Thursday, December 28, 2017

December Tag Friday at A Vintage Journey

Whenever there is a 5th Friday in a month - we have a Tag Friday over at A Vintage Journey where several of the Creative Guides create tags for everyone's inspiration.  This month I'm one of the Creative Guides sharing a tag and here it is.
I started with my background which I created using the cling wrap technique.  I used a 12" x 14" piece of watercolor paper and 2 colors of acrylic paint - I used Americana acrylic paints in Mint Julep Green and Milk Chocolate.  I painted the colors on in broad strokes, brushing in different directions and kept adding watered down paint until the page was covered. (you want it to be a little wet)
Then I laid a piece of cling wrap (Saran Wrap) over the paper and scrunched it up pressing with my fingers.
I removed the cling wrap and let the panel dry, and got this lovely distressed look.
I die cut a piece of my painted panel using Tim's Tag and Bookplate die. I added several strips of washi tapes and stapled on 2 pieces of lace.
I stamped one of Alison's stamps from her EAB05 set by PaperArtsy onto the tag.  I cut a slightly larger piece of black cardstock and layered the tag to it.  I looped a piece of wrinkled seam tape through the hole.
 I colored 3 Mirrored Stars with Adirondack Lettuce Ink and added them to the tag.
I colored the Paperdoll girls using Ranger Distress Markers in Brushed Corduroy, Peeled Paint and Spun Sugar and popped them onto the tag with foam dots.  I added several Metallic Quotations/Quotes stickers.
So please stop by the A Vintage Journey Blog today and be inspired by all the Tag Friday Tags the Creative Guides have created for you! 

Stamps:  Alison Bomber Eclecctica3 set EAB05 - PaperArtsy
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Paper:  Canon Water Color Paper, True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Tag and Bookplate Die - Tim Holtz/Alterations, wrinkled seam tape, Adirondack Lettuce Alcohol Ink, foam dots, washi tapes, Ranger Distress Markers Brushed Corduroy, Peeled Paint, Spun Sugar, Idea-ology Paper Dolls, Mirrored Hearts, Trimmings/Lace, Metallic Stickers/Quotations, Mini Stapler,  Cling Wrap, brush, water, Americana Acrylic Paints Mint Julep Green and Milk Chocolate.


Redanne said...

Oooh, the mint and chocolate are wonderful together and I just love the beautiful background you created, such a simple but very effective technique! Alison's sentiment is the perfect finishing touch. Wishing you all the very best for the New Year Julia! Hugs, Anne xx

sarascloset said...

Julia, I agree with Anne, those colors work so beautifully together and your background is delicious! I love that technique, and you have done a fabulous job with it. Sadly, I'm a bit impatient waiting for the paint to dry! Those paper dolls have never looked better all dolled up and surrounded by those perfect embellishments! Great design! Happy New Year! Thank you for a year of inspiration and friendship! Hugs!

Astrid Maclean said...

Just gorgeous Julia, and such a great colour combo!! Perfect use of those two little sweeties and thanks so much for a reminder of the cling film background technique! It's one of my absolute favourites that I quite forgot about....

All the best for a healthy, happy and creative 2018!!

SewPaperPaint said...

What a great background technique Julia! So incredibly cool. I love the brown/green color combo and your amazing layering. Happy New Year and hugs, Autumn

nancy littrell said...

Oh My..LOVE your distressed Vintage Tag design, Julia. Your vintage girls look like they had so much fun playing outside in the dirt. Loved their rumpled, soiled dresses (that would be me!). Luckily, I got to play in my jeans and still do! Loved your color choices and Cling Wrap Acrylic technique. TFS your photos too. After a week of camping at the beach and hiking in the woods, I am still doing laundry:-) Now after seeing your totally awesome tag...I want to stamp!!! TFS and always inspiring me my friend. Hugs..and Happy Creative New Years!

Kelly S. said...

Oh it's so beautiful, Julia! Just found this vintage challenge blog and might try my hand at something :)!

froebelsternchen said...

This is so very BEAUTIFUL !
Happy New Year to you!
oxo Susi

Sharli Schaitberger said...

WOW! I learned so much in this small post - and am very grateful to you for sharing your creativity! It never occurred to me that alcohol INK would color shiny things (I knew that Copics would). I need to think outside the box a little more often, apparently!
The tag looks great! That base paper is delicious!

Christine Alexander said...

Gorgeous Julia, I love your cling wrap background with acrylic paint. the Colour are perfect for an antique/distressed look. Love it :)

Brenda Brown said...

A brilliant background and colour scheme. Love the paper dolls and sentiment.
Happy New Year xxx

butterfly said...

Oh Julia, I absolutely adore this tag! The fresh, vivid greens and those fabulous washi stripes make it so dynamic and eye-catching, and then the lovely Paper Dolls, perfect for the words... it's a complete treat!
Alison xx

Bonnie said...

What fun techniques, Julia! The stars add extra fun! Happy New Year!

Jennie Atkinson said...

What a stunner of a tag Julia ! I adore the colour combination and just love that wonderful cling wrap background. Just fabulous ! Wishing you a very happy and continuingly creative 2018 xxx

A Pink said...

Absolutely Stunning! Julia. The cling film background is just fabulous and so effective and you have dressed it so perfectly adding the dramatic black and white washis, lace and the adorable paper dolls. Design and execution are spot on!

Wishing you a very happy healthy New Year!
Hugs x

Nikki Acton said...

Great design Julia - wonderful layout over your cling wrap background! xx