Hello friends and welcome…I’m back today with another make that was created for the Uncharted Mariner release that happened this past Saturday. Did you miss the LIVE that Tim and Mario hosted? If so, be sure to CLICK HERE to check it out!
This project features a background that I created using a variety of mediums in this gorgeous new color.
Uncharted has a fabulous way of transforming from a deep dark aqua into a beautiful light turquoise, just by changing the medium that you’re working with and how you use it. I decided to throw in a little Rusty Hinge to turn up the pretty grunge volume.
For me, there is nothing like a moody blue and rust combo to head you into a vintage make!
So, let me show you how the background came to be.
I started on a half sheet of watercolor paper. I rubbed the background with an embossing dabber in very random areas, then, sprinkled the paper with a little Uncharted Mariner Embossing Glaze, heated it up to emboss it, then rubbed a couple random areas with the dabber again, but this time, sprinkled it with Rusty Hinge Embossing Glaze. Then I heated the glaze to set it with my embossing gun.
The embossed areas DID NOT take up the majority of the background, and left some blank areas to fill in with distress spray and inks.
I then set the paper in a splat box and spritzed it with some water and some drips and sprays of Antique Linen, Uncharted Mariner and Rusty Hinge spray stains, then dried them with my heat gun. After the areas were dry, I dripped on some water, then lightly sprinkled some Rusty Hinge Embossing Glaze onto the drips and embossed them with my heat tool.
I added some Translucent Grit-Paste through a stencil (Flames THS091) into a couple areas on the background, then sprinkled the grit-paste with Uncharted Mariner Embossing Glaze, then set the paper aside to dry. Once the paste was dry, I used my embossing gun to heat up and emboss the glaze.
Using my finger, I lightly picked up some Rusty Hinge Distress Paint, then rubbed it with a light hand over top of the embossed pattern, then let it dry. Once dry, I did the same with a little Mined Foundry Wax, then using my embossing gun, heated the wax to set the shine.
To add a bit more grunge, I grabbed a piece of steel wool, and rubbed some of the embossed and painted areas. This gave the glaze more of a matte finish. I dripped some Uncharted Mariner Distress Paint onto my craft mat, then rubbed some of the areas with it and let it dry. Then, using both Walnut Stain and Rusty Hinge Distress Crayons, scribbled some areas and with a damp finger, rubbed it into the texture.
Here’s a look at the texture up close. Ahhhhhh, pretty grunge! I love it!
After the background was complete I had to decide what to make… I collected some pre-inked paper from my scrap box that coordinated with the background and went to digging for things in my idea-ology collection and vintage hodgepodge of things. I have jars of vintage goodies that I’ve collected over the years and right there sitting on top of one of my containers was this little leather change purse. It was the perfect color and size, so I ran with it!
I cut several leaves, branches and flowers from the scraps of inky paper using the Sizzix Funky Floral 2 and the Modern Floristry Sets. I inked and splatted some watercolor paper using the new Uncharted products and cut flowers, then arranged them with a cute paper doll group of ladies that I found in the newest Mini Paper Doll idea-ology collection. How sweet are they with their little pocket books in hand. This project was meant to be!
I cut my background paper to fit the front of a #8 Etcetera Tag, then arranged some scraps of vintage lace and fabric behind the tag, then took it to my sewing machine and edged the tag with some messy stitches being sure to catch those bits of lace that I had behind.
Once I was done sewing the edge, I adhered it to the front of the Etcetera Tag using collage medium. I painted the washer of the Etcetera Tag using Distress Paint, then covered it with a scrap of paper that had been punched out to fit the washer, and adhered it to the top.
I figured out where I wanted to place the coin purse, then found bit of chain in my stash to create a chain for the purse to “hang” from. I hammered the center of the chain to the tag using a nail, then arranged the florals and adhered them to the tag.
I painted an idea-ology Clover charm using distress paint, Foundry Wax and a tiny gem, then stitched it to the right side of the coin purse.
Using a hot glue gun, I adhered the right and left side of the chain behind where the coin purse would be adhered, chose the spot and adhered that into place too.
The paper doll was adhered to the front of the coin purse using foam tape and collage medium.
I found the phrase “a happy place to be” in the idea-ology sticker clipping pack then rubbed it with some ink, and adhered it to the top of the vignette.
With that, my project was complete! I’m so pleased how this tag came out and will be on the hunt for more little vintage change purses very soon! 😉
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I appreciate you for visiting and I hope you’ll be back soon. Keep an eye out, more things are coming! Take care.
Products used to create this vignette…to shop at Simon Says Stamp CLICK HERE,
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Uncharted Mariner Distress Products, Rusty Hinge Distress Paint, Embossing Glaze, & Distress Spray, Stampers Anonymous FLAMES Layering Stencil THS091, Translucent Grit-Paste, Stampers Anonymous #8 Etcetera Tag, Distress Watercolor Paper, Sizzix Funky Floral 2, Modern Floristry, idea-ology Mini Paper Dolls, idea-ology Clover Adornment, idea-ology Clipping Stickers, Vintage Coin Purse, Vintage Lace and Fabric, Sewing Machine and Thread
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Loving the color combinations you used, and the change purse is the perfect everything for the project! Now this is grungy shabby chic at it’s best! Loving this Uncharted Mariner, can hardly wait for our store’s order to come in….play time awaits…..
I’m looking forward to adding Uncharted Mariner to my craft supplies … it’s such a beautiful deep blue. Thank you for your tutorial and lovely vintage make. I will definitely be giving this colour combination a go when my local store receives it’s order.
What a great color combo for your background paper! I’m going to have to score me some of that rusty hinge glaze to go with the new Uncharted Mariner. Can’t wait for my bundle to arrive! I’m inspired!
Connie Griffin says
Gorgeous, I too love the blue and the rust combo, awesome creation!
Kelley Dophied says
There really are no words to describe this. This tag is absolutely Amazing, so much vintage grungy goodness. I am in awe!!
Wow! Beautiful. Love your grungy colors and the vintage coin purse. Thank you for sharing your creative artistry!!!