Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Masculine Metallics

It is time for the next challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog.  Jenny is hosting this one and she calls it Marvellous Metallics.  Here is what she says about it:

There are so many ways to add metallics to your projects, from embossing powders and pastes, metallic finish cards and foils, metallic inks and paints to metal embellishments. And you can leave them untreated for a touch of glamour or alter them for an aged or more grungy look. Show us how you like to use metals on your vintage or shabby chic projects.

I always try to work ahead and did in this case too but the quality of the process photos for this project will be hit or miss  Some were taken with my old phone and were part of the lot that were messed up because the gremlin in the phone changed the camera settings - grrr.  There are some taken with the new phone I got a week ago but I haven't figured out the settings yet.   Technology is grand and then it isn't.

I will describe what I did and I am sure when you look at the finished project, you will be able to follow.

  • Start making the background by cutting a piece of card stock slightly smaller than the card blank
  • Pat Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide (Tim Holtz) on a kraft mat.
  • Spritz the oxides with water and drag the card stock through the puddles
  • Randomly ink with Orange Blossom Archival Ink (Wendy Vecchi)

  • Use Watering Can Archival Ink (Wendy Vecchi) to stamp images from The Professor and Dapper stamp sets (Tim Holtz) - the Dapper image is now hidden by the tag but it is there

  • Randomly stamp script from the Entomology stamp set (Tim Holtz) with Jet Black Archival Ink (Ranger)
  • Use Versamark to stamp a line of stars from a clear stamp set with no name (Tim Holtz #THMM104)
  • Mix a bit of copper and a bit of gold embossing powder together and heat emboss the stars
  • Splatter the background with some blue metallic paint

  • Cut a tag shape from Memoranda paper pad (Tim Holtz), add a reinforcement ring punched from some Rose Gold Metallics 2 Kraft Stock (Tim Holtz) and a topper of some copper string blended with some burlap string
  • Ink the edges of the tag with some Rose Gold Metallique Wax Paste (Prima) and then with a bit of Metallique Vintage Gold (Prima)

  • Make a big ticket from Rose Gold Metallics 2 Kraft Stock and a ticket texture fade from a set called  Playing Games (Tim Holtz)
  • Fussy cut the ticket and scuff the raised areas with a sanding block

  • Use Watering Can Archival Ink to stamp The Professor (Tim Holtz), fussy cut him, ink him all over with some Pumice Stone Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)
  • Ink the edges of The Professor with Vintage Photo Distress Ink

  • Stamp with large light bulb from The Professor set with Versamark, emboss with the copper/gold mixture and fussy cut
  • Ink a Quote Chip (Tim Holtz) with Pumice Stone DI, a bit of Orange Blossom Archival Ink and then splatter with the blue paint
  • Ink the edges of a few pieces of Ephemera (Tim Holtz) with Vintage Photo DI

To assemble:

  • Distress the edges of the background and add to the card blank
  • Add the tag making a hinged pocket to hold the ticket
  • Add the ephemera, Quote Chip, a Trinket Pin (Tim Holtz) and a button
  • Add the light bulb with dimensional foam and finally add the professor
I hope you will dig out your metallics and join us for this challenge.  One entrant chosen by random will receive a gift certificate to go shopping at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  The Design Team will choose their top picks with the overall winner receiving an opportunity to be a Guest Designer at a future date.  The challenge is open through 11:55 pm EST on Tuesday, August 13th.

Supplies with links to The Funkie Junkie Boutique:

Playing Games Texture Fade (Tim Holtz)
Dapper Stamp Set CMS267 (Tim Holtz)
Stamp Set THMM107 (Tim Holtz)
Memoranda Paper Pad (Tim Holtz)
Dark Patina Metallics Acrylic Paint (Deco Art) - Suggest - Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint - Metallique Light Patina
Circle Punches (Marvy Uchida)
Ranger Embossing Powder - Copper EPJ37378
Ranger Embossing Powder - Princess Gold EPJ37477
Tim Holtz Cling Stamps - The Professor
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Rubber Stamps - Entomology
Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Metallic 2 Kraft Stock - Rose Gold & Copper TH93780

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

A Hot Box

It is time for a new challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog (formerly known as Frilly and Funkie).  Suzz is our hostess for this one that she is calling It's Heating Up.  Here is how she describes it:

July is when the weather here in the Midwest really starts to turn warm and muggy. This is the inspiration for our challenge to interpret the heat with using one or more of the following colors: Yellow, Red or Orange. Your challenge is to create a vintage or shabby chic project where the main color is yellow, orange or red. I can't wait to see how you turn up the heat in your art!

It has been super hot so far this summer so I had no problem thinking hot colours but what to make with those colours - an altered box came to mind.

I took the process photos along the way and the finished product photos later only to discover that some of the camera settings had changed along the way so some of the process photos don't have a background that looks like the one I took them on.  I have decided there is a gremlin in my phone because the Bluetooth turns itself off from time to time and texts are disappearing - time for a new phone and maybe a new provider.

I started with a cheap paper mache box from Dollarama and gave it a coat of White Gesso (Dina Wakley) followed by a coat of Squeezed Orange Acrylic Paint (Dylusions).  Once the box was dry, I added Lemon Zest acrylic paint (Dylusions) with a sea sponge.

Next I inked it all over with some Red Geranium Archival Ink (Wendy Vecchi) and then sprayed it with Aged Mahogany Distress Spray Stain (Tim Holtz) and while it was still wet, I patted it with a piece of paper toweling to give a marbled look.

I found some little wooden finials at Michaels that I thought would make great feet for the box so I coated them first with White Gesso and then with the Lemon Zest Acrylic Paint.  They were too bright so I inked them with Orange Blossom Archival Ink (Wendy Vecchi) and was much happier with the finished look.  I used some Gel Medium (Dina Wakley) to glue the feet to the bottom of the box.

I grabbed some venise lace from my Funkie Junkie Boutique stash and dyed it using some Wild Honey Distress Stain (Tim Holtz - no longer available but Distress Ink Re-inker would be a perfect alternative) mixed in a little jar with a bit of water.  Once it was dry I adhered it to the outside edge of the box lid.

Now it was time to decorate the top.  I used the Shabby Posies die (Tammy Tutterow) to cut petals from paper pads called Floral Shoppe and Midnight Masquerade (Graphic 45).  The paper used for the yellow flower was too pale so I inked it with some Mustard Seed Distress Ink (Tim Holtz).  Next I shaped the flowers and layered the petals together.  I wanted a shiny look so I painted them with some Gloss Gel Medium and then when they were dry I added some adhesive pearls from Dollarama to the centres.

A branch was cut from the orange in the Metallics Jewels Kraft Stock pad (Tim Holtz) using the Skeleton Leaves die set (Tim Holtz) and then I cut some of the leaves from the branch.  I also used the Garden Greens die set (Tim Holtz) to cut some branches from some rusty red card stock scraps.

To make the butterfly, I coloured a piece of plastic packaging with Sunset Orange, Sunshine Yellow and Poppyfield Alcohol Ink (Tim Holtz) and then cut the little butterfly using the Entomology die set (Tim Holtz).  I used a black Micron pen to draw lines on the butterfly rather than stamping it.  I tried stamping one from the Entomology set (Tim Holtz) but did not like it.

I made a loopy bow from a large ball of yellow twine I found in my stash and then punched a little circle from the Metallics Kraft Stock, shaped it with a large embossing tool and added it to the centre of the bow.

All of the elements were adhered to the top of the box using either Scor Tape or Gel Medium.

I hope you will join us for this sizzling challenge.  There is lots of time to create as it runs through 11:55 pm EST on Tuesday, July 30th.  One random winner will receive a gift certificate to shop at The Funkie Junkie Boutique and the Design Team will choose their top picks with the overall winner receiving an invitation to be a Guest Designer at a future date.

Supplies List from The Funkie Junkie Boutique:

Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Metallic Jewels Kraft Stock