I hope you are doing well and are having a great day! I’m back with another project that I created for the Stampers Anonymous booth at Creativation. This project features the new Etcetera Trims that Tim Holtz and Stampers Anonymous introduced at the show. These trims come in 3 different shapes, Scallop, Pinked and Bracket and are the perfect way to add a ledge, shelf or trim to an Etcetera Tag, Vignette box or project… the possibilities are endless.
In this post, I’ll be sharing how I used them to create three different shelves on an Etcetera tag for display purposes… plus, I am also including a sample of a vignette box and how I used the trims to finish the edges and give it a ‘tramp art” look.
I started with a Small Etcetera Tag and added a piece of paper cut to the same size to the front and back of the thick board tag with Distress Collage Matte Medium. The paper was from the Tim Holtz Etcetera Paper Stash.
I then sanded the edges with my Sanding Grip and blended them with some Pumice Stone and Frayed Burlap Distress Inks.
After the tag was blended with the distress inks, I applied a thin coat of Distress Collage Medium one the top of both the front and back of the tag. Let it dry, then blended some Ground Expresso Distress Crayon around the edges of the tag.
I cut a circle using two circle punches to create the same size round reinforcement. Then stamped a pattern onto it, adhered it to the thick board reinforcement, and blended Ground Expresso Distress Crayon around the edge.
Then I adhered the reinforcement to the Etcetera Tag with collage medium.
Here is the start of me arranging the layout of all the goodies onto the trim shelves. I had to make sure I had enough space in-between each shelf to hold the collections. My vision for this project was to create a shabby chic display, it was completely inspired by those lovely scallop trims! I pulled all sorts of idea-ology from my stash and tried to create a story on each shelf.
The idea-ology I used included Photobooth Photos, Corked Vials, Apothecary Vials, Bouquet Flowers, Adornment Ribbons and Bows, Adornment Keys, Classic Label Stickers, Timepieces, Clock Hands, Adornments Deco Frames, Jeweled Charms, Thimbles, Ephemera Pack Snippets, Mini Fasteners and Ephemera Pack Keepsakes. I’m not going to go into the individual processes of how I created each embellishment… but will tell you that I used my distress inks, paints, crayons and distress markers to add vintage grunge to each piece. That was such a fun part of this project!
Here is how I created the shelves…
To create enough depth for each of the display shelves I needed to stack 3 pieces of the trims together. I decided to use a wider piece at the back of the stack, then added 2 smaller to the front. The packages of trims each come with 30 pieces, ten of 4″, 5″, and 6″… and might I add that the are only $5.99!!! Wowza, such a great deal!
I painted each piece lightly with Dina Wakley White Gesso, both the front and the back. I added Opaque Crackle Texture Paste to the wider back piece and the skinnier front piece. I then dried them with my heat tool until they crackled.
I sprayed the smaller front pieces with a light spritz of Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Spray, then dried them with my heat tool.
Then sprayed them with Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Spray, and dried them again.
I then blended a bit of Ground Expresso Distress Crayon and Mushroom Alcohol Ink into the cracks to define them. Then adhered the trims together with Distress Collage Medium and clipped them together with bull dog clips until they were dry.
I added the bow to the front of the middle shelf and clamped it with the bull dog clip until it was dry.
I adhered each shelf with collage medium onto the etcetera tag and clamped them together with bulldog clips and let this dry overnight. I wanted to make sure that they were fully set before adding all of the displays. PS- I LOVE BULL DOG CLIPS!! 😉
The next day, I added all of the idea-ology vignettes. I added more interest to the vignettes by adding vintage string, music paper, moss and some tiny Sizzix Funky Flower Stems with-in and onto the jars.
The trims used on a vignette box…
This was a little project that I created for my husband and I as a remembrance of our 25th Anniversary. I used a small vignette box, a bunch of my favorite Tim Holtz products, and some vintage trinkets then embellished it using some of my favorite techniques.
I used the Pinked Trims which created a “tramp art” feel…if you aren’t familiar with that, it’s a type of folk art that was made popular in the early 1900’s. It was art made by everyday people with scrap pieces of wood like cigar boxes, old crates, and wood trims that were carved and repurposed to create frames, boxes and furniture.
They were repurposing and recycling long before we ever were.
The trims are made from a hard chipboard material but can be cut to fit any project. I trimmed off about an inch on two of the trims so that they would fit around the box.
and used my trusty bull dog clips, Distress Collage Matte Medium and clamped them onto the vignette box until they were dry. 🙂
So many awesome possibilities with these wonderful new products!!
So be sure to check them out!
Thank you so much for stopping by…have a great day!
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Gather Your Supplies-
Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous- Small Etcetera Tag, Etcetera Trims Scallop and Pinking, Ornate Trimmings (CMS326), Flower Jar (CMS297)
Tim Holtz/ Idea-ology- Etcetera Paper Stash, Photobooth Photos, Corked Vials, Apothecary Vials, Bouquet Flowers, Adornment Ribbons and Bows, Adornment Keys, Classic Label Stickers, Timepieces, Clock Hands, Adornments Deco Frames, Jeweled Charms, Thimbles, Ephemera Pack Snippets, Mini Fasteners, Ephemera Pack Keepsakes, Vignette Box
Tim Holtz/Tonic- Tonic Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tonic Shears
Tim Holtz/Ranger- Mushroom Alcohol Ink, Opaque Crackle Texture Paste
Distress Ink- Frayed Burlap, Pumice Stone
Distress Crayons- Ground Expresso
Distress Spray Oxides- Walnut Stain, Cracked Pistachio
Distress Tools/Mediums- Distress Sprayer, Media Mat, Heat it Heat Tool, Blending Tools, Distress Collage Matte Medium, Detail Water brush, Sanding Grip, Paper Distresser, Dina Wakley White Gesso
Other- Vintage Music Paper, String, Moss
Rita P. says
This tag is truly amazing. All the details on each square inch of this piece. I would love to ride in your brain for he time it took you to see what you do and then create it. Amazing.
Jane Cameron says
Absolutely stunning design. What a great use of a tag. Love it.
Rosann Barnes says
OMG … Stacy this is amazing… the techniques are over the top awesome !!! Love the shelves you created and the little viles OMG just vintagely adorable; and the thimble … OH MY WORD !!! I love it <3
Yes… as someone else said … I too would love to be in your head to see how you "process " your creations … they are fabulous !! You did Tim Holtz, Ranger and Stampers Anonymous proud 🙂 <3
Sherry T says
What she said—:o
Your projects are always astounding … your tutorial is always concise and gorgeous to spy upon …. thank you…
Sherry T says
Love all the details. I have a box of the Bulldog clips, they are just the best for holding things together to dry. I have to get some of the Trim packs, they really do make the best shelves…I finally got my hands on some of the Oxide Sprays…just yesterday. My local Hobby Lobby finally got their reset done and we went up and I got me some new play toys…LOL.
What great pieces. Love them both. The detail is amazing, so much to look at! Thank you for sharing these lovely works of art. 🙂
Sara Emily Barker says
Love the vintage charm on both of your assemblage pieces, Stacy. Those crackled and perfectly aged trims add so much to these vignettes. I could sit and stare at these all day and soak in all of the thoughtful details. Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby on this wonderful milestone! I’m sure he was delighted with the tribute you made to your 25 years together.
On a personal note, I want to thank you for the tip on the chrome precision base plate. I’ve used it, and it indeed works wonders with those intricate dies! Sending hugs!
Your comments always make me smile, Sara Emily! Thanks so much for the well wishes and yes, he loved it! And the precision base plate is a HUGE help when it comes to those intricate thin dies, I was happy to share the tip, and glad that Tim had shared the tip with me! 🙂 Big hugs right back at ya!