Here's the latest tag from my recent "spree"... Tim Holtz style...
I was so excited when I got the Stuff to Say set and I've set a personal goal to use EVERY flippin' new stamp that I bought this time around. So often we see stamps that we just HAVE to have... and then they get woefully neglected... not a good trend. This hobby of ours is not a cheap one, and I really want to USE all the stuff I buy! So... I'm mixing a bit of new with a bit of old.....
One thing I'm really trying to work on is building layers of interest in my art.... you'll have to look closely to see, but there are SIX layers on this background... Here's the breakdown:
1. started by layering scraps of booktext all over the tag
2. did a white wash over the text
3. stamped script in coffee archival over the white wash
4. applied butterscotch paint with my finger tip horizontally and vertically in random spots
5. white drippage
6. concentric circles stamp in black archival ink
Technically I then added black soot distress ink to the edges - so maybe that could be considered layer #7... but only on the edges....
This grungeboard flourish is dabbed with Ferro (iron oxide), heat dried, and then gently used my fingers to swipe some Inka Gold over the textured surface. Love that Ferro - fab stuff!
Totally love this new sentiment, and love that it fits perfectly in the shield/coat of arms diecut. I cut the sheild out of patterned ledger paper, inked with antique linen DI with walnut stain and black on the edges, and stamped the sentiment in black archival.
Added the beads from a jump ring attached to the ribbon (May Arts) at the top. Got these beads from Michael's - Love them! They're like Tim's baubles, but in BLACK - sweet! And some of them have a rough texture... let me see if I have a better pic....mmmmm nope... sorry...but you get the idea...
Hope you're all having a great weekend... I better get busy getting organized for stamp camp.... the amount of *stash* that goes to camp is.... well.... seemingly ridiculous... I have an SUV and I NEED all that space when I go to camp... I'm just sayin' .... Jack teases me that it would be easier to fit my entire studio with a hitch so i could just tow the whole thing... how cool would that be??? HAHA!!
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