We have arrived at the 29th Challenge, the Eroded Metallic technique found on Page 33 of Tim's Compendium of Curiosity III book. Think it's too late to join us? It's never too late! You still have time to purchase an autographed copy of the book here.
This challenge is being sponsored by the Inspiration Emporium, a wonderful online company! They are providing one lucky randomly chosen winner a $50.00 shopping spree, so buy the book, try out the technique and join us. All the information, including rules for participating, can be found at the lovely Linda's website here. Tim and Mario have yet another fabulous prize package for the winner as chosen by the Curiosity Crew!
I was in my studio the other day trying to decide what I was going to create with this fun technique. I looked out the window, and, as usual, it was raining AGAIN! That's when I decided that I just had to incorporate Tim's Stamper's Anonymous Umbrella Man with an Idea-ology Faucet Knob to act as a shut-off valve. That way I can shut the rain off temporarily, at least in my imagination! I guess the knob also represents shutting off fear and indeed "Living the life you have imagined" - traveling, dreaming, just going for it! Here is my creation:
I love the look of the finished technique so much that I didn't want to add too many images to take away from the eroded metallic look. Believe me, I tried! Finally, I decided that simplicity was the answer and then I was satisfied with this tag.
After completing the technique (wish I could tell you how I did it, however, you'll have to look in the book on Page 44 yourself), I stamped the Umbrella Man directly to the tag along with the sentiment from Tim's Stamper's Anonymous Creative Muse cling mount stamp set. I also used several rub-ons from Idea-ology Words remnant rubs which I adhered directly to the tag. Finally, I had to have my rain Faucet Knob. Before adding it to the tag, I used some of the Paint colors from the tag background to add a bit of color to the faucet knob.
Finally, I adhered a black mat to the tag and died crinkle ribbon with some of the same colors I used for my technique, Cracked Pistachio, Evergreen Bough, Peeled Paint and Broken China Distress Paints. I also added a bit of the Metallic Bronze paint on the ribbon. Voila! Easy to do!
I also wanted to experiment more with this technique to see what it would look like to be "more eroded". I made up a quick tag to show you what it looks like. I actually like how both of them turned out!
I hope you will all try this fun and easy technique! I am "hooked" now and will definitely be incorporating it into my future artwork!
Once again here is my finished project:
Hope you enjoy it! I wish you all sunshine (except in drought-sticken areas). Maybe we can send some of this extra water your way via the Colorado River. Can't wait to see what all of you create!