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Product: Something Metal Technique: Rust Effects (perhaps using rusting or embossing powders or rust coloured paints) Colour: Lilac or Pale Purple Substrate: Board (eg grey board, coaster board, cardboard)
That was quite a combination with which to work! Here's what I came up with:
I started with a harlequin piece of Tim Holtz grunge board this month's substrate. I inked it with a multi color pigment ink pad, Brilliance twilight a combination of pearly lilacs and lavenders, perfect for the color in this month's suitcase. Two ingredients down and two to go.
The next two ingredients are metal and rust. I took a cue from last month's tutorial and created a butterfly with Judikins Rustique embossing powder. I have more detail on my blog post about this project. I started with heavy duty aluminum foil die cut and embossed with a Tim Holtz matching set. I used embossing ink and layered two different colors of Judikin's rust effect embossing powder: azure and jade.
Here is a die cut butterfly and one I embossed.
I inked it up with Judikins embossing ink and then layered a rustique effect embossing powder. I layered at least three times with 2 different colors.
The first layer.
I then needed to find a way to combine the two parts of my project. I thought a nice frame might work and rummaged through my stash. I love this old frame and I am so happy to give it such a nice new life! It also gave me the idea of a "garden" since it was already full of greenery and flowers. I cut down the grunge board to fit the frame and started to embellish.
I wanted to pull more of the colour in this month's suitcase so I added several different lilac ribbons and fibers. I tied them together with a pretty button and stuck in some pins I received in a swap.
Thanks so much to A Vintage Journey for having me as a Guest Designer this month!
Tim Holtz butterfly die and embossing folder
Judkins embossing ink and Rustique embossing powder in jade and azure
Tim Holtz harlequin grungeboard
Brilliance twilight ink
Petaloo flowers and prima leaves
QQ powderpuff chalking inks: Seafoam, Desert Sun
misc ribbon, buttons, pins and pearls
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