Friday, 7 June 2019

Tissue Paper is the challenge theme for June over at A Vintage Journey

Hi everyonexx As mentioned in my last post we have a new challenge theme for June over at the A Vintage Journey Blog. My lovely teamie and  dear friend Astrid is this month's challenge host and here's what she has to say about the challenge :
"There are many different ways you can incorporate tissue paper into your project - create texture by scrunching it up, stain it, paint it, wax it, stamp on it, emboss on it. You could use cheap tissue from the supermarket, recycle gift wrapping tissue, or even use old dressmaking patterns. Just remember to create in one of our preferred styles of vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk."
I have used a tissue napkin, separating the layers of tissue before adhering to the substrate with a glue medium.
 Gesso was applied to the large jumbo tag and one of Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Bookboard Frames.
The words Paris and Carte Postal, Fleur De Lys and date were stencilled using some Thats Crafty Light Texture Paste through Andy Skinner's stencil.
 Whilst the texture paste was drying I prepared my napkin, separating the tissue layers then trimming to fit.
 Some Decoart Timeless Chalk Paint was painted on to the Jumbo Tag and a coat of Decoart Raw Sienna was applied to the bookboard frame. Once dry Thats Crafty Crackle Glaze was applied to both substrates.
 A coat of Decoart Chalk Paint in Lace was then thinly applied to the tag and Bookboard with amazing effect.
 The tissue napkin was adhered using Ranger Glue medium and I thought that adding some torn pieces of tissue added to the aged effect I was trying to create. I love that the crackle can be seen through the tissue x
 Various Distress Inks, Vintage Photo, Bundles sage, Walnit Stain and Fired brick were gently applied over the tag and bookboard.
 Then some gilding wax on the raised stencilled areas.
Finally some charcaol was applied and blended around some of the waxed words/numbers.
Some  TH Idea-ology Paper Dolls with trasparent wings attached along with flowers  and a large butterfly from  TH Botanical Ephemera  and a chipboard quote completed the shabby vintage appeal I was trying to create.
I would like to enter this jumbo tag in to the challenge theme over at the Frilly and Funkie Blog, where the challenge is "Embellishments, Trinkets and Trims "
My embellishments are Tim's Idea-ology Paper Dolls, Botanical Ephemera, Quote chips and lace as well as some vintage ribbon at the top of the Ranger Jumbo Tag.

For even more inspiration please click HERE, which will take you over to theAVJ blog where you can see all the inspiration provided by my fellow Creative Guides xx
Thanks again for dropping in as its lovely to know you have visited and as always I will get back to you to view your crafty makes too xx

Huge hugs and Happy Crafting xx
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  1. Love, love your tag Annie. Such wonderful texture and colors. I love the crackle but have yet to be successful with it. Thanks for sharing all the details of your lovely tag. Hugs, S@ndy

  2. Gorgeous tag, love the vintage look, and all the beautiful details. Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

  3. Oh Annie your tag is out of this world!! Using one of my favourite stencils, colours of chalkpaint and paper napkins, you have brought it all together just brilliantly, - a new favourite for sure and I can't wait to see it i.r.l!!!
    Huge hugs and thanks so much for playing in the challenge!

  4. A beautiful tag Annie, the textures look lovely and the vintage detail looks great.
    Yvonne xx

  5. A really fabulous tag, Annie . Love the neutral tones and all that gorgeous crackle. You always make such lovely projects with napkins and this is definitely one of them. Its a beauty

    Hope you have a lovely weekend x

  6. Such an amazing make! I loved seeing it all come together, the tissue paper and the worn vintage look that you created is stunning 😁. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a happy Friday and weekend! Jo x

  7. What a Wonderful Tag Anne, Love the crackle frame Done with the tissue. Lots of interesting bits and pieces making it complete. Hugs Mum xxx

  8. Your tag really does have a wonderful vintage vibe to it Annie, I just love the neutral tones, the gorgeous crackle and those adorable little dolls with the wings - really beautiful. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Anne xx

  9. What a lovely tag Annie! So pretty with that added frame and the lace along the bottom! a wonderful use of a tissue napkin on your background! xx

  10. What a stunning vintage tag, Annie. The gentle neutrals are delicious, and all that amazing crackle gives it a perfect antique look. I love the stencilled texture of the words too.
    Alison x

  11. This is such a gorgeous vintage antique tag Annie! I love what you did with the napkin (I have those as well !) and the little pieces on the crackled frame look fabulous. Love it! Jennie x

  12. Annie, thank you so much for your visit to m y blog. You will love doing Eco-Dye and see your results .
    I love this adorable tag, with Tim`s sweet girls visiting Paris , beautiful details and the neutrals always speak to me .
    Best wishes , Dorthe xxo

  13. Oh, my goodness, Annie! this is soooo pretty! I love your crackled elements and how you've used the napkin tissue. The stenciling is a fabulous touch, and your entire piece has a lovely vintage shabby chic feel to it. Gorgeous and a new favorite from your talented hands! Hugs!

  14. Wow! What a wonderful vintage feeling you added to your tag! your use of Tissue paper is absolutely fantastic, love the neutral tones too! barbara

  15. Wonderful tag. Lots of detail. I especially love the crackle effect on the frame.

  16. Amazing detail. Above & beyond! It is adorable to see

  17. Lovely Annie - I need those napkins - and adore how you have used them creating a wonderful centrepiece for your frame. Great job xxx

  18. I'm so excited to see you entered this into the Frilly and Funkie Embellishments, Trinkets and Trims challenge, Annie! It' such a beautiful way to use your lovely trims! As I've said earlier, this is a favorite for me! Hugs!

    1. Congratulations on being one of the TOP 3 picks at Frilly and Funkie in our Embellishments, Trinkets and Trims challenge, Annie! So well deserved! Hugs!

  19. What a beautiful and delicate tag Annie! I love the crackled framing effect and how you used gilding wax on the raised stenciled areas. So beautifil!!
    Hugs, Ann xx

  20. WOW!!! A new favorite! LOVE the texture paste wording and the crackle! So elegant and chic and yet vintage! LOVE every detail! I hope you are having a wonderful summer and all is well!

  21. What a fantastic tag Annie! I love the way you've altered the frame to coordinate and layer beautifully over the tag and your choice of embellishments with the vintage lace at the bottom work perfectly. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

  22. Your tag is stunning! I love the soft colors and all the textures.


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