Mighty owl rising

It's almost Thanksgiving time so I'm taking a little break. But before I go, I've got a tag I made using Zuri molds!

This is a regular large G45 tag that I covered with crumpled foil. I then went over it with black gesso, wiping it off as I went. The main attraction is the mighty owl. I painted him black and then highlighted with old silver wax. I put small acrylic pieces on his eyes and a larger one on his chest. 

At the bottom is one of the swords from the Medieval Gear mold. (BTW - stayed tuned because next month, I've got a bottle makeover using the rest of the pieces in that set - think Excalibur!) I added a small acrylic piece to the end of the sword. 

And then what can I say about these wings?! They're from Creative Embellishments and I've embossed them with a hologram powder after painting them black. 

It's a seriously large tag and weighty. I just love all the dimensions! 

I couldn't decide if I liked a black background or white so here's some pics using white! 

I love the Zuri molds I've bought so far. They de-mold easily and they're so detailed. I know you'll love them, too! 

I'm entering this at Arty Divas and the Zuri November Challenge on FB!


The lady in black

I love dark and grungy projects - and some romantic mystery thrown in. This upcycled bottle is a new favorite of mine - The Lady in Black.

The picture of this dark beauty is from Never More Designs Monthly Gothic Challenge (which I'm entering!). I loved the ethereal yet haunting look and came up with this design using a bottle and cheesecloth.


And a beautiful old jewelry piece! 

The fun part is when it's lit up. I had brushed the pic with oil to give it a vellum quality so the lights would shine through. 

I left some black paint underneath in spots and some lines were added to the pic for an extra little something. And I'm in love with that flexible, puffy frame I found at the craft store! 

She's an ethereal, Gothic beauty to be sure! 

I'm also entering this at This is Halloween


Lost in the woods

We're well into the Autumn season with its crisp weather, falling leaves, and fading color. There's nothing I like better at this time of the year than walking the trails in the local area. The ground is littered with nature's debris. 

The base for this is a large 12" LP record that I painted white. I covered the edges with torn tissue paper from Finnabair. I added some stenciling using crackle paste and added a rusty Autumn color using watered-down liquid acrylic ink. There's also gold mica flakes scattered around. 

The focal point is an acrylic mould that I colored on the bottom with waxes and just highlighted the high points on top. It gives it a matte, almost velvety, look. She's layered with cheese cloth & sisal inside a clock dome ring giving it a wispy look and adding a natural element. I also added an ATC coin ring on top. 

I did the same technique with wax on the underside for the flowers. 

It shows the last vestiges of the season before winter settles in! 

I'm entering this at Mixed Media Place and Arty Divas!


New products at A Vintage Girl!

Hey, y'all! As you may know, I'm a Brand Ambassador for A Vintage Girl products. They include unique chipboard and their offshoot shop - A Vintage Girl & Her Daughter Stickers

I wanted to show you some newer items that you will love to work with on the chipboard side! 

Vintage "Happy Camper" Chipboard Album

Measures approximately 11" x 8" and comes with four pages total.  The front is laser etched in addition to the element set that gives it a 3D look.

The wings are approximately 3.5" x 4" wingspan for each set.

These are designed after real vintage keys and are 3/4" in diameter and include multiple alphabet sets and symbols.

This sheet measures 11.5" x 10" and has a ton of loose bricks - perfect for adding molding paste around to look like mortar - and our signature brick clusters. 

Tiny Book Chipboard Cover - Set of Three

This set includes three different styles of tiny books that are popular right now.  Each has a different style of binding: solid and two for signatures.  Each book measures 3" x 2.5" and  1" spines.

Victorian House Album with Custom Dimensional Element Set

Inspired by an actual Victorian house with incredible laser etching on the front.  The full element set includes archways and other elements that you add to the cover to give it dimension.  Approximately 11" wide x 11.5" tall.

"Wicked Gate" Gate Fold Album

The front laser cut opens to multiple pages and a solid back piece giving you a ton of space for photos.

We hope you'll drop by and check out all of the products A Vintage Girl has to offer. They are truly unique and one-of-a-kind! 

Website: www.avintagegirlshop.com
Etsy: www.avgstickershop.com
Instagram: @avintagegirlshop
Facebook: www.facebook.com/avintagegirlart


Happiness, love and abundance

Hello, my friends! It's getting chilly outside and I love it! The colors have gone and you see bare trees and browning flowers. But it's cozy at home where I've already got Christmas decorations up inside! I love this time of year because of the anticipation of the holidays, decorating, relaxing ≈ home is truly where the heart is. 

This started out as a thrift store find - one of those ornate gold frames with a picture of an old castle in it. I was drawn to it because of the cherubs and festive look which was perfect for a shabby makeover. What's interesting is I put some Nuvo crackle mousse in a plain whitish color around the frame and in the middle and a strange thing happened: as it was drying on the frame, it turned a wonderful patina color. So something in that old gold paint had a chemical reaction! 

The patina color was fine because it went with the paper houses I printed out using Prima's Flirty Fleur paper. And I added some tree bark and sisal for a natural element. 

I think the crackle in the center really sets it off and provides a great textured backdrop. 

I'm entering this at Frilly and FunkieMixed Media PlaceArty Divas, and Splashy Mix