Welcome back…I hope you are having a fantastic day!
I’m back on my blog to share another project that was created for the Tim Holtz, Stampers Anonymous Creativation Booth a few weeks ago. This was one of my favorite projects because it combines several of the things that I love…rubber stamping, ink, embossing, sewing, crackle texture, a quote (made with one of my personal new favorite Tim Holtz stamp sets – Tiny Text CMS394… yes, I may have hinted to Tim that it would be awesome to have a typewritten phrase set 😉 …and to my delighted and grateful surprise, it happened… YAY!!!) then all these things were wrapped up into a very vintage and shabby chic project.
I used a Mini Etcetera Tag as a base for the project and created a shelf with some Etcetera Trims. The small Cathedral Windows became a great focal point.
I love to use the trims to create shelves for displaying things and then combined with the window, it made the perfect little display space.
So, let’s dig into the project…
I started with a piece of Distress Watercolor Paper that was trimmed a bit larger than the Small Etcetera Tag. I stamped the flower image from the new Flower Shop stamp set (CMS401) with Ground Espresso Archival Ink onto the paper and embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder. With a Detail Water Brush, I colored some of the flowers with a variety of Distress Oxide colors, then dried it with my heat tool.
I blended the background of the paper with Pumice Stone Distress Ink and a blending tool, then spritzed the background with drips from my Distress Sprayer, daubed them up with a towel and dried the areas with my heat tool.
With the Blossom Layering Stencil THS031, Distress Crackle Texture Paste and a Palette Knife, I layered on a couple areas with the flowers and while the texture paste was still wet, sprinkled the flowers with a bit of Antique Linen Distress Embossing Glaze. When the crackle texture paste was dry and crackled, I embossed the flowers with an embossing heat gun.
I stamped the typography stamp in the Flower Shop Stamp set onto the bottom of the paper with Hickory Smoke Archival ink then sprinkled the stamped area with a mix of Clear and Antique Linen embossing powder and glaze. Then I embossed it with an embossing heat tool.
I rubbed a small amount of crackle texture paste with my finger onto a few random areas of the background. Let it crackle, then again with my finger, rubbed a small amount of Vintage Collage Medium over top. When the collage medium was dry, I scribbled a very small amount of Walnut Stain Distress Crayon and with a damp finger, rubbed it into the crackle.
Here is a close-up of the crackle after the vintage collage medium was added and before I blended it with the distress crayon.
I began arranging the embellishments and then decided to add some addition interest to the background by stamping some text from the Entomology Stamp Set CMS328. The text was stamped using Hickory Smoke Archival Ink and then embossed with a combination of Clear Embossing Powder and Antique Linen Embossing glaze.
I dripped some areas with Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide Spray and dried with a heat tool.
I scuffed up and tore the edges of a photo booth photo with a Paper Distresser and a sanding grip. With a Distress Embossing Ink Dauber, I blended a couple areas of the photo, then sprinkled on some Antique Linen Glaze and embossed the areas. With a sanding grip, I very lightly scratched the embossed areas, then blended the photo with Pumice Stone Distress Ink.
I trimmed the background paper to fit the Mini Etcetera Tag, then cut a piece of paper to fit the back side of the tag from a piece of paper from the Wallflower Paper Stash paper pack.
The Small Cathedral Window and trims were painted with a light coat of Antique Linen Distress Paint and then rubbed randomly with Distress Crackle Texture Paste. After it crackled, the pieces were blended with Pumice Stone Distress Ink and Walnut Stain Distress Crayon.
A bunch of idea-ology Bouquet flowers were dyed with a combo of water, Antique Linen and Tattered Rose Distress Spray Stains. The stems were painted with Peeled Paint Distress Paint. Then they were dried with a heat tool.
I trimmed the stamped background to fit the Mini Etcetera Tag and punched a hole into where the washer would be placed.
I prepped the Etcetera Tag with a small amount of Antique Linen distress paint and set it aside to dry…
Once I knew where the window and trims would be placed, I traced using a pencil a border approximately 1/8″ around the outside of the window and then stitched messy line with my sewing machine. I stitched around the edge of the tag with the sewing machine, leaving approximately 1/8″ around the outside. I then glued the background to the Etcetera Tag and glued the back side of the tag with the piece of patterned paper.
I painted a bow from the idea-ology Adornments Ribbon Pack with a light coat of Antique Linen, then blended onto the bow a little bit of Gold Alcohol Ink Mixative and Mushroom Alcohol Ink.
I stitched around the Photo Booth photo with my sewing machine.
The Etcetera washer was rubbed with crackle paste, set aside to dry and crackle, then rubbed with Pumice Stone Distress Ink and Walnut Stain Distress Crayon.
I stamped the phrase with Hickory Smoke Archival Ink onto a piece of scrap paper and embossed it in the same way as the typography phrase with a blend of Antique Linen Distress Glaze and Clear Embossing Powder.
I wrapped the flower bunch with a piece of old dictionary paper and tied a bit of string around the paper.
I arranged the flower bouquet with a small stick from my yard and tied on an idea-ology Antique Gem and began adhering all the parts onto the Etcetera Tag.
With that, my Etcetera tag was complete…
Thanks so much for stopping by…have a fantastic weekend!
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Gather Your Supplies-
Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous- Flower Shop CMS401, Tiny Text CMS394, Entomology CMS328, Blossom Layering Stencil THS031, Mini Etcetera Tag, Small Cathedral Window, Pinked Trims
Tim Holtz/Tonic- Tonic Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tonic Shears
Tim Holtz/Idea-ology- Photo Booth, Ribbons Adornments, Antiqued Gems, Bouquet
Tim Holtz/Ranger- Distress Crackle Texture Paste, Embossing Glaze Antique Linen, Clear Embossing Powder, Embossing Dauber, Distress Watercolor Paper
Distress Paint- Antique Linen, Peeled Paint
Distress Spray Stains and Oxide Spray- Antique Linen, Tattered Rose, Frayed Burlap Oxide Spray
Distress Ink- Pumice Stone, Walnut Stain
Distress Crayons- Walnut Stain
Alcohol Inks- Mushroom, Gold Mixative
Distress Tools/Mediums- Distress Sprayer, Media Mat, Heat it Heat Tool, Blending Tools, Distress Collage Matte Medium, Vintage Collage Medium
Other- sewing machine, thread, string, stick, dictionary page, ribbon
Sheila Styre-Briere says
I love this one Stacy, especially the message🤗There are so many things to be grateful for, little things that we take for granted each day and are so enriched by. A grateful heart is a loving heart ❤️.
Rita P. says
As always, your artistry amazes me. It’s the details, always the details that blow me away. I ordered the Distress Glazes and anxiously await their arrival. I am SO excited about this new product. I ordered the embossing pens as well. Embossing has always had a place in my heart, and the Distress Glazes are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your work. (I could pick out your pieces in the videos from Creativation–your have a signature style!)
Ro Kubba says
This is absolutely perfect in every way! LOVE it!!!!!!!
Nancy Wethington says
Another gorgeous multi-medium tag!
Ann B says
Beautiful Stacy! I love that tiny text stamp set, mine just arrived today and it’s going to be put to good use. Your tag is beautiful I love the soft feminine and a little bit grungy feel. Always a treat to see your process and gather inspiration xx
Ahhh, Stacy…. such a gorgeous tag with all the tiny details and marvelous backgrounds we’ve come to expect from you. I love the time you’ve taken to explain how each piece is constructed and give us all all a glimmer of hope that our project would be as spectacular. Thanks for your inspiration and time, truly given with a grateful heart! ❤️
I love it, as most people would! You make it look and sound so easy, but I still have trouble getting ideas from my head to the paper. We will press on as I do love paper crafts. Really nice tag and yes the sentiment is lovely.