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).
Monday, 21 August 2017
Friday, 18 August 2017
Hi I am Jannet from London, UK. I was surprised and delighted to have been included in the pinworthy choices, thank you so much. I have been crafting for as long as I can remember. I have many early memories of cutting up cornflakes boxes to make furniture for my Sindy doll. I am still guilty of collecting “useful” boxes.
One of my favourite colouring mediums is watercolours, so I was thrilled to discover that this month Amanda has chosen “Watercolour Wonder” for her theme.
After creating my watercolour background, I stamped the girl blowing a dandelion and used pressed gypsophila for the dandelion clock. I wound twine and cords at the base of the picture and slotted pressed gypsophila between them.
May all your wishes come true xx
My Blog is called Enchanted Place and I hope you will pop by for a visit.
Hello everyone! I’m very glad to be a guest designer in such a wonderful blog, it’s an honor for me! My name is Maria Loginova, I’m from Russia, from city called Saratov. I’m a wife and mother. I become acquainted with scrapbooking about 2.5 years ago, and since that time we are inseparable. I like that due to my favorite hobby I could be engaged in creativity and communicate with like-minded people all over the world.
I have made a canvas on a hoop for this task.
This work is based on old child photo of my husband and his mother. My idea was to emphasize sensitivity and tenderness of this photo.
I have used watercolor paints and distress ink pad for background as well as other mixed-media techniques.
I have prepared a detailed step-by-step tutorial for you for this project.
Hi, I'm Susi (aka froebelsternchen) living in the North of Austria. I started my journey in Mixed Media wonderland in 2003 with rubber stamping. Since this time I've become addicted to Mixed Media Art. My main focus - Art Journaling - gives me the freedom and all kinds of possibilities, playing and breaking the rules, in fact making my own. I am so excited to show you my Art –Journal spread , created for the ‘Watercolour Wonder’ Challenge here at A Vintage Journey.
I used dried plant material that I collected at one of my walks in our beautiful region and my trusty old Watercolour paint box.
Thank you to the "A Vintage Journey " Team for inviting me and for continuing to provide us all with wonderful inspiration.
For more details please visit my blog.
Amazing inspiration from our Pinworthies, thank you so much to Jannet, Maria and Susi for joining us this month and sharing their talents with us all! And we hope that all of you will also join us for our August Watercolour challenge, you have until September 1st to join in the fun so break out those watercolours and get creating! Can't wait to see what you link up and thank you again for stopping by today.
Monday, 14 August 2017
Product - texture paste
First layer for jar one was some Transparent Gloss Texture Paste applied through a harlequin stencil. Of course the paste goes on opaque, and then dries to transparency.
I was hoping that I'd be left with some clear "windows" for the candle to shine through. It didn't go quite according to plan in the end, but I like what I ended up with maybe even more so not to worry. Jar two had a layer even before the texture paste - some strips of tissue tape, which I thought would show through nicely.
And then the texture paste went over the top of the strips.
Jar one has its tissue tape around the neck instead. I quite like both looks!
At this point, I was enjoying the transparent texture over the transparent glass especially with the tissue tape strips showing through.
Later on I blended on some Walnut Stain and Gathered Twigs, I think, with maybe some Black Soot thrown in for good measure in places. From that I started cutting lots of foliage using the Tim Holtz thinlits. I loved these, even before I'd done anything with them!
And I preserved the paler card for cutting some wildflowers.
I started layering the foliage onto the jars from dark to light. Darker fronds and branches in the background...