Monday, 23 April 2012
Compendium of Curiosities 2, Challenge 2 and Simon Says Stamp and Show your favourite Word!
Today I am doing a project for both a Compendium of Curiosities 2, Challenge 2 and Simon Says Stamp and Show your favourite Word! killing two birds or should I say challenges with one stone!
Using page 58 of Tim Holtz's excellent new book I made a tag. Firstly I did wrinkle free distress technique using distress inks, tea dye, vintage photo and brushed cordroy. Using Tim Holtz's Stampers Anonymous stamp of pen nibs I stamped on the background. That was my background done. I now used the directions from page 58 to create a faux patina on the corners, the pen nib and an ornate plate from Tim Holtz's Idea-ology range.
Simon Says use your favourite word so I put the word "BELIEVE" in the ornate plate, because lets face it you don't get anywhere unless you "BELIEVE" in yourself. The word was a stamp from Stampers Anonymous Studio 490 - Its Face Art.
The flowers and leaves are from a packet I bought from a show last year, and I coloured in the ribbon with distress stains vintage photo and walnut stain from Tim Holtz. The faux patina is a really good technique, well worth buying the book for it. The colours on the tag are much richer in real life than show up in the photograph, and the flowers twinkle with the glitter that's on them.