Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Y is for "Yesteryear"

For this tag, I chose the word, "yesteryear," with everything on the tag representing days of yore. This is one of my few attempts at a mixed media collage, and I'm not sure what I think about it. For the foundation, I used a shred of map from the 60's, a piece of a 50's dictionary, a shred of sheet music, and a scrap of paper in a vintage print, which are barely visible at this point, being hidden under layers of acrylic paint, stamped and painted images, and washi.  I mixed some molding plaster and used a vintage stencil to add texture. I stamped a 50's pattern girl and a Victorian cup from Oxford Impressions and started assembling. Although I love detail, I prefer a cleaner style--but I think this might be growing on me.


The green paint and circle metal brad remind me of the green industrial paint that was used on so many metal items here in the 50's. The "hanger" is vintage rick-rack and lace. Here's a closer look where you can really see the textured molding plaster:

17 comments:

  1. Bravo! You did an amazing job at blending all these different prints, textures and imagery through the use of your subtle color scheme, as well as a solid theme. Blessings!

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  2. Beautiful tag, love the colour combo, reminds me of the 50's and my childhood. And yes, I remember that green! Valerie

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  3. Lots of wonderful memories on this beautiful tag.

    Love Chrissie x

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  4. Fabulous tag, so many themed wonderful bits, well done I love it! X

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  5. Well done LAura! This is a fabulous tag, i can't wait to see more of your work if this is an example! :0)) Mo

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  6. Wow! Very interesting! Great color choices.

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  7. Gosh - this is so complex - brilliant! Carolyn xx

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  8. Beautiful tag, with lots of elements, layers and textures working together.It has a real 50's feel too.
    Jane x

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  9. This is a most beautiful tag! I just love all the layering and detail! Perfect!
    Hugs,
    Cissy P.

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  10. Each element you added to your tag really emphasizes your theme and the colors are perfect. Wonderful tag!

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  11. I think your mixed media is absolutely grand - wouldn't change a thing!!
    sandy

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  12. Hi Laura I love all the layering and all the vintage elements but mostly l love the colours you have mixed together so beautifully.

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  13. Stunning tag, Love all the fabulous layers & images... Beautiful colours... Love it! Hugs May x x x

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  14. So many interesting elements to conjure up lovely memories of yesteryear - beautiful!

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  15. Lovely, lovely colours on this tag, I love how the music and dictionary snippets form the ideal backdrop to all these vintage images, Jane xx

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  16. Just gorgeous - love everything about this tag! :o)

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  17. Sweet vintages images, almost makes me want to start sewing again!

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