A Vintage Journey Doorhanger

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Welcome to my blog,

I decided to travel with A Vintage Journey on their new challenge.

I had to use grey board ( Doorhanger and perfume bottle), metal ( butterfly and charm), lilac/ purple colour and rust technique ( Distress Vintage Photo embossing Powder and Quin Gold Decoart paint).

When I read that lilac and purple were the colours to use I remembered old perfume bottles smelling of lavender belonging to my Nana, so that became my inspiration.

I really enjoyed creating the background. I started with white gesso then shades of purple paint which were then script stamped. I added White heat embossed butterflies and pearlescent texture paste through stencils. Mostly Tim products!


The perfume bottle had a coat of gesso then purple paint. When it was dry I covered it with Decoart Crackle Glaze then Antiquing cream in white to highlight the cracks. I had some perfume bottle stamps which I heat embossed onto tracing paper and coloured with spectrum noir pens.



The ribbon and flowers were dyed with DI, wilted violet and Dusty Concord. The metal butterfly and charm had treasure gold rubbed on and then pearls added.

The rust was created with Vintage Photo embossing powder heated then diluted Quin Gold dripped on top to run down. Very satisfying process!!!


Jan x


10 thoughts on “A Vintage Journey Doorhanger

  1. This is stunning Jan, I adore your amazing door hanger with wonderful textures and elements that have come together beautifully. I love how you have used all the items from the travel bag to create a unique and inspiring work of art. Thanks for joining in and sharing your fabulous project at A Vintage Journey.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  2. Jan this is really stunning and right up my street! I love the rust runs and subtle crackle. You have used the travel bag contents to perfection on your door hanger. Thank you so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Julia S-W x

  3. Good Golly, Jan, this is STUNNING! I loved the contents of the travel bag, and you have used them to their highest and best use! Gorgeous crackle and rust! Any your background is simple beautiful! Hugs!

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