Wednesday, 27 May 2015

A mixed media tag book and a sea scene

Hi Everybody!

I was happy to be able to get out and about again today after being stuck indoors for a few days - I need the great outdoors!

Today I have 2 pieces to share. The first is a mixed media Tag book made a couple of weeks back. The pages were covered with some DP that I have had in my stash for a long time. The head was made in a mold, given a coat of rust paint, and then embossed with Frantage aged gold and a layer of crackle glaze. The butterfly got a similar treatment. I distressed them both with antiquing paste from Deco Art Media. The front and back covers  were embossed with Frantage gold around the edges, and then covered with gilding flakes in autumn gold. I wanted it to look like an old garden with a statue. For the inside pages I printed out copies of some of the portraits I painted earlier this year, all copied from Modigliani. I did the edging in the same way as the front and back covers. I just used a few fibres in coordinating colours as embellishments. I am linking to Anything but cute, vintage garden. I had fun making this project!










This painting is one I made for Art Journal Journey, the sea. I was not happy with it, the lighthouse is wonky and the seal looks like a monster from the deep - but I tried!






The 'kids' were back again today, always peeking out from between the flowers:



I met the thirsty horses on my walk:



This is one of my fave corners in our little town:



Have a great day you all, take care, 
and thanks a lot for coming by!

31 comments:

  1. Oh I just love your mixed media projects! The richness of the gold is breathtaking! Adorable painting and great lighthouse! The pictures again are fabulous and those roses I could almost smell! Hugs!

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  2. Lovely tags, and I think the lighthouse works, wonky is interesting. Lovely flowers!

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  3. Your tag book is gorgeous. I love the metallic edging on the pages.And I don't mind your lighthouse page. The seal might be a bit big but he's certainly no sea monster. Hope your weather holds so you can get back outside. I know what you mean about wanting to be outside.

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  4. I love both of your projects, and our seal looks cuddly to me! The painting is very striking. Lovely photos as always. Hugs, Sarah

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  5. Was für ein atemberaubend schönes Tag book mit Deinen tollen Portraits! Fabelhaft!
    Deine Seeseite ist doch toll, der Seehund ist ein Original... das zählt! Fein dass Du spazieren konntest-
    die Rosen sind herrlich und Deine Tierfotos sowieso!
    Einen schönen Mittwoch ♥♥♥
    Susi

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  6. So pleased you managed to get out about yesterday Valerie and you saw some wonders along the way to share with us. Really love the photographs of the horses through the trees-clever setting.

    The tag book is wonderful and the pages have wonderful paintings that you have done, Also the page is great and the seal is brilliant I think.

    Have a good day--we are cleaning out the conservatory--YUK!

    Love Chrissie xx

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  7. Liebe Valerie,
    du begeisterst mich immer wieder mit solch bezaubernden Werken - absolut genial deine tollen Bilder... und die Fotos sind herrlich, sie duften wie der Frühling...
    Herzliche Grüsse, Sichtwiese

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  8. Ha, the seal made me smile, he looks a jolly chap and your book is wonderful, love all the gold embossing and the images you used. The weather is still very mixed here, showers one minute, sunny the next, makes for lovely rainbows though! Xx

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  9. The little tag book is just stunning! Wow the gold effects on the covers look amazing and of course the inside pages with your beautiful paintings look super too.

    I think you are too self critical over that light house piece, I think the "wonkyness" actually looks fun! Stunning photos like always too!

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  10. Wowsers Valerie, what an awesome tag book! I am very envious of your crackled butterfly (as you know) and the Frantage is just amazing! You chose such wonderful images and I love the frilly fibre stuff! I think your lighthouse looks great, wonky or not and your seal does NOT look like a monster, you silly girl!! Love your shots today, such a lovely way to start my day!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Vintage Garden' challenge again. I never get tired of seeing your entries! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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    1. You made my day - I love the thought of being a silly girl!

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  11. Great creations, very clever with the gorgeous tags and loving the colours used.xx Photos are just beautiful.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  12. Cute tag book! When I first looked at the second horse photo, I thought there was something hanging in the tree...until I enlarged it and saw it was another horse!

    I like the seaside one--I thought the seal looked cute, not scary!

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  13. Hi kindred..wonderful post...fantastic art..I am SO in love with your butterfly-spirit face..amazing!!! there is alot of powerful energy coming from it!! Brilliant!
    And such lovely horses and all your pictures.. just magical!
    Hugs

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  14. Nice you got out to enjoy some fresh air and your beautiful surroundings liebe Valerie!
    Your tag book is lovely with the ancient edging and crackle effects!
    Lovely artwork as always.
    GLG oxo

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  15. Love those "kids" peeping, and the fave corner in your little town.

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  16. Wow... What lovely tag book and fabulous images and butterfly. Love all great textures. The sea page is fabulous too.
    Have a great day!
    Hugs, Mar

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  17. Love your art today!!! The photos are magical too ♥ So glad you got to have some good outside time :)

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  18. Your tag is fantastic Valerie, all the layers and the gold and the awesomeness of it all. I wish we had smellternet, (lol), so we could enjoy the perfumes of pretty flowers from around the world; those roses look like they smell heavenly {{Hugs}} :o))

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    1. Smellternet is a lovely word, and a great idea!

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  19. Hi Valerie, your creations are stunning. So glad you could get outside again.
    Great pics hugs CM

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  20. I love your tag book, Valerie. What a beautiful little book of art. I absolutely adore all of the yummy gold.
    Cute, whimsical art page and thank you for sharing another lovely walk in your countryside.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  21. such a pretty collection of tags!
    fun to see the bird peaking through....

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  22. Immer wieder so viel Schönes zu entdecken hier! Deine Modigliani-Tag-Kreation ist einfach zauberhaft! All das viele Gold! Ich liebe es! ♥ Conny
    Piaroms Art Journaling

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  23. Your tag book is fabulous and I am absolutely in love with the stunning butterfly and the molded head. The Frantage on the edges of all the pages make a gorgeous frame around each image. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  24. OMFabulous!! I love embossing and you Rocked it on this little tag book Val!! I adore this make!
    I might have to borrow some inspiration from you! heehee xoxo

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  25. Your tag book is glorious with the different golds and the gold head with wings on that lovely shade of green.
    And I do like your seaside with the very happy seal in his lovely blue sea.
    Great photos of the lovely baby jays too, and the roses.

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  26. Das geflügelte Tag sieht einfach megamäßig aus! Ulrike

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  27. Amazing project! Thank you for joining Vintage Garden at Anything But Cute!
    Samra DT

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  28. Lovely little tag book and that little face is just a gem!! Thanks for playing along at Anything But Cute xx

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