It's time for our new challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog and with our talented Jenny as the hostess, our theme this time is 'Little Things'. Here's how Jenny describes her challenge:
"Sometimes it can be the littlest of things that can mean the most. For this challenge create a small vintage or shabby chic project (or if you're feeling adventurous even a set!) It could be an Artist Trading Card/Coin, a tag or a little card for example, or you may have something else in mind - we can't wait to see them."
As always, the winner will earn a chance to be a Guest Designer at a future date at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. There are also Top 3 Badges for three additional outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team. Please see the blog for details.
I recently received my order from The Funkie Junkie Boutique containing among other things, Tim Holtz new Distress Embossing Glaze Powders and the Field Notes Ephemera Pack. I thought making a few little Artist Trading Coins would give me the opportunity to try out the Glazes and use a few of the beautiful ephemera pieces. First, I'll show you the details on the coins, and following I'll give a brief description about how I made them.
1. Punch 3 circles from scrap (front of coin) and Bristol board (back of coin). The scrap is an old book page I had stamped with a Fragments stamp, first and second generation in practice for another project a while back. I also used it to clean off a stencil making a ghostly monoprint. I knew this panel would come in handy someday. I was tickled pink to see Leland from Hendersonville, NC or some other person long ago wrote the word 'distress' for some odd reason on the reverse side. How appropriate! (I can promise it was not me!)
6. Blend coins fronts and ephemera with Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain inks.
7. Paint skinny edges of coins with Ground Espresso paint.
8. Using Embossing Dabber, heat emboss each coin front with various Embossing Glazes. Repeat on back edges.
9. Using Embossing pen, outline the bees wings and emboss with glaze, to give the wings a more translucent quality.
10. I buffed the embossing with steel wool to take the shine off, except on the bee and bee coin front, because that was supposed to look like sticky honey. LOL I was skeptical about taking this step, thinking what is the point of using the glazes, then. But, I was pleasantly surprised with the effect. You still get a unique texture and appearance of depth because the glaze sits on top of the stamping. Bravo on this amazing product, Ranger and Tim Holtz!
11. Stamp Tiny Text on the book page scrap with Ground Espresso archival and cut out with scissors. Blend edges with Walnut Stain ink.
12. Adhere all ephemera and text with collage medium and sit back and admire these Little Things.
That's all for me today. I hope you'll pop over to the blog and see all the "little things" my talented teammates have made to tempt you to join in the challenge. Then link up your own project HERE to be in for a chance to win one of the wonderful prizes! I can't wait to see your little things! Hugs and blessings! Sara Emily
The following products were used and can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:
Distress Embossing Glazes - Antique Linen, Broken China, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain
Distress Embossing Dabber
Distress Embossing Pens
Distress Oxide - Frayed Burlap
Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
Distress Paint - Ground Espresso
Distress Archival ink - Faded Jeans, Ground Espresso, Black Soot
Distress Collage Medium Matte
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ephemera, Field Notes
Tim Holtz Cling Stamps - Fragments
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set - Tiny Text
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set - Field Notes