I made another one of my foil panels for this card, and a step by step tutorial is on it's way the beginning of October. This time, I added some rust! After 21 years of marriage you might expect a little rust!
I saved this photo from the cutting room floor because it showed some of that beautiful patina I was aiming for. It's pretty elusive from the camera. Paints used on this panel include Prima's Alchemy Acrylic in Metallique Steampunk Copper, Twinkling H2O's in Teal Zircon and Chestnut.
The stamped images were fussy cut, and Tim's Words Remnant Rubs spell out part of the message.
An old Tim Holtz expressions stamp spells out the rest. The die cut gears are given a touch of gold, and of course, the papers are aged.
Now let's have a closer look at that wooden frame. This is made with a piece of manila file folder cut to size. I painted just the edges with DecoArt Raw (correction- that's Burnt) Umber, and laid on a coat of DecoArt Weathered Wood Crackle Medium in random thicknesses. When dry I laid on a thin coat of DecoArt American Zinc paint followed by a wash of thinned DecoArt Titan Buff Media paint. Next I lightly stroked on Distress paint in Ground Expresso, and finally gave it a coat of DecoArt Ultramatte Varnish, because I don't think shiny wood is rustic. You can see my crackle didn't quite crackle as expected, but it added a nice touch here and there.
Often times I get comments like 'I can't believe that was a ---- before you painted it', so I thought I would show an ugly shot of what this layer looked like before the foil layer was adhered. Pretty bad, huh? See all those colors around the inside edge? And that swipe of paint in the center? I always do my testing of colors in some out of the way place. You can see the Q. Gold and Teal didn't make the cut, nor did the Antiquing Cream look good to me. If you ever get a card from me PLEASE don't disassemble it! It's very messy under there!
Products used: Die: Tim Holtz Thinlits-Gearhead; Embossing Folder: Tim Holtz Keyboard; Stamps: Stampendous, Tim Holtz; Tim Holtz Words Remnant Rubs; Distress paint: Ground Expresso; Distress inks: Old Paper, Vintage Photo, Ground Expresso; Jet Black Archival ink; Versamark embossing ink; Prima Alchemy paint: Metallique Steampunk Copper; Twinkling H2O's: Teal Zircon, Chestnut; DecoArt: Burnt Umber and Tital Buff Media paint, Americana Zinc, Matte Medium, Weathered Wood Crackle medium, Ultramatte Varnish Other from my stash: manila file folder, card stock, contractor's foil tape, black gesso, embossing puffs, metallic wax rub-ons.
I had to share these last two shots with my card posing with the wood that provides my inspiration.
And on the rocking chair that's getting grungy and mildew-y just in time for Halloween! I can't wait!
I'm sharing my card with my husband and these wonderful challenges:
Frilly and Funkie-Going Round in Circles! I think my circles might finally not need pointing out! Ha! Ha!
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