Brenda is our host this month and she is asking us to Celebrate the Journey by including the word or any images that depict a journey or even something that shows a creative journey.
I was curious to see what I had made as my very first project for A Vintage Journey back in March 2014. So here is the tag I made.
For the first couple of years we were very Tim Holtz based and so the tag is heavily influenced by his products I used at the time.
It was only as messy as the Wrinkle Free Distress! I had not heard of gesso, crackle pastes and all the wonderful mixed media products I use on a daily basis now.
I decided to take a few elements from that tag and make a journal page depicting MY journey over those five years.
I have re-used the Sewing Room Mannequin, the Distress Doily Die and Tim's Wrinkle Free Distress Ink Technique. I also used the same Distress Inks Victorian Velvet and Dusty Concord but thought the Wilted Lilac way too light and substituted Seedless Preserves instead!
I started with a layer of gesso, tissue tape and crackle paste before using Distress Spray Inks to get the colour on the page - with plenty of water!
Background stamping with some of my favourite little stamps came next, along with some splattering with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Actually this is a stamp ..... after seeing my desk after a splattering session once I decided to invest in one!
I have used the Wrinkle Free Distress Technique on the dress, along with a Distress Glaze Resist. Over the years I have been an avid collector of ticket stamps. The ones on the left were a very early purchase from Crafty Individuals and still get used over and over.
Tim's spirtz and splatter techniques were used on the distressed doily but I resorted to DecoArt Weathered Wood on the mannequinn.
More collaged tickets from my huge collection. And FINALLY I am using my favourite photograph from the Photobooth Collection.
This was such an enjoyable creative play and I really love how the journal page emerged.
I do hope you will join us in our birthday challenge and I would recommend you hop on over to A Vintage Journey now to see the amazing array of fabulous projects from the wonderful team of Creative Guides.
As always thank you for joining me and have a lovely weekend.