Happy Saturday!! Glad to be here but, I’ll keep it short, so ya’ll can get back out to whatever Summer fun activities you’re up to this weekend! Personally, I’ve got some yard work waiting for me and our sunshine has returned, after having a stormy week–which means, the lawn has grown a little bit longer with all of the extra water it got this week. Big mow day!
What I’m sharing with you today is the tag I’m sending into the Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge for the latest Tim technique–Painted Industrial. This is challenge #7 and is found on page 46, if you’re following along. It’s a very ‘artsy fartsy’ technique that can be taken in so many different directions. As I’m participating in the challenge, I won’t be able to show you the details of the technique itself, but, I’ve got some other pics to show you of how I put this one together.
The retro-ness of these vintage people where a perfect match for my ‘atomic’ themed Painted Industrial background and exude the attitude of the snarky quote from the Say It How It Is set by Dyan Reaveley. This technique couldn’t have given me a better 50’s-ish style wallpaper! It looks like it could be ‘flying saucers’ or protons and atoms and neutrons–fun 50’s atomic age décor!
The stamps I used are from Flonz Craft and I used an image from their Vintage Fashion Men & Vintage Fashion Fifties plates. My base for this project is a #8 manila tag and I used a piece of foil tape sheet and embossing folder to create my Painted Industrial background.
I’m using Broken China DP & Worn Lipstick DS to create the background on my tag. I layered the DP first by rubbing onto my craft sheet, spritzing with water, then running the front and back sides of the tag through the paint. I heat set then did the same with the Worn Lipstick DS–to both sides of the tag.
When I think of the 50’s, I think of “sweet” colors–Worn Lipstick is like the perfect pink for this!
To bring out a bit more vividness of the colors, I rubbed Broken China & Worn Lipstick DI’s strategically over the tag and left as is! I did not spritz and flick this tag with water! It was quite the strain–but, I’ll get my chance later!
I stamped my retro woman and man onto 140# cold press water color paper using Jet Black Staz-On ink.
I’m using Distress Markers and my water brushes to water-color the images. I scribbled the markers onto my craft sheet and picked the colors up with the water brush. I’m using Broken China, Worn Lipstick, Pumice Stone, Tattered Rose, Barn Door, Picket Fence and Black Soot DI’s on these two.
These hip kids got fussy cut and I inked the edges with Vintage Photo DI and my ink blending tool.
There are several steps that I did not record with pictures because of the challenge itself, but also, because, I was on a roll and things just magically came together! It can be very zen-like while creating in the craft dungeon and stopping to take pictures can break that flow–this is one of those times. Plus, I was just having too much fun with this tag to slow down!!
I used two arrows from the Alpha Parts collection as my retro-style embellishments for this tag. I applied a few layers of Distress Paint to the arrows then applied the pink polka-dots using a mini bottle of Painterly Pink semi-gloss acrylic paint. I carefully heat seat then applied a layer of Diamond Glaze. I let the top coat of Glaze air dry so no air bubbles would form.
The pink polka-dots also remind me of the 50’s and is a feminine touch to the industrial edginess of the foil background. Oooo, so atomic!! ;) :)
It’s hard to get a good shot of the subtle shimmer that I sprayed over the word bands. I wanted to add in another little touch of girlie to this tag–soften the blow of the words, I guess!! ;)
I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap piece of 140# wc paper with Jet Black Staz-On ink and ran through some Worn Lipstick DS. I fussy cut each word band out and inked the edges with Black Soot DI and my ink blending tool. I then gave the word bands a light spritzing of MFT Sheer Shimmer Mist.
OH–before I had adhered my Painted Industrial panel to my tag, I stenciled it with the Measured Layering Stencil and Black Soot DI. That’s what you see peeking out from behind the foil panel! It was one of the steps that I didn’t stop to take pics of…sorry ;)
Remember how I said “I’d get my chance” earlier? It’s all about splattering!! I had to add some kind of splatter somewhere!! I used Broken China & Black Soot DP’s and my splatter brush to add those paint splatters, before I assembled all of my pieces together.
I almost forgot–here’s the back of the tag! I left the backside of my tag plain–this gives me a place to write a special message :)
I used Worn Lipstick DS to stain my seam binding ribbon and I added a couple of strands of fun, funky yarn for more girlie-ness…think ostrich feather boa when looking at the ribbon/yarn tie ;)
What do you think? Can you see the 50’s in this tag? This was a fun one to design! I love those vintage people! I’ve got more in store for all of them :)
Thanks for joining me today–I hope I didn’t keep you too long? But, before you go, hop over to Studio L3 for the latest challenge with me! As this is an odd numbered challenge, Inspiration Emporium is sponsoring a $50 gift certificate for one of the lucky participants! And then there’s the gift-a-palooza from Tim and Mario themselves! Pure Awesomeness!!
Get out there and enjoy your weekend, where ever you may be! Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!! XOXO-Shari
SUPPLIES I USED:
- Surfaces: # Manila Tag (Ranger); Foil Tape Sheets (Ranger); 140# Cold Press WC Paper
- Stamps: Vintage Fashion Men & Vintage Fashion Fifties FlonzCraft); Say it How it Is (Dylusions/Ranger)
- Distress Inks, Paints, Stains (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Sheer Shimmer Mist (My Favorite Things); Semi-Gloss Acrylic Paint (Claudine Hellmuth/Ranger)
- Measured Layering Stencil (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous); Seam Binding; Funky Yarn
- Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug); Big Shot Machine (Sizzix)
- Diamond Glaze (Judikins); Double-Back Tape (3M); Finger Knife (Fiskars); Craft Sheet (Ranger); Cutting Mat; Foam Squares; Matte Multi-Medium (Claudine Hellmuth/Ranger); Ink Blending Tool