Sunday, 13 March 2016

Mixed Media World - Vintage

Hi Peeps!

Today over at Mixed Media World, it's time for another challenge! This month our theme is Vintage!!

Now, I have struggled with vintage for awhile (I think I must go through phases) feeling my self edging towards the brights, or soft and feminine themes, or the other extreme of ancient pieces. However, I found great inspiration from the Dusty Attic moodboard this month (see pic at bottom of post).

I've had this box I've been hoarding for ages and thought it would be the perfect backdrop for a vintage regal piece. Enter Dusty Attic chippies!!

From Dusty Attic, I used:

The boxes on the moodboard gave me the idea to do this box, the soft whites of the pictures inspired me to hold back lol, and not add too much colour, keeping to the neutrals and simpler textures. Their title of 'life is a journey' made me think of a royal travelling box, hence the regal feel too.

I laid down some Art Basics Gesso, and then a good heavy coat of Art Basics White Crackle and left to dry over night. The chains and compass I embossed with Lindy's EP, mixing up a couple of bronze and red colours.

Needed an excuse to use my new Finnabar Mini Art Stones - look at that extra touch of texture.

Love this compass from DA!

Some vintage splotching and edging in around the wrought iron pieces and chain and box edge, and in random places over the crackle. 

Hope you find time to enter our wonderful challenge this month and feel inspired to give something a go, we'd love to see you there.


I'd love to enter this for the Dusty Attic Challenge for March, as this was my sole inspiration for this piece :)



  1. WOW!!!! Georgie, your attention to every little detail is mind blowing! What I love about your style is that you don't overload a project with all kinds of stuff, everything has such grace and elegance! You are one amazingly talented artist and your work is such a wonderful inspiration to all!
    Have a fabulous day my dear!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  2. I just love coming here and seeing your creations. This one is no exception dearie. Love the bold and regal red against the white. What an amazing contrast! I bet there is a scroll in the box that tells the tale of the royal family and the thwarted plot to steal their rubies. Awesome sauce Gee! Thise DA chippies are wowz! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

  3. What an amazing project, Georgie! Love the chains and the simplicity of the design, the gorgeous crackle really shines! Hugs, Autumn

  4. Totally beautiful, extremely regal and very vintage! LOVE the use of chippies on this to really transform the box. Jenny x

  5. This is lovely Goergie, love the chains and crackle. Hugs Debsxx

  6. Those wonderful chippies certainly make for fantastic embellishments on this truly wonderful box! Love it, the crackle on it looks fantastic!

  7. A Lovely vintage box great texture on the crackle background and the chippies have been beautifully altered for the vintage look to be achieved.

  8. Oh my - this is stunning! I love the simple, yet gorgeously rustic treatment you gave this. Thanks for joining in at The Dusty Attic.

  9. AMAZING!!! Georgie, this one is another stunning masterpiece! I really love it, it is sublime, no words.... but I would love to see this in real....You definitely should win DA challenge with this marvellous piece of art!

  10. Wow Georgie, you totally rocked the challenge and the mood board! I just love the chains and that amazing compass, what an incredible vintage project! hugs :)

  11. Amazing creation Georgie......magnificient detail here and I love how you have interpreted the Dusty Attic Moodboard this month. Thank you so much for playing along!

  12. Love your vintage box! Love that subtle crackle and those rusty looking chains. Hugs!

  13. Just stunning - the crackle texture is supurb ! thank you for entering the Dusty Attic mood board this month

  14. Words fail me to describe how I feel...this is just so magnificent...Just stunning!!!
    Thank you so much for using a Dusty Attic Moodboard to create this awesome piece...


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