Today I'm showing an industrial inspired Birthday card made for my dear sister in law.
I started by making my background. I sprayed distress oxide sprays walnut stain, ground espresso and pumic stone all over the front side of the Tim Holtz stencil industrial and then used it to make a print on white gloss paper. I think it looks cool with the letters and numbers backwards. I saw Tim Holtz do this on one of his FB live and wanted to try it. You can watch his demo here (this technique is shown 42 minutes into the demo). My intension was to then use distress micro glaze on this but liked the way it looked so just left it as it is and just stamped some numbers and words using archival ink rotting soil and stamps from the sets mail art and correspondence on top.
The bottle caps are sanded before glued in place as well as the quote ship. The latter was also inked on the edges using distress ink ground espresso. The metal text decorations are colored with distress crayons picket fence and the metal clip at the top with distress crayons picket fence, gathered twigs and walnut stain as well as the pen nib. The baseboard doll is sanded and then inked around the edges using distress ink ground espresso and I used distress marker to color his face and tie.
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From Tim Holtz
Dies: trinket frames, ticket booth, star trim
Stamps: mail art CMS339, correspondens CMS225, ticket booth CMS337
Stencil: industrial THS 051
Idea-ology: pen nib, metal clip, quote ship, hardware head, baseboard doll, transparent wing, game spinner, date dials, bottle caps, index clip, word band, quote tokens
Distress ink ground espresso
Distress crayon picket fence, gathered twigs, walnut stain
Distress marker ripe persimmon, tattered rose
Distress spray walnut stain, ground espresso, pumic stone (if I remember correctly)
Paper stash abandoned
Metallic jewels kraft, silver
Mixed media paper, Canson (140g)
Watercolor paper, Canson (300g)