet here Astrid. Sooo beautiful and perfect made as always, and I love the structure and the colors on it really much too.
Hope you´re having a wonderful time right now and enjoy what you´re doing. Take care and have a lot of fun.

chrissie said...

A very beautiful project with wonderful textures and images.

Hope you are having a terrific time

Love Chrissie xx

Brenda Brown said...

Love your beautifully textured piece, just gorgeous textures, colours and wonderful paper dolls xxx

Redanne said...

Oh, I love your little folio, the outside is lovely but the inside is just exquisite, with all that wonderful texture and the paper dolls and collage are just the icing on the cake! Wonderful! Hugs, Anne xx

Dorthe said...

Love your vallet Astrid, so wonderfully textured, and beautiful many sweet image details, inside. Love the colors you used, and of course the paper dolls :-)
Wonderful to have you back, and hope you brought back lots of memories to treasure :-)
Hugs, Dorthe

suzyb said...

Excellent little project Astrid, love the colours and the textures and of course those great paper dolls! Such inspiration for us all.

sarascloset said...

Great project, Astrid! Your rich backgrounds always melt my heart! the collaged paper dolls look so pleasing in their collages! Love this, as always! Hugs!

sarascloset said...

PS I forgot to say you are a creative genius to use your crackle stamp like that and it looks like dimensional crackle! Great tip to file away for future use!

Annie said...

What a gorgeous folio Astrid and I so love each page, so full of amazing details in your wonderful artistic style xx

Sending my best wishes dear friend
Annie xx

Marjut said...

Beautiful project. Love the textures and design.

Jackie PN said...

WOW and WOW!!!
Gorgeous Astrid!! I am loving the black background and the textures a on the green backgrounds! Your work is always so full of interest and detail- Lovely,my friend!
Jackie xx

Julia Aston said...

What a great folio design Astrid - wonderful vintage images, great textures and colors on each surface! Julia xx

UplayOnline said...

What a gorgeous folio Astrid and I so love each page, so full of amazing details in your wonderful artistic style xx


Jane Elizabeth France said...

such an adorable little folio, thank you for the gorgeous inspiration

Alicja said...

this is beautiful!

Lys said...

I love the textures you gave to this project. The crackle stamp is used beautifully.

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Beautiful folio Astrid, very inspiring.
I love the vintage colors you have created ... just gorgeous!!

Maria Lillepruun said...

Such a nice creation!

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous. What fun with the paper dolls. Hugz

sanpiseth40 said...

The crackle stamp is used beautifully.


Karen said...

This is gorgeous! I love the wonderful rich colours and beautiful texture. I thought you had used crackle paste so thank you for the crackle and distress oxide tip, something I will remember to try Karen x

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