For all the details on how to do the techniques used on this card and to see his inspiring September tag, please visit Tim's blog. I really must get the Yupo paper, because his magic technique to get that ghostly look just doesn't work on the glossy paper.
I used the bats stencil for the alcohol ink resist technique, and did some stamping with Distress Picket Fence ink.
I hand stitched the alcohol inked pen nib and film strip ribbon onto the card with copper metallic thread and added one of my new Remnant Rubs to the strip. This covers up a somewhat failed first attempt at the alcohol resist technique, but I thought I would put the blob of white to good use to show off the Remnant Rub.
The Alpha Parts I chose are from the Wicked set, and the bats on the Vial Label are also from Tim's newest Halloween Remnant Rubs set. I did my paint patina technique on black card stock for my back panel and got a completely different look. I like it, but wanted to get a little more of that metallic look Tim was featuring this month, so I added a little Cloisonne Crystals and splattered on Black Soot Distress ink. You can see the reflection in the glossy card stock (I took this shot outdoors in the dappled shade); something I think would be pleasantly eliminated when using the Yupo paper. It looks like I'm going to have to order some of this magic paper, because I love this technique.
I am entering this into the following challenges:
A Vintage Journey-September Challenge-Create Within a Frame I framed my main panel, the 31 and the bats on the vial label.
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #28-RusticI was going for a little different rustic look this time--the focal panel has my attempt at a rustic wood grain. I was also inspired by the hanging lights on almost all of the mood boards.
Happy Little Stampers September Mixed Media Challenge-Distress I used Distress paints on my background and on "Boo", Distress Picket Fence ink, Distress ink on the batty label, Distress Archival ink, and I distressed the edges of the back panel. Overall, it's pretty distressing.
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