|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.