I've been looking for sometime now at vintage images online and I recently found some amazing pictures from the east end of London at somewhere near the turn of the century (1898-1900). Why am I telling you this, well, one of those images inspired me for my Tag Tuesday piece today. It depicts a young girl sat probably on a windowsill, playing with her pet rabbit. The curtain in the window is full of holes and the little girl herself is very crumpled and unkempt looking. I printed out the picture hoping to do an image transfer but sadly, I've got hardly any ink left, it didn't work and I had to print another copy which is probably lighter than the first - grrrr!
Not to worry, I still used this poignant image and here's the tag to show you how:
|More corrugated card simply because it's free and I can't resist it for texture and versatility!|
|A tag shape was die cut from old packaging and the top layer ripped off in various areas. DecoArt Traditions were then applied in the colours shown until I was happy with the result.|
|The middle layer is made from embossed packing card which was given a Timeworn treatment with DecoArt Traditions paints again - it didn't work very well but I thought I'd keep it and found it came to good use on this tag!|
|The words were printed out on a label maker, stuck onto card and muddied with the same colour Tradition paints as used for the lace.|
|I couldn't resist this picture! Clearly the curtains have seen better days but it evokes many thoughts of bygone times and how they compare to our lives now.|
|Another small section of lace was added at the top of the tag just to ring the changes and to match the edging at the bottom.|
Other news: we have now exchanged contracts on our house and have a fixed moving day - YAY!! Now the fun begins in earnest!
Thanks for looking at my work and I hope you enjoyed the details of how I achieved the end result.