Friday 29 June 2018

Tag Friday at A Vintage Journey

Hello friends, it's a 5th Friday of the month and that means the team at A Vintage Journey are sharing tags they have made just for fun.
Here is mine:
I am heavily into junk journaling at the moment, so I created a tag that could be incorporated into my journal.

I'll give you a brief run down how I went about making my tag and then I'll show you how it fits into my journal.

So I started with a cast off tag after a session playing with my geli plate. I added some distress oxides using mostly blue tones and then did a few sprays with Distress Spray in Ground Espresso.
It was a bit too dark for my liking so I stamped a text background stamp in embossing ink and then embossed with Wow Opaque White EP.
I added some collage elements until I was happy with the way it looked, using some tea-dyed paper, ephemera scraps, washi tape a paper doll etc.
Below a few close ups, I think this style works best if you layers several layers of paper and tape over each other.
 I also rolled up some scraps of ephemera for the gypsy lady to sit on, I propped her up on the back with some bits of waste board.
I finished the back off also, as the tag will be fitted into my journal with washi, so both sides can be used and seen.
And here you can see how the tag fits into my Midori size journal. I call it my everyday journal, as I journal in it on most days.
Here you can see the front of the tag
The journal itself was decorated with more washi. Oh and if you are wondering, I always put a layer of clear gesso over my washi tapes, that way you can both stamp and stencil over it, and write on it easier too.
Here is the back with the right side page of the journal.
Alright, that's it for today, Thanks for dropping by and if you have not been yet, do check out the tags my teamies have created, plenty of inspiration there. All you need to do is CLICK HERE.
Have a great weekend


My name is Erika. said...

I need to check out this vintage journey. Your tag is gorgeous. I like the white script stamp. It really makes it look like you used a piece of paper. You are really good at that vintage look. Have a great weekend Astrid. Hugs-Erika

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful tag Astrid, and it fits so well to the lovely pages in your journal. Hugs, Valerie

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

This really is beautiful Astrid, white embossed script always seems to give a new meaning to backgrounds. Those layers and how you have decorated the background too has given it a multipurpose and it fits in with your junk journal like a glove. I adore it.
Creative wishes for the weekend Tracey xx

Brenda Brown said...

The white embossing over the dark background really pops and I love the ephemera collection of bits. Your tag is fabulous and a lovely addition to your journal xxx

Words and Pictures said...

A beauty! I love the intricate white text against the dark shadows of the background - such a great effect - and the tag looks perfect in your everyday journal. The misty greys of the surrounding pages are really pretty too, and make the tag pop so well.
Alison x

Maryann Laursen said...

Sooo gorgeous tags here again Astrid. You just always makles such amazing work, no matter what you´re doing and these looks amazing.
Have a wonderful week-end ahead now and lots of fun too I hope.

sarascloset said...

You have created exceptional beauty on your tag, Astrid! I love the pop of white EP against that mysterious dark background and your collage is just right. You've chosen the perfect PD to finish it off. Looks great against the pages you've added it to! Sending hugs!

froebelsternchen said...

I love the way you made the tag and I love the way you incorporated the tag to your journal ! Fantastic !
Happy weekend dear Astrid!
Hugs, Susi

A Pink said...

Fabulous Tag , Astrid . Love the darker tones of the background and how the white embossing 'pops'and your collaged elements are perfectly arranged to give great balance and design .

Hugs x

Annie said...

Love this tag Astrid and I agree the white embossing looks fabulous against the dark background x The lady looks very comfortable and thank you for sharing your lovely Midori journal too...pages are wonderful

Have a lovely weekend
Annie xx

Patty O'Malley said...

Wonderful tag, Astrid!

Dorthe said...

Soo love the white text, Astrid, makes a totally new tag- and is the most beautiful background for your collaged side, and the woman.
Beautiful background, too- and looks so at home in your journal.
A wonderful visit here :-)
Dorthe, xx

Darnell said...

This is so far out of my comfort zone, I might as well be on the moon, but I sure do love to see the amazing art you create, Astrid! Every photo is mesmerizing to me! Great tip about gessoing over Washi tape!! Hugs, Darnell

S@ndy Diller said...

What a great addition to your journal this tag will make. Love all the details and the white script is stunning. Hugs, Sandy

Deb said...

Wow Astrid, adore your dark DOX background with the pop of the white embossing and all of the wonderful embellishments you added to it complement it perfectly. What a fabulous addition to your beautiful journal, what a work of art! Deb xo

Julia Aston said...

Your tag background makes me think of a school blackboard with a very complicated dissertation written on it!! And the school mistress sitting sternly on the edge of her desk! What a wonderful design - front and back and it looks lovely in your junk journal! Julia xx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Loving the tag and that gorgeous journal. I need to pop over to The Vintage Journey next. Have a great weekend, Angela xXx

Anonymous said...

so inspirational

Let's Art Journal said...

Beautiful tag and journal pages 😁. Thanks for sharing your creative process too! I loved how you lightened the tag with the white embossing (the stamp you used is lovely too) and also the tip about adding clear gesso over the washi tape so you can draw and stamp on it 😁. Guess what I'll be ordering later this morning 😉. Wow, those rich coloured wax seals look amazing too and now I'm wondering if you made them by melting your own wax and stamping them too. I hope you had a lovely week and enjoy your weekend! J 😊 x

Redanne said...

A truly beautiful tag Astrid, I love the white embossing over the dark base and the back of the tag looks wonderful too. The wax seals really caught my eye too, I love the crown one - I have had a seal set for years and never used it, must look it out now as it makes a real statement in your journal! Hugs, Anne xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Your journal pages are always a joy to behold and this one is no exception - I love the tag and the way it fits into your journal - the seal is the crowning glory(forgive the pun!) Hugs, Chrisx

Jackie PN said...

How wonderful your tag turned out! And to see where it started is very cool. I too love the addition of the white embossing- great choice! And i kinda think this lady and the darker tones go together real well! Love the rolled paper idea! I must start using my Tim peoples! heehee
Thanks for the inspiration,my friend!
Jackie xo

Dolly B said...

I LOVE your tag as I do your junk journal, beautiful work

Jennie Atkinson said...

Such a gorgeous tag Astrid - both sides! and I love how you have placed it in your journal. The background is really superb and those dark colours really set off the embellishments. Fabulous!! xxx

Helen Wallace said...

A truly beautiful tag with the white script on the dark background. The Gypsy woman looks right at home among the ephemera and your vintage style is always inspiring. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

SewPaperPaint said...

Astrid, I am a HUGE fan of white embossing and against your awesome dark background it is even more stunning! It's almost NEXT tag Friday and I'm just getting around... Where does the time go? But I had to say how much I love this my friend. Big hugs, Autumn

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