Sunday, 8 July 2012


I have been working with the fabulous Vintaj Patina's from The Stamp Attic this week and working outside my comfort zone. Those of you that are familiar with my artwork know that I love my vintage, grungy colours, although I do work with bright colours on occasion too. However, I rarely use purple in my artwork so it was time to put that right and experiment a little.
I used the Victorian Gable colours here and I have to say I am quite pleased with the results and they are so simple to use.  The Patina's are an opaque ink specilly formulated to adhere to metal. Before you begin to use these inks you need to shake the bottles until the mixing ball rattles to mix the pigments. I simply applied a couple of blobs of each colour to my non stick craft sheet and used a flat paint brush to apply to the metal.
I applied Metal Foil Tape to a tag which I cut using the Tag and Bookplate die and embossed with the Postale Texture Fade and then coloured with the Vintaj Patina's. To embellish I added one of the Monarch Butterfly brass blanks which has been embossed with the Fern Fronds embossing folder and again coloured with the Patina's and attached with jump rings to coordinated ribbon.   I have then used the Precision Sanding Block to highlight the raised areas and reveal some of the brass. I coloured a piece of white card with broken china, dusty concord and shaded lilac Distress Inks,  applying the ink to my non stick craft sheet, spritzing with water and mopping up with my card. adding the sentiment from Wendy's An Eye For Art with black Archival Ink.
For added interest I have included two butterflies cut from card coloured with Distress Inks as before using the Mini Butterflies die, adding further dimension with the Pen Nibs.
Film Strip Ribbon has been stapled into place and FLY added using Alpha Parts.
The metal foil background has also been sanded using the Precision Sanding Block to reveal some of the bare metal, I am loving this Patina look.
This close up shot shows you the fabulous detail achieved from the Fern Fronds embossing folder and the wonderful effect you achieve from sanding with the block.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


Helen said...

That is fabulous! Haven't invested in any of the patina's (yet) but they look great...

Anonymous said...

Wow, that is so beautiful.

Hels Sheridan said...

Wow Tracy, this is abso-chuffing-lutely GORGEOUS.... LOVE what you did with the PAtina's, haven't had a play with them ... yet... 'nother thing for me wishlist lol x

Miriam said...

This is so lovely. I have been considering these and now I think you have made my mind up!

judith@poppy cottage said...

Gorgeous Tracy, love the colours you have used. I have some of the Patina inks, but haven't used them yet, I must get them out having seen what you have achieved here. Judith xx

gayle said...

Oooh, hadn't heard of these before but really like the effect! Beautiful :) x

Wendy said...

OMG how stunning is this, I just knew you would love these...I am blown away Tracy!!


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