|My mother (left) with three of her sisters in the 1940's
Well, I've finally taken the plunge and entered my first challenge at Scrap Around the World. Click here to go to the challenge. I was inspired by the vintage theme and particularly the pink roses and patina on the keys.
|Scrap Around the World - January 2015 Mood Board
On the background paper (from the Kaisercraft Be-You-tiful line), I did a bit of stencilling with gesso, some stamping and splattering with paint. This was the first time I've really tried to do a heavy splattering with paint and I'm not sure I approached the technique wisely. I think I ended up with more paint splattered on the table, my clothes and my face than on the paper, lol.
These are some of the dies and punches I used:
On the chipboard fence I applied crackle paint. The chipboard leaves were coated with thick gesso and then inked (with a lot of heavy layers of different colours until I ended up with a colour I liked). I then dabbed them lightly with white paint using my finger to highlight some of the texture and applied brown marker around the edges.
I tried to mimic the patina on the keys from the moodboard on some mini metal keys and metal brads that I layered using a foam glue dot. I dabbed on Vintaj Patina paints in marble, rust and verdigris.
I bought the old brooch on eBay several years ago and finally found a use for it. I pulled off the top flower to use separately.
Thanks for taking a look.