Hello Friends! Happy Sunday…I am back, as promised, with a project that I created using one of the tag backgrounds that I posted yesterday featuring the Foundry Wax. Did you catch Tim and his in-depth look at Foundry Wax yesterday? Holy MOLY! It was an EPIC Youtube LIVE (almost 3 hours long) filled with at least 10 different ways to use the new wax. If you missed it you can click HERE.
On my blog, yesterday, I demoed the wax using the 3D Typewriter Texture Fade and gave 4 different color combos and examples of each of the new color Foundry Waxes combined with a variety of Distress Spray Stains, Distress Oxide Sprays and Distress Glazes.
Today, I’m back sharing my favorite of the 4 that I turned into a Mixed Media Etcetera Tag.
To check out the Tutorial of the tags, with step by steps of how I created them, you can Click HERE.
The Foundry Waxes are truly “a hidden treasure”..I couldn’t resist the phrase that I found in the idea-ology sticker clippings, as I thought it fit the the new waxes, theme and project so well. They are a hidden treasure and one that I am so happy to have in my back pocket to use for all sorts of metallic highlights and makes. I LOVE the new idea-ology and decided to create with many of the new items, along with some of the old…and a vintage bit or two.
So, let’s get into the project. I started with the tag that I created using the Mined Foundry Wax. This was my FAVORITE from those that I made…it totally gave me all the oxidized copper feels.
Here’s a peek at the combo and the colors and products I used to create it, but a full tutorial with steps is on my previous post.
Using my sewing machine and black thread, I messy stitched around the outside edges of the tag, making sure to leave the loose ends of the thread. By now, you know that I just LOVE those scrappy bits. I love to twist them within my fingers using collage medium which adds to the tattered look of a project.
I painted both the front and back of a #8 Etcetera Tag with some Dina Wakley Black Gesso, dried it with my heat tool, then sanded around the outside edges to create a worn look. Then, I rubbed the sanded areas with Walnut Stain Distress Ink using a blending tool. The Dina Wakley Black Gesso is THE blackest black paint and dries super quick, so lately, it’s been my go to when creating.
As with most of my makes, I’m never really quite sure what direction I am going to go in until I start digging through things to make within my stash. I knew I wanted this project to have a more masculine feel because of the grunginess of the tag background so I started by digging through some of the new idea-ology pieces.
The new mini paper dolls is a huge collection of the cutest mini dolls, in fact, the package includes 133 pieces, so that was my jumping off point. I found the boy, and began building from there.
A new gauge dial fit perfectly behind an optical lens, then I dug into bit of ephemera from the new Memoir, Snippets Numbers and another favorite, Snippets Currator. I love tiny bits and there is no short supply of them within these packs.
I also have a bowl of vintage goodies on my desk that I dig through often to find little vintage bits and pieces and the old domino caught my eye (check it out, see the scribbled pencil marks within the dots…that just adds to the original charm of it, it has lived a life). A vintage metal and pearl button was in there too and it all just began to fall into place.
The gauge dial was sanded with a sanding block , then rubbed with Walnut Stain Distress Ink using a blending tool. I spritzed it with water, then dried with my heat tool. I thought it would be fun to add some ribbon behind it to give it the look of a vintage prize ribbon, so I dyed a portion of crinkle ribbon using using Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy and Antiqued Bronze Mica Spray, then dried it with my heat tool and bunched it up as it dried to make the crinkle.
Then, I used a hot glue gun to add the folded ribbon to the back of the gauge. I rubbed the Optical Lens with some Antique Linen Distress Paint, then added Cracked Pistachio Distress Crayon into the little indented “75”.
The Lens was glued to the gauge dial using a fine line of collage medium along the edge of the lens, then set aside to dry.
I sanded the paper doll a bit with my sanding grip, then rubbed it with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
I dyed a good length of cotton thread using Rustic Wilderness and Salvaged Patina Spray stain, then dried it with my heat tool.
I found an old cigar band in the Memoir Ephemera pack and it was just long enough to wrap around the length of the domino, so I adhered to it, then on the right and left side, nailed it to the domino using a couple idea-ology tacks. Thread was wound around the domino and a vintage button added to the front.
I colored a tiny idea-ology key using the Statue Foundry Wax, heated it to bring out the shine, then rubbed it with both Salvaged Patina and Rusty Hinge Distress Crayon. To give the snippet piece a heavier weight to hold the key, I added a piece of chipboard behind it with some collage medium. Then, I tied the tiny key to it using a piece of the dyed thread.
I found a ticket ephemera piece in the new Memoir pack and noticed it had “Toledo Ticket Company” on the edge of it…this is a reproduction of a ticket that originally was made very close to my home town, so it had to work it’s way into the project. I rubbed it with Walnut Stain Distress ink and drips, dried it and fit it within the collage.
I found the phrase in the idea-ology Clippings Sticker Book, trimmed it and rubbed it with ink to give it age, then adhered it to the Optical Lens. The “item no.111” piece was distressed with ink, adhered to a scrap of chipboard, then placed below the collage. Then the tag and all the elements were adhered using collage medium and the tag was set aside to dry.
I dyed another length of crinkle ribbon using Black Soot, Brushed Corduroy and Black Oxide Spray Stains, began drying it and crinkled it as it dried. This was then tied into a grungy, crinkle bow at the top of the tag.
With that, my project was complete!
I just LOVE how this project came out and am so excited to use the Foundry Waxes in many more of my upcoming makes. They are so versatile and an AWESOME new way to add metallic grunge and pretty details to just about anything. I can’t wait to explore more ways to use it!
Thanks so much for stopping my today and see you soon!
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Distress Foundry Wax, 3D Typewriter Texture Fade, Stampers Anonymous #8 Etcetera Tag, Dina Wakley Black Gesso, idea-ology Mini Paper Dolls, Gauge Dials, Optical Lens, Key Adornments, Ephemera Memoir, Snippet Number Strips, Snippet Curator, idea-ology Tacks, Distress Spray Stains, Walnut Stain Distress Ink, Crinkle Ribbon/Seam Binding, Sewing Machine, Cotton Thread and more…
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Nancy Wethington says
I adore everything you designed on this tag!
Beth Butterbaugh says
I am always in awe of your creative ability to put so many details into your pieces. They are a feast for the eyes and for my brain! You are the best and I love you work. Thank you for continuing to share with us!
Teri Downs says
This is so creative. Love each and every item and layer you have added. What an inspiration! Thanks so much for creating and posting!