Autumn describes her challenge: "Lace, oh so lovely lace! Whether you add delicate layers of fine lace, or tattered and torn crocheted lace, we'd love to see you add dimension and depth to your vintage or shabby chic project with lace. Perhaps you have a favorite lace stamp or will choose to lace something up, we'd love to see your creations inspired by this topic."
I had been itching to make something grungy, and at first I planned to use Stamperia's Old Lace paper collection, but I saw that teammate Kathy already did a fine job with it, and nothing I could make could show off these beautiful papers any better. I did manage to use one of the papers for my photo shoot background. The delicate design looks so realistic and pops off the neutral background. I opted to alter one of Tim Holtz' Idea-ology Trinket Tins. Sadly, I have no process photos, as this was done in short 5 minute spurts between other family/work obligations. I'll be lucky if I can even recall what I did!
I started by applying a coat of gesso to the lid and then applied crackle paste through Tim's Doily stencil. I also applied a little crackle paste to the inside bottom right around the rim. After that dried overnight, I added some Grit paste where you might expect to see some rust form. I sprayed with Distress spray stains in Rusty Hinge and Ground Espresso. I noticed some of the crackle was falling off, so I sealed the lid with Collage medium in matte. I used the Emboss It dabber and Rocky Road Patina Oxide Chunky Rust Baked Texture to make the rust and patina. Because I am not fond of shiny rust, I gave it another coat of collage medium.
For my embellishments, I sprayed three different laces from Linda's shop with Rusty Hinge spray and dried with my heat tool. I painted on Prima Sculpture Medium in clear and shaped the lace to fit my lid and allowed that to dry overnight.
I colored the silver filigree medallion and globe Adornment (I cut off the bail) with Picket Fence Distress paint and Caramel alcohol ink. I patted the continents with a little more Picket Fence, sprinkled with Patina Oxide and heated just until it started to melt.
The silver lace die cut is left over from another project. I layered everything up, topped with a rather forlorn looking Paper Doll adhering everything with Multi medium matte. I wish I had seen Ann Barnes' Paper Doll before I made this, because it certainly would have looked better to add the Vintage Beeswax powder as she did. While you're there, check out her amazing globe!
I ended up sanding the bottom half of the outside and the inside of the tin having learned my lesson with the cracking crackle. I dribbled on Terra Cotta, Mushroom and Gunmetal Mixative alcohol inks. On the outside, I also painted with Prima Rust Paste in Red and Brown, taking care to leave the top part free of the texture, so the lid would close properly. I wrapped this with a piece of lacy seam binding from my stash, embedding it into the wet rust paste. I sealed it all with collage medium. On the backside, while the collage medium was still wet, I sprinkled with Patina Oxide and Chunky Rust Baked Texture just until it started to melt. Lastly, I added a jump ring to the Ideaology Story Stick to attach to the lace. The word was highlighted with Distress crayon. I tucked in a couple of altered Ideaology Bouquet Findings to cover the gap left by the layering on the front.
Moving along to the inside , I layered up Tim's Stacked Archway die cuts, coloring them with Distress spray stains in Ground Espresso and Rusty Hinge.
I heat embossed the Ground Espresso layer with a lace stamp from my stash and one of Tim's new Ornate Trims stamps. I used Liquid Platinum embossing powder--love this stuff! I cut up a very powerful Wendy Vecchi Messages for Art quote to make it fit my aperture. It was stamped with Potting Soil Archival ink and edged with Distress marker.
I stapled on some bits of vintage lace from my stash using Tim's Tiny Attacher and smudged on a little rust paint.
And a bit of lace shaped with Sculpture medium makes for a great top border curtain tucked in between the layers.
A star Adornment altered with Liquid Platinum, Picket Fence paint, and alcohol ink finishes off my altered tin.
I hope you found some lacy inspiration here, but there's always more! Why not hop over to Frilly and Funkie to see the amazing lacy layers created by my talented teammates? And when you're done, be sure to play along with our 'Layers of Lace' challenge for a chance to win a generous gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique or to be chosen as one of four Designer favorite and a chance to be Guest Designer on Frilly and Funkie. I can't wait to see what YOU will make!
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