Tuesday, 14 April 2015


Morning everyone, thanks for your visit today. It feels like a lovely morning out there with the sun pouring in through the gaps in the curtain. Yes you've guessed right I'm still in bed lol.

Today I'm sharing a tag I created with 'Thats Crafty' challenge theme in mind which is Grunge Grunge Grunge. Now, those that know me know I like a bit of grunge so this is a perfect challenge for me. 

All products used are from DecoArt, who have a fabulous range for all you mixed Media fans. 

So first I took the tag and painted it in Cadium red I added some resist of Vaseline in areas and then painted it with crackle paint. Once dry I rubbed back the areas and added some Antiquing Cream in burnt Umber then tickled the tag with some turquoise blue and added some stamping from from a plate by Emma Godfrey for Paper Artsy.

I took a die cut circle and gave it a rust look cut it in half and added it to the tag.

I took a butterfly and using crackle paste through a stencil added the texture. I painted the wings in a mix of blues and greens with a touch of burnt Umber.

I also rusted up some elements for my tag. Above you can see a heart I cut out of foam board which again was treated the same way as the wings. 

I then added all my bits to the tag. Here are some close up of all the bit.

And the whole thing. If you have any questions please leave them in the comments and I will try to answer them. Take care for now and I'll see you soon.

Debs xxx


  1. Stunning Debs!! How did you create the rust effect? I know PaperArtsy sell a medium but I've not been able to buy it locally. This is just my style too. I still can't believe you have been doing this so such a short time!

  2. Hi Sandie :). I used sand texture on the pieces and then painted them with black acrylic. Once dry, I used Quinacridone Gold in a couple of coats. And that's it! You can see lots of tips on Andy Skinner's you tube channel. Have fun xxx

  3. Wow,this really is perfect grunge Debs,wonderful textures. Love it in all its gorgeous grunginess :)
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  4. Just stunning Debs!! Love the splashes and drips in the background and your textures are all so amazing! I want to touch it! hugs :)

  5. Wonderful texture! I am with Pamellia, sooooo wanna touch it! Beautiful!~kim

  6. Great tag Debs xx Super textures and rusting. Love your crackle paint on the butterfly, looks fab xx

  7. So stunning - love this amazing piece! x

  8. Beautiful Grunge Debs, the colours you have chosen are all so vibrant and work so well together. Loving all your rusty bits, so clever :-) xxx

  9. oooh fab tag and great theme xxx


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