How to give a vintage look using mixed media products

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Gather your supplies to start... I decided not to use the chipboard dress forms and instead used wooden pieces that I altered for the tags.

Apply random pieces of dress pattern to your tag using Mod Podge... allow to dry completely.

Add a couple coats of white gesso, using a baby wipe to remove excess... you want just a light wash of the gesso on the tags.

It's easy to color your texture paste using AA's paints and inks. I chose Velvet-Tuxedo to provide a nice blueish gray color for texture.

Add lace randomly in spots. I just stapled them using T!m Holtz's Tiny Attacher for this.

Distress the edges of your tags either using a distressed tool or your scissors.

To add a vintage aged look to the edges, the used Colorations in Warm on one tag and French Toast on another. Remove the nozzle and just drip the ink on the edges and allow to run on the tag.

See how pretty the colors add that aged look.

Here is another close up of the distressed edges with the coloration sprays adding so much lovely color. Do some random machine sewing on your tags for interest.

Splatter white gesso randomly for added texture.

To alter my wooden dress form I stamped an image using black archival ink.

Distressed the edges with Walnut Stain DI

For the wooden frame I added a light coat of gesso or you can use white acrylic paint.

I used black cardstock to back each tag and then using a distressed tool or your scissors, distress the edges of your black background.

Add some embellishments to bring your tag together nicely such as buttons, thimbles, thread, spools, etc. I also added some random stamping using black archival ink.

The embellishment with the eyelets is a stamped image and cut out and then using Glossy Accents, glue an Ideology Fragment to the top.

I added these pewter Dew Drops to my piece for more interest. The photo is a stamped image from Oxford Impressions "The Dress Maker"

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. For more inspiration visit my blog @ and follow me on Pinterest wishing you a creative day !

Watch the video: Mixed Media Art Journal Tutorial-Neutral Vintage Background @Shawn Petite

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