After this was dry, I added texture paste through a flourish stencil. I love how the color of the sprays and inks comes through. This photo was taken before the left side paste was dry, so it still looks white.
I have some old Distress Embossing Powders--Peeled Paint and Tattered Rose--they must be at least 12 years old! But so pretty, so I just had to use them along with my newer Effect Powder--Antique Linen. I was inspired by Curiosity Crew member Marjie Kemper to mix it up a bit, by using one of the Effect Powders along with one of the old colors. I used the Effect Powders technique on Grungeboard I die cut with Tim's Scrollwork On the Edge die. I can't tell you anything else without giving away the technique. This looks a little bright, since it was photographed under my work light. You can see from this photo, my finished piece ended up a little different! Initially, I had stamped my sentiment in Sepia Archival Ink over some Distress Ink using a masking technique, but I wasn't happy with how if faded into the background, so I had to go with Plan B and make an oval to go over it for my sentiment, now stamped in black.
There's a challenge over at Frilly and Funkie From the Heart that says to create a vintage project with hearts as the focal image. I'm not sure this is the focal image--there seems to be a bit going on here. I used the same technique on my pink heart, but since it is not listed as one of the Effect Powders, I'm not thinking this is the technique. I liked it anyway, so I stuck it on there. My other heart is cut from a scrap I was trying things out on, that went into the scrap heap. The paper was too pretty not to use.
There's a really fun (as usual) challenge from Craft Hoarders Anonymous-- Craft Hoarders Anonymous #16 Who Loves School and Office Supplies?--to use at least one office or school supply on our projects. There is some awesome inspiration there by the design team-so get over and take a look! Who doesn't love school and office supplies??? I know I do! I have quite a few vintage office and school supplies, and I wanted to put one of my very special hinge clips on this. Yes, I have a small hoard of these! I think I can spare one; it's already rusty and crusty--just perfect for this project. That's a found -on- the- road ball chain that I added a little alcohol ink to and used it to hang some Idea-ology and a trinket that I (no kidding) pulled out of a pile that just happened to have the #19 on it! Since it is our 19th anniversary, it made the cut. I antiqued that a little with alcohol ink also. Those two little gold balls are map pins--another office supply?
|This was taken early on in the process, before I decided to add the map pins and the "19" trinket. I included this shot because you can really see that pretty antiquing on the chain and the great authentic rust on the clip.
Anne Redfern inspired me to make a second Scrollwork die cut out of the manila folder and offset it to make a shadow. I distressed it first with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. It actually was kind of necessary to give some separation and definition to the darkness of my layering pieces. Thanks for the great idea, Anne! I think it looks a lot better using with letters as you did!
|You can really see the flourishes on the frame--good eye, Lauren!
|Another view of the layering and the flourish detail on the frame.
|A little bit too much light on this , but it helps to show the layering I did with the sentiment.
|A little peek around the back of the oval die cut.
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