Friday, 21 February 2014

A vintage burlap panel

I have used one of the smallest burlap panels from the shop, they actually come in a pack of 4 containing two x 8cm square panels and two - 9x7 cm panels.


I started by gathering together the elements I thought I would use ......


.... and altering them to suit the vintage feel I wanted to create. The mini tag was distressed and stamped with a small piece of tissue tape added to it. This became the base for the photo.
This frame was stamped with antique linen distress paint using a Tim Holtz stamp.


I also used distress paints on the burlap panel and some walnut stain distress ink when the paints were dry.


I added tissue tape .....


.... and some gesso through the splatter mask.....


.... and then began assembling the pieces onto the panel. 


I used stamps, die-cuts and Idea-Ology together. The label letters created the word ink.



I added some beads and a rusty bell to the side and I also used rusting powder on the spinner and pen nib.
To finish off I used the chit-chat words to tell the story. Who are You?

Have a great weekend and see you back here on Monday with Sue.

Brenda xx






10 comments:

  1. Brenda, this is gorgeous , love all the layers andtextures...these panels are fab aren't they? Love how you have added all the vintage themed elements..love it! Trace x

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  2. Wow Brenda so many lovely elements on this panel.....and lots of great texture too. The ink pot with ink written on it looks brilliant. Great work. Have a super weekend xx

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  3. Oh wow this is really lovely. I love all the different elements which together look fab. Thank you for your inspiration x

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  4. Brilliant composition, Brenda, Love the hand, the frame, the little, lovely picture!

    Have a creative weekend!

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  5. Brenda, this is so, so lovely! You have created a little mystery with this beautiful canvas, I now want to know who she is..... beautiful work. Anne xx

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  7. Love it. Well done. Thank you for sharing.

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  8. Fabulous little vintage make!
    Alison x

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  9. WOW - this is such an impressive piece - just love it. Can you tell me all about "rusting powder" ... all new to me. Thanks!
    SuZeQ

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  10. Gorgeous vintage canvas the burlap background sets of everything so well they are on my "need" list lol.

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