HELLO & HAPPY SUNDAY!! I’m here today with my weekly project for Artistic Outpost and the tag itself may look a little familiar–
—I’ve been having some fun with Tim Holtz’s Remnant Rub Technique this week!! I have been experimenting with the technique and different mediums and for this tag, I used the rem-rub technique along with Tim’s paint marbling technique.
I used remnants of my Words, Numbers, Elements & Life Quotes Remnant Rubs, then I marbled the tag with Abandoned Coral & Ripe Persimmon DPs. This tag was the 3rd thing I had run through the over abundance of paint I had on my craft sheet, so the color is a bit more subtle than the first couple of things I marbled. I spritzed the tag with water and heat dried. Then, I dabbed and pressed the tag into the droplets of paint left on my craft sheet to get some of those paint spots here and there.
Here’s the back of the tag sopped up with every last bit of DP left on my craft sheet! You can even see a random blue and yellow spot there–Those are the last remaining drops of some of the DPs I had originally started my marbling projects with! I pre-make backgrounds for use later, and I’ve got some really cool things going on BTSs right now :)
I also want to include some stamped fabric on this tag so I decided to stain a piece of muslin with Antique Linen DSS.
I heat set and continued to press the fabric into the spots of DSS that remained on my craft sheet.
There’s another image in the Generation Redux set that has this lovely lacy border, so I’m using it to create scalloped fabric pieces. I stamped the masked off image a few times in Coffee Archival Ink onto my stained piece of muslin, and a couple of times on an unstained piece of muslin and fussy cut. (any left overs are being saved!) ;)
After I had treated the tag with the background technique, I stamped this image from the Generation Redux stamp set onto the tag with Jet Black StazOn ink and heat set. I also stamped the image onto a separate piece of mixed media paper and water colored with my Distress Markers and my water brush. I heat set then rubbed the water colored image with Tea Dye DI and my ink blending tool and fussy cut. I distressed the edges a bit with my paper distresser, then edged in Black Soot DP.
I ran my tag through my sewing machine and added a few random stitches. The quote is from the Think & Wonder set, that I stamped onto mixed-media stock with Jet Black Archival. I rubbed Tea Dye DI over the quote, fussy cut, edged with Walnut Stain DI and mounted onto pieces of black Core’dinations stock. I adhered to my tag with matte multi-medium, heat set, then edged with Picket Fence DM and smudged with a dampened finger.
I just had to get a close-up sot of this corner! I just love all of the things that are going on :)
I love my left-over pieces of Tattered Florals dies, too! Here’s a layered bloom in burlap paper, manila stock and gesso’d corrugated cardboard. There are the pieces of the stamped muslin, that I gathered and sewed onto the tag. I rubbed a little Vintage Photo DI over the fabric and frayed the edges a bit with my craft scratcher.
Before adhering my fussy cut image onto the tag, I gave the tag a few spritzes of Fired Brick DM with my air art tool. I heat set, then splattered Picket Fence DP over the surface, too and heat set. I outlined the image of the woman stamped on the tag, with Picket Fence DM and I smudged with my finger, then I adhered fussy cut onto the tag with matte multi-medium.
I distressed the edges of the tag with my paper distresser and rubbed Walnut Stain DI over the edges. I topped the tag with a stained piece of seam binding and an altered trinket pin and finished the entire tag off with a couple of spritzes of Biscotti Perfect Pearls Mist. There’s a really nice shimmer to the entire surface now.
Thanks so much for stopping by for my weekly offering for Artistic Outpost! It’s a pure joy for me to be here and your visits and comments always make me feel like I’m doing something right!! :) :)
Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!
SUPPLIES I USED:
- Stamps: Generation Redux & Think & Wonder (Artistic Outpost)
- #8 Manila Tag (Inkssentials/Ranger); Manila Stock; Burlap Paper; Corrugated Cardboard; Mixed-Media Paper (Strathmore); Black Card Stock (Core’dinations)
- Distress Paints, Markers, Stain & Ink (Tim Holtz/Ranger); StazOn Ink (Tsukineko); Archival Ink (Ranger); Perfect Pearls Mist (Ranger)
- Tattered Florals Die (Tim Holtz/Sizzix); Big Shot Machine (Sizzix); Sewing Machine (Kenmore); Paper Distresser & Craft Scratcher (Tim Holtz/Tonic Studios)
- Seam Binding; Button & Trinket Pin (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology)
- Craft Sheet (Ranger); Finger Knife (Fiskars); Matte Multi-Medium (Ranger); Paint Brush; Water Brush;