Saturday, February 12, 2011

CCC #31 - Rusted Enamel


Rusted Enamel is a very cool technique!!!  It has been awesome working through Tim Holtz's book Compendium of Curiosities... I've learned soooooooooooo much... and to think there are just a few weeks (techniques) left to do.  As always, pop on over to Linda's blog Studio L3 to get all the details on the challenge.

My Distress ink colors used on the tag are worn lipstick, tea dye, and brushed corduroy.  The flourish is stamped with Archival olive.  The bottom cut with an On-the-edge die.  The flowers are cut from white felt, sprayed with Color Wash cranberry and then Perfect Pearls forever violet, dried, sprayed again with violet and dried.  Amazingly the shimmer of the Perfect Pearls Mist does not stand out on the felt like it does on paper and grunge.  I then ran a bead of Rock Candy Distress Stickles around the edge of each flower and let it air dry.  I then realized that I was going to stamp on the flowers and had forgot so I stamped a text image on them.  Cut the ticket from a piece of Tim's Vintage Shabby paper, stamped the Valentine's ticket with Archival jet black, added a little worn lipstick and then black soot ink around the edges, and went over the "14" with glaze pens.  

10 comments:

Lori said...

Gorgeous tag Wanda, I love the colors you chose, goes so well with the flower!

Linda Ledbetter said...

I'm completely mesmerized by the color combo you used on this gorgeous tag, Wanda! It's brilliant and rich and utterly wonderful! Your rusted enamel looks awesome, and that big, bold flower is a WOW piece if ever I've seen one! Great job on this-- it's beautiful!

Julie Forest said...

Beautiful rusted enamel tag! Fabulous color combo and that flower is G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!! Love that luscious lace at the top, too! :)

Charmaine Stack said...

Wow, Wanda, you sure can pack a lot of techniques and special touches into one tag! This is lovely - I am much more inspired by the colours you chose than the ones I did. I only picked up the CCC book a few weeks ago - wish I had gotten it a lot sooner so that I could have been playing all along. Happy Valentine's Day!

craftytrog said...

Your tag is so beautiful Wanda! The flower, the lace, the ticket...everything about it is perfect! x

Von said...

Love your choice of colours Wanda makes it stand out :)
Von x

SusanK said...

Isn't this an amazing technique? And it works so well with all the colors! Love your tag...so rich!

Eileen said...

Beautiful, as always, and your color choices ROCK!

Netty said...

Wowee Wanda your tag is gorgeous and such fabby colours. Brilliant. Annette x

Marjie K said...

So beautiful! Your flower is drop dead gorgeous and I love what you did to the ticket with the #14.