I’ve grown to love Grunge! Pretty much any kind of Grunge – Altered Art, Vintage, Distress – all of it! The CC3C Challenge highlights a technique from Tim Holt’z Compendium of Curiosities III Book. This Challenge was to create a Worn Cover from one of Tim’s covers. It also works for Simon Says Stamp’s “O” challenge because it looks Old! 😉
I started with one of Tim’s Journal covers which was pretty worn already.
I applied Brushed Corduroy Distress Stain over the entire cover. Crackle Embossing Paste was applied through a TH Crocodile Stencil. Once it was dry, I added Brushed Corduroy Distress Stain over the Crackle Paste and then Walnut Stain Distress Stain over it to darken it a little.
I die cut Grunge Board with the Weathered Clock Die and the Gadget Gears die. I inked them with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then covered them with Versamark Ink and then Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powder. I applied a little Evergreen Bough Distress Paint over it with my finger. I used a few Idea-ology Charms with a Swivel Clasp and Jump Rings– applying Evergreen Bough Distress Paint in random places.
Crinkle Ribbon was dyed using Brushed Corduroy and Vintage Photo Distress Stains. It was tied around the “binding” of the cover before I put the ring binder in. I tied the altered Idea-ology Charms to the ribbon and knotted it. I then tied a double bow using the edges of the ribbon. (Click HERE for a Video showing How to Tie a Double Bow using your Fingers)
To decorate the inside covers, I sponged Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink through the Crocodile Stencil and Frayed Burlap Distress Ink through the Burlap Stencil. A couple of background stamps were lightly stamped and Remnant Rubs were applied in various places.
Idea-ology Mini Gears were adhered in opposite corners. The photo below shows the ribbon placement beneath the Ring Binder – which was attached using Hitch Fasteners.
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