I've finished the next challenge of the Curiosity Crew. It is a technique-based challenge called Eroded Metallic. It took a few tries to get my tag to look as good as I wanted it to but I love trying new techniques! You can learn how to do this yourself from Tim Holtz’s tutorial on page 44 of his latest book of techniques - A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol.3. Check out the rules for joining the challenge at the Challenge-faq.
Prizes include an
awesome assortment of Tim’s products (courtesy of Tim himself and Mario
Rossi, his Logistic Director) for a “Curiosity Crew’s Choice” winner and for this round Inspiration Emporium is back with another fantastic $50 shopping spree for one random winner.
Here you will see other examples of this technique that were created by Linda Ledbetter and the rest of the Curiosity Crew.
This is my creation:
I first painted Broken China and Mowed Lawn Distress Paint onto the manilla tag and let that dry. I then applied the Eroded Metallic technique using Antiqued Bronze and let that set. Onto the 2 corners of the tag, I glued Large Antiqued Copper Triangle Filigree pieces (that I chose with my credit from the Funkie Junkie Boutique! Awesome pieces!) The flowers and leaves were from my stash - probably Prima. The gentleman in the square is a piece I made at a workshop I attended at She Scrapbooks in The Villages, FL a few months ago. We used old film slides, without the film, antiqued them, put lace bits on them with gesso and glued on a cut out photo from a magazine. I attached this to the tag then attached the "Wanted" notice that I cut off a paper shopping bag I also got from She Scrapbooks. This little ad made me giggle. The person who placed the ad assures the woman she will have quality help in the kitchen. LOL! I antiqued it a little by rubbing on some Walnut Stain. I added some bling, tied on a ribbon, and inked the edges of the tag to complete the look. I hope you enjoy it!