Saturday, April 18, 2015

Vintage Inspiration with Jodie

I've been feeling in a bit of a vintage vibe lately, and after seeing the new Antique Bazaar collection from Kaisercraft I knew it would be perfect to highlight one of my family heritage photos.

Circa 1917
I tried to work out what year this photo was taken, but at the end of the day it's an educated guess, so I didn't want to claim it to be a particular year, hence the title Circa 1917.  What I do know about the photo is who the people in it are, and that it was taken in a studio in Gympie, also my own hometown.  The girl on the top left is my Great Grandma Enid. Her Dad Thomas (on the right) was a carpenter at the time, and it would have only been a couple of years after this photo was taken that he helped Enid to carve and assemble the most beautiful timber serving tray that I still have today, nearly 100 years later.

The new Polaroid Frame set has been cleverly put together so that you get lots and lot of polaroid frames from the one chippy piece (and that's great value for money!).  I really liked how they all interlocked together and decided to use that theme to create a background.

To achieve the vintage brassy finish to these pieces I first dabbed some gold paint randomly on them. Then spritzed with two shades of mist (I used Tattered Angels Glimmermist in Mustard Seed & Coffee Shop).  I then ran them through my Cuttlebug using a large damask embossing folder.  I applied some charcoal Kindyglitz along the impressions made by the embossing folder, before giving a good coat of Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in Rock Candy.  When this dried it was a bit too gold and not quite brassy enough for my liking, so I added a coat of Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Tarnished Brass, and removed the excess with a baby wipe.

The Alpha #2 set is great for when you need some smaller alphas, and includes both letters and numbers.  These have been treated with Distress Paint in Black Soot, and then a coat of Glossy Accents for that beautiful glossy finish.

The flourish from the Sprig Flourish Set has been painted with Gesso and then with Crackle Paint.  Once dry I've inked with some Frayed Burlap Distress Ink and again removed the excess with a baby wipe.  This really accentuates the crackle lines.  Finally I've painted with Mod Podge and sprinkled with Twinklets Diamond Dust.

I just love how the Diamond Dust, Crackle Paint and the Glossy Accents on the alphas sparkle and throw the light!

Your Creative Wings Product Used:  Polaroid Frame Set YCW6023, Sprig Flourish Set YCW7013, Alpha #2 YCW5001U
Other Product Used:  Bazzill cardstock, Kaisercraft Antique Bazaar Collection patterned paper, Die-namics & Spellbinders dies; Tim Holtz film strip ribbon, metal findings, Prima Junkyard Findings, My Minds Eye brad, Petaloo, Kaisercraft & Green Tara flowers, Carl punch, The Crafters Workshop stencil, Kaisercraft & Prima stamps, Versa Color, Versamark & Tim Holtz Distress Inks, thread, clear gesso, gesso, Tim Holtz Distress Paint in Black Soot, Glossy Accents, gold acrylic paint, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Mustard Seed & Coffee Shop, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in Rock Candy.  Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Tarnished Brass, Kindyglitz, Mod Podge, Twinklets Diamond Dust, Tinby Designs Metallic Melts in Patina.

So Happy
My second layout today is more feminine, and uses another of Kaisercraft's latest collections, Oh So Lovely.


So far there are 14 different frames to choose from in the Your Creative Wings frame collection  I do love the Ornate Frame 2, because it's square based it's perfect for Instagram photos, and another smaller square frame can be layered inside it, like this one from Crate Paper.

I played around a bit with finishes for two of the chippy pieces on this layout, and initially painted them with acrylic paint but then misted over that with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Coffee Shop. Because of the acrylic paint layer the finish of the mist is a little different than if I had misted raw chipboard, but I love the finished effect!

The Chain Set comes with two sizes of chain, and they work really easily together.  Perfect for hanging my fussy cut bird cages from!

The shop now has a huge collection of Words &Quotes.  It's too hard to pick a favourite, but I love all the scripty words.  My title has just been primed with gesso and then painted with acrylic paint.

The Flutterby Charm 2 comes with additional butterflies for layering.  This piece has been treated the same as the frame, and I've layered an extra butterfly that has been painted in Tim Holtz Distress Paint in Antique Linen.

Your Creative Wings Product Used:  Ornate Frame 2 YCW6004, Flutterby Charm 2 YCW3044, Chains YCW11009, Words - So Happy YCW1056. 
Other Product Used:  Kaisercraft, Bo Bunny, Basic Grey & My Minds Eye patterned paper, Cheery Lin Designs die, doily, Prima Say It In Crystals, sequins, Prima stamp, Ranger Archival Ink, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Prima & Kaisercraft flowers, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Tim Holtz Distress Paint, acrylic paint, The Crafters Workshop stencil, Crate Paper frame.

Thanks so much for dropping by today!

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