Jun 28, 2018

Finnabair Patina Paste Butterfly Tag for Tag Friday


Hi guys!  It's Tag Friday over at A Vintage Journey.  We have changed things up a bit this year and have added a linky party for our Tag Fridays.  We'd love to see the tags you're making this month, so come play along!  I made this tag just wanting to try something new.  I thought it was a hot mess, then came back hours later and finished it up and now I'm mostly pleased...


I thought loads of texture would work for this technique, so I started with a burlap tag I cut from scrap and then added some of the "ugly flowers" in my stash.  These are HL clearance items.  I gessoed everything and then added some hot glue "drips".  I did a bit of dry brushing of the rust colored paste.


I stapled a bundle of basket filler to my piece, then added Art Stones and more gesso.


I sprayed with my Prima Color Bloom spray, then added some Tim Holtz butterfly die cuts from chipboard.  My goal was to use the rusty color for a shadowy effect.


I painted a brass key with the bronze paint in the set.  And used it to highlight bits and pieces here and there.


I painted around the edges to sort of frame things.


I do like the texture of the burlap, but it is a bit busy.  Next time I would do a smoother background or some stenciling.  I added a sentiment by 7Dots.


The ribbon topper from DL Art.  I love this ribbon!  What do you think?  Do check out the inspiring tags by my team and play along.  We'd love to see what you're up to!


Only a few products used, but find them at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:


30 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, stunning!! Wow!! I absolutely love this, Autumn!! The textures, the colors, the details...so spectacular!! This is so amazing!! I love seeing the progression pictures, too!! A work of art, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Oh Autumn this is so so pretty, burlap is a very pleasing medium to work with and those drips are mouthwatering, I love creating and watching their shape change. Fabulous colourway with the gold key balancing it all beautifully.
Stunning as always.
Hugs for the weekend ahead Tracey xx

Brenda Brown said...

Utterly gorgeous Autumn. I love the layered collection of items and the fabulous effects once coloured up. Great job xxx

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

I loved the textures on this tag a lot !

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Love the patina effect and the clustering! The hot glue drips look great too! Will check out that link party - sounds fun!

Maxine D said...

Love the burlap contrasted with the flowers and filler, and because of that heavier texture, it can 'carry' the butterfly and key. What a fabulous tag Autumn
Blessings
Maxine

butterfly said...

I really love the burlap texture... I think it makes a great background for the dimensional collaging. Gorgeous rust peeking through the pretty teal greens and turquoise - and a great way to make use of the cheaper flowers in the stash! Fabulous tag.
Alison x

Sara Barker said...

Autumn, I couldn't wait to get over here and see this tag in detail! I'm soooo happy you posted your steps, because my curiosity was killing me! What a gorgeous mixed media delight! I love the colors, and your arrangement is just perfect! Greater still, I'm happy you reminded me of those rust paints--light bulb just went on! And yes, that ribbon is stunning, and I happen to like the texture of the burlap backing. Sending big hugs!

A Pink said...

Your tag is Gorgeous , Autumn . Love your choice of colours. the layers, all those varying textures and the fabulous butterfly , bronze key and sentiment are the perfect finishing touches.
Hugs x

Darlene said...

OMG! You amazing me Autumn ... so talented! This is gorgeous! WOW! Have a great weekend ahead! Stay cool ...

Astrid Maclean said...

Such a stunning tag Autumn, the patina and rusty effects make for the perfect combination with all those other textural elements, LOVE this big time!!

Dorthe said...

I too love the burlap, and what you did to it- Also your flowers looks like a million after your treat with gesso and hot glue-
Such beautiful result with the green rusted tones, and the key .
Beautiful Autumn .
Hugs, Dorthe, xx

S@ndy Diller said...

This tag is a real stunner Autumn, the texture and colors are beyond belief.
Hugs, Sandy

Betty4 said...

This is NO hot mess! From the beginning to the finish I love it all. Thank you so much for posting this!

Mac Mable said...

I think the burlap looks fabulous, adding great texture and such a unique effect. The 'drips' looks great and the grouping of the elements and colours are stunning x Wonderful inspiration, thank you x

Mac Mable said...

Clicked too quick....meant to say thank you for the step by step,, which I enjoy x

Redanne said...

Autumn, your tag is absolutely stunning!! I love burlap, it has such a lovely texture and you have added so much more, it must be lovely to touch - and look at! Stunning! Hugs, Anne xx

Deb Riddell ~ Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Well if that is your idea of a hot mess I am in deep trouble! This is gorgeous Autumn, adore the hot glue drips and your ugly flowers look absolutely gorgeous. Fabulous textures, love it to pieces! Deb xo

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

This is gorgeous! Love all the texture and colors.. the look of rust and that copper key! I would love to get my hands all gooey and do these kinds of things but don't have much crafting space.... I sure do enjoy your details! Marilyn

Sherrie K. said...

Wow!! I love this Autumn! The burlap background is amazing! I love the fun textures and yummy layers! The butterfly looks fantastic~
Awesome creation as always!
Hugs,
Sherrie K

Donna Ellis said...

It’s always a pleasure seeing your creative process, Autumn! Your final masterpiece is breathtaking .

Susan said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Not a hot mess at all!

Helen Wallace said...

Love the extreme texture and tones you've achieved on this gorgeous tag. Thanks for the inspiration.

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow!! Definitely not a hot mess and I love the texture on this tag Autumn! Absolutely awesome!! I would love to run my fingers over it .. must be so lovely and tactile. The colours are gorgeous too!! Brilliant piece of art!! hugs x

Marjan Küppers said...

Wow Autumn, instant love, so beautiful!

Marty Fishman said...

I love love love this! This turned out perfectly and your colors are gorgeous together. Love that key!!! Don't you love when you walk away from something you're not happy with and it turns out like this!? Love how you toned down that rusty butterfly and left just enough to see. Perfect, my friend! Hugs!!!

Jackie P Neal said...

Autumn, this tag is so beautiful! Did you have a plan which way you were headed? I love how everything came together so perfectly! And those hot glue drips are the bomb!
Jackie xo

ps...I can't get that song out of my head now...
Always and forever..I'll be with you...Heatwave

craftytrog said...

Stunning!!! xxx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Autumn this is just amazing! I love all those wonderful textures, so many different layers and they all work so well together. Love the combination of rust and verdigris too. Fabulous ! xxx

June Carole Phipps said...

I love this tag, your use of hessian is super and adds real texture. One of the nicest mixed media tags I have seen in a while.
TFS
Blessings from UK

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