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Saturday, 29 April 2017

Gilded Verdigris

Hello all - just a sneak peek for you today.  I'm over at Calico Craft Parts today with the second of my guest appearances for this month.  (The first was my Springtime Shadowbox, in case you missed it.)  Although there were a couple of stages along the way where I sort of wish I'd stopped, I did end up with this warm golden glow which I rather like.


Along the way, this pair of tags were subjected to Distress Oxides, Verday metal distressing paint, and Treasure Gold to create a gilded verdigris antiqued look on the Craft Parts.  It's just as well the Craft Parts can put up with almost any amount of mixed media applications!

It's been really lovely to spend some time back at my old stamping ground at Calico - I hope you'll have a chance to hop over and see what I've done this time around.

Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.
Henry Miller

29 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Love this, what gorgeous colours. Have a nice weekend, hugs, Valerie

Monika Gulyas said...

These tags are so beautiful, Alison! The stencil is fantastic... I can tell I must have one :-) The chosen colours are absolutely fabulous - the Broken China looks great with the golden yellowish tones. And of course the MDF elements are beautiful too! Big hugs

chrissie said...

Stunning tags Alison and so many ideas for us to think about. Who would have thought a dab of gold here and there could add so much to the whole things and it was already very beautiful.

Great words today as well

Love Chrissie xx

Amanda said...

Looking good, just popping over
Love
Amanda x

Helen said...

I love them! Perfect!!

Nikki Acton said...

Love! Such wonderful depth and great verdigris effects xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is so gorgeous, aliison, i love that glow you've created,

Lucy x

Gitte said...

Beautiful Tags.

Deborah Wainwright said...

Theses look gorgeous Alison, off to have a look.
Thank you for all your lovely comments on my blog hugs Debsxx

Julie Ann Lee said...

This looks fabulous, Alison. I'm off for a better look at Calico right now! xx

Marci said...

They are beautiful!

craftytrog said...

Looks lovely Alison, off to see more!

Candy C said...

Alison, your two tags are gorgeous!!! I love all of the layers of texture and pattern. Those warm, rich colors just drew me in. Love them!

Sandy said...

As always - you win the grand prize - left you some love over at Calico Craft Parts sweet lady.
Sandy xx

Hazel Agnew said...

Such a warm glow to this. Good old treasure gold rides again! X

Redanne said...

This looks wonderful, off to have a closer look! Anne x

Brenda Brown said...

Oh my I just adore the amazing finished look you created and the beautiful designs. Happy bank holiday weekend xxx

├čeulah ├čee said...

The oxides with gold is a really great combo!

Julia said...

Real oxidisation! I am impressed with your verdigris effects, the colours are fantastic. There must be hours and hours of work in each of your pieces but it is worth it, they are so gorgeous. x

Corrie Herriman said...

This is stunning !
Corrie xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Off for a closer look....

Lynn Price said...

Luscious sneak peek, so off to see more! Thank you for checking in with me - hope to post soon. Everything is fine, but the move and moving and re-organizing my craft room, which is now quite large for an embarrassing amount of goodies has taken me a LOT longer than I'd thought. And now I cannot decide where to start playing! But your wondrous effects with the Oxides is fabulous inspiration, and I have to remember to tell myself I don't have to get all the ideas I have done at once, lol! xxx Lynn

Barbara Schiassi said...

I saw the whole project... Wow is the only word I can say! Fabulous work!Barbara

Lys Scrap said...

Went to watch the details: wonderful tags!

Jackie P Neal said...

Absolutely beautiful tags Alison! You never disappoint!
hugs,Jackie xx

Ellie Knol said...

Beautifil Alison!

Coco said...

So beautiful tags, dear Alison! I enjoyed the details!! xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

This little glimpse is wonderful - off to get a better look! Chrisx

Sara Barker said...

Oh, Wow, Alison! Here's another I didn't have the patience for the link to load on my sluggish (to put it mildly) computer. But all is good today, and I'm so excited to see how these STUNNING tags came together! AMAZING outcome! I'm bookmarking this, because I've got to get those products you've used to get this amazing finish on those chippies! Love, Love, LOVE these! Hugs!