My Challenge for this week was to come up with something related to a hobby of mine. I have to say, I had a difficult time with this one because I don't really have any other hobbies besides Paper Crafting! My favorite thing to do lately is hang out with my boyfriend, Tim (Holtz). Of course, he is only my boyfriend in my head – and my husband doesn't mind at all! LOL!
My hobby within my hobby this week is Vintage and Distress so I thought I'd make a tag using Crackle Paint and Inks. The Tag was just a basic Manila Tag. I painted a strip of Antique Bronze Metallic Crackle Paint down the side and let it dry overnight. Then, I swiped Wild Honey, Broken China and Fired Brick Distress Stains over the top and spritzed with water. I heat set that and then continued adding color until I was happy with the background. I used Jet Black Stazon Ink to stamp The edges of the tag were sponged with Black Soot Distress Stain and then distressed the edges using my Distress Tool. I am meeting a friend from High School (which was a looooong time ago). She is an photographer and an artist who does collaging and other interesting pieces. I wanted to bring her something so I thought the tag would be a nice treat that she can use as a bookmark. So…when I was choosing the sayings and the embellishments, I had her in mind which makes it so much easier to create!
I stamped parts of a Map and half of the clock on the background. Embellishments: I attached Film Strip to the tag using a tiny embellishment attacher (stapler). The "A" is a brad, and the "Artful" disk is attached using a jump ring and trinket pin. The words are self-adhesive and I drew arround them using a Black Marker.
To finish off the project, I dyed the crinkle ribbon using the same Distress Stains and then stamped on it in Early Espresso Ink using parts of the Map Stamp. I crinkled it, dried it, and then frayed the top a little before adhereing to the tag.