Friday, September 6, 2013

Vintage Tag

This tag is made using a piece of cardboard, gesso-ed it and then went crazy with paints :-)

Supply list:
Traditional burnt Sienna  DA223
Traditional burnt Umber DA 221
Lamp (ebony) black DA 067
Light buttermilk DA 164

first I painted the tag using Light Buttermilk, let dry and stamped the images on the tag using Archival Jet black ink. Let dry.
Then I coloured the stamps using Caran d'ache coloured pencils and blended using odourless white spirit.
Careful cause the white spirit disolves when blending the pencil, so it's a bit harder to do than colouring on paper.
Let dry, cause the blending wets the paint a bit
Then I added a layer of weathered wood. Let dry again (lol you do need some patience for this)
The top layer is traditional burnt Sienna. Watch it crack, but don't let dry completly.
Carefully whipe of the top layer on the spots you want the stamps to show.
Let dry again.
Then I sanded a bit, and  added a bit lamp black. The final step is to glaze the whole tag using a mixture of Glazing Medium and traditional burnt umber.
I will enter this tagin the following challenges


  1. Beautiful! Love all the vintage colours and textures hugs x

  2. Lovely tag. Love all the colors. Thanks for sharing with us at Simply Create Too. Hugs, Gale DT