This is a unique challenge blog where we are inspired by and focus on the Vintage; shabby; mixed-media; art journaling; industrial, timeworn and steampunk genres and encompass the talent, flair, expertise and ideas of many artists that we are inspired by. We welcome all types of projects - cards, journaling, assemblage, layouts, albums, atcs, altered art in fact whatever you want to share (as long as it is in good taste).
Friday, 22 September 2017
Monday, 18 September 2017
Our bag this month is filled with goodness:
Friday, 15 September 2017
Hi Everyone! My name is Angela Radford (Aka Felix the Crafty Cat) so pleased to have been chosen as one of your Pinworthy Guides for this project.
I live in Lincoln UK with my husband and our two Schnauzers, Maisie and Stan. I have been crafting in some form or another for as long as I can remember and was lucky enough to spend my working life teaching Textiles and Art. I must have tried just about every craft going over the years and mixed media is something that I love doing. I cannot resist trying new techniques and testing out new mediums that become available. I enjoy many different styles but Steampunk/Industrial, Vintage and Shabby Chic are my favourites.
The theme for this project is just my sort of thing and I have so enjoyed making my:
'Altered Art' Mini Journal.
I made this using empty boxes which had contained coffee pods. And this is were I ended up.
I used lots of Seth Apter's dies and stencils for this project. It was so much fun to make.
If you would like to see the full tutorial for making, it is available on my blog here.
Hope you enjoy looking and thanks for inviting me over.
Happy crafting, Angela xXx
Hello, I am Ioulia from Greece and I am so happy to be a Guest Designer
once again at “A Vintage Journey”. It is such an honour to be here today, thank you so much.
I loved painting and crafting from my early years, but instead of becoming an artist
I became an engineer who loves to create things in her free time.
So, crafting is my hobby. My passion is clay and texture in paintings.
I am impressed by new techniques and altered materials.
That's why, I love this month's theme "Altered art"
I created an altered steampunk ship with recycled objects.
Junk for some are treasure for me.
So, I filled a ship with altered treasures.
I used 3 tiny tuna tins, rusted screw, gears, wire, a damaged watch, pieces of wood,
a steel wire kitchen pot scrubber, nails, burnt lamps, twine, a battery basis,
a sea shell, an old chain and many others small items.
Some of them were made from clay.
Initially, I made the skeleton of the ship and then I filled the three cabins with treasures.
I hope you like it.
For more details and pictures, I would be glad if you visit my blog, julD handmade.
Also you can find me here:
Facebook: julD handmade
Pinterest: julD handmade
I’m so happy to be once more invited on AVJ , among this fabulous team ! Thanks so much!
I’m Lys and I live in a village in south west of France. After crafting had been here all my life, I discovered scrapbooking and built pages to cherish my family memories, then I jumped into Mixed Media some years ago. I found in my daily life many sources of inspiration, but most of them come from my sensations and feelings. My full time job – psychologist- makes me explore creative resources of people I meet and who need help, but I also need to express myself through creations to keep my mind balanced! So I go from feeling to small bits of this and that, and start to build a story…
When I saw the theme Alison chose for this month, I knew it would be hard to choose a substrate, as I hoard so many
“things-I-should-waste-now-but-which-could-be-perfect-for-a-project-I-will-make-some-day”! I chose the most obvious example: a broken glass which should have directly gone to the bin.
First I thought about filling the (nearly) globe, then, as I looked at the string bag which contained the shells I was working with for another project, it made me think of those ancient fishing floats that now are for decoration. This is what I came up with:
It seems the float has collected many things during its journey in the sea,
like seashells and oyster’s pearls… there’s even an octopus!
I will be happy to show you the process on my blog.
Monday, 11 September 2017
This month we are using the following products:
Hope you enjoyed the second leg of our journey. If you would like to see how Jennie was inspired on the first leg of our journey then you can see Jennie's fabulous step by steps HERE.
We have a fabulous challenge this month ALTERED ART hosted by Alison, the Creative Guides have created some wonderful pieces to inspire you this month.
Friday, 8 September 2017
In no particular order...
All the Challenge details and an inspirational gallery of projects created by some of the Creative Guides can be located here.
Monday, 4 September 2017
Let me introduce you to the wonderful things we are playing with this month:
I started with a chipboard base and used some old dressmaking patterns and loads of multi medium to create a textured background. I then applied three coats of Gesso and a little more texture along the bottom using a much loved stencil.
I then spritzed the whole lot with PaperArtsy Olive Tree Infusions and used loads of water to get this lighter effect. I love how there are tiny little flecks of orange in there too, so not all green!
Three of my travel bag items used at this stage.
Turning to resist techniques was my next step as I wanted to do something a little different. I have seen wax resist/faux batik techniques on Pinterest but have never tried it. I spent some time watching many videos. It was all fascinating but in the end I had to just get stuck in and have a go. There are no pictures of the process as it all happens rather quickly!
- the first step was to emboss a piece of wax paper (I used the Tim Holz Papillon Embossing Folder)
- secondly I placed this between two pieces of reasonably heavy cardstock
- thirdly I ironed the tag sandwich however do make sure you have them on a wood block so they don't sink into the ironing board ...... ! and yes do turn off the steam ...... ! (took me a few goes before I worked these out!)
You can't see much on the tags at this stage but when inked, or in this case spritzed with the Olive Tree Infusions beautiful batik style patterns emerge on the paper.
I die cut my leaves from the tags (using Tim Holtz's Tattered Leaves die) and then added Gathered Twigs Distress Ink around the edges to give them a little definition.
Then it was down to adding them to the background.
I added a little text paper (softened with a coat of watery gesso) to make the leaves more prominent .....
I also added some glass beads which look like water drops .......
This lovely quote seemed most appropriate.
And finally as I still have a few tough daisies left in the garden borders I decided to finish off with an Autumn flower.
Unfortunately since I made this little project we have had horrendous gales and torrential rain, so the falling leaves are not really falling but going in a rather horizontal direction past the house!
Thank you for stopping by for this short tutorial today. Do please pop back next Monday when another Creative Guide will be taking your through their use of the travel bag contents. And of course check out our new challenge ALTERED ART and the wonderful pieces made by the Creative Guides.