Friday, 5 February 2016

Designer Gents!

Industrial designer gents no less! 

Hello everyone and here we are at the start of another challenge at A Vintage Journey and this month we are challenging you to go


Industrial!

Use your foil, tape or metallic card stocks with your texture fades/embossing folders to create an industrial creation all your own. Whether its a background or bloom or anything, don't limit your paint colour to black - the industrial technique looks great with all colours of paints!




Black … hmmm …. well you know how it is … you just get carried away on a rush of creativity and before you know it … yes, it's black!




I've got a bit of a thing about long thin hangings at the moment and this one is 8" x 3". I used some heavy duty grey board and gave it a coating of gesso before adding some crackle texture using some super Andy Skinner stencils.

I then set about spraying with Hickory Smoke and Vintage Photo Distress Spray Stains and I think there is also a little bit of Black Soot in there as well (but we won't say too much about that ……. )










I added some background stamping but found it didn't really show up as well as I liked - despite being black … so I used some rub ons instead.



Having recently attended an Andy Skinner workshop I had some fun with the cogs painting them first with DecoArt paints and then adding a rusty look.



Finally these two gents had been in mind all along as the original Industrial designers but I couldn't get them all in! So I opted for these two (I like the moustaches). I stamped them on tissue paper in order to allow them to merge with the crackle texture.




And so there you have it - my industrial designers!

in black …

For some much more colourful projects you must hop on over to the AVJ blog to see the wonderful pieces created by my fellow Creative Guides. Fabulous inspirational pieces in a variety of different styles.

Thank you so much for joining me today and have fun with your challenge pieces!

Jennie x



20 comments:

Barbara Schiassi said...

Love the unusual size of your project! cogs are incredible! stunning work! barbara

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous Jennie. Love all the elements you have layered and the two men fit in perfectly. Love the overhanging cog and clock together and the great colours and shape.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Buttons said...

Couldn't get the catchphrase from 'Johnny Nice Painter' in The Fast Show out of my head as I read your description!!! LOL I love the black and the way you've altered the metal elements. Jenny x

Redanne said...

The background you created is just wonderful, so pleased you did not cover it all up! The rub-on elements are superb and the men in black are just perfect for the industrial theme, great embellishments too! Hugs, Anne xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love your background Jennie and the focal image is perfect for the Industrial theme. Love the rusty cog and how you cut it to fit the edge perfectly. Tracy x

Pamellia Johnson said...

This is just wonderful Jennie! I love how you do an industrial tag and still manage to preserve the soft touches of your style that I have come to love! Fabulous!! hugs :)

Team Clark said...

I love, love, love this awesome project! The color scheme is just perfect and it's not overboard steampunk. Fabulous design and wonderful attention to detail. Hugs, Autumn

rachel said...

yummy work Jennie - love it xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Fantastic piece Jennie and so cleverly put together! The background looked incredible already.... You are always so brilliant including film strip in your projects, and here again it looks just super! The 3 gentlemen are just perfect for this challenge too. Wonderful make!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Oh I love your industrial gents Jennie, no matter what colour they are in! Your colour palette suits this fabulous hanging to a T and those cogs are so gorgeous along with the crackled stenciling and rub ons. Thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

Diana said...

it's hard covering a background that is so over the top amazing!! glad you didn't cover the whole thing up!! love your piece

A Pink said...

Absolutely fabulous Industrial wall hanging Jennie and love how its long and thin. Stunning background the stamping and rub ons create great depth and detail . All your chosen elements work perfectly with the theme of your piece. Rally LOVE this. Your versatility as an artist and crafter is limitless .
I'm now off to catch up with all your posts iI have missed of late so apologies for filling your in box and for being so late !! . I know I'm in for a very pleasurable time .
hugs x

S@ndy Diller said...

Really love this Jennie, the way you used the black makes it look as though there are so many different layers. Simply fabulous! S@ndy xx

butterfly said...

Love this long elegant structure, Jennie - and great positioning of the rusty clock and cog... what a wonderful vintage industrial look.
Alison xx

Julia Aston said...

A beautiful industrial piece Jennie! love the metal and all the crackle - not to mention the mustachioed men and subtle black!! The crackle looks great too! Julia xx

Annie said...

Love your hanging Jennie..great textured background and stencilling. The rusty cogs look amazing and like you I love those gents too

Hope you are getting around a bit better but still taking it easy.

Hugs Annie x

Nikki Acton said...

Another great layout with fabulous layering of stamping ans rub ons and embellishing creating a really clever foreground and background xxx

Suzanne C said...

Nice grungy feel and the mix of the rub ons with stamping and die cuts are all beautifully composed! Fantastic wall hanging!

Sara Barker said...

It is just amazing how you can seamlessly meld industrial with your distinct soft feminine style! Love this hanging and those gents are the epitome of industrial. Perfect blending of the stamp into the crackled stenciling, and genius idea to stamp them on tissue first! I must remember that technique, if I can remember anything! Big hugs!

Maggie said...

Fabulous project Jennie love the size of hanging which you have managed to include so much.

MaggieH