Hello friends! Happy Thursday…I hope that this post finds you well. I am back again with another look at a project that I created using the new idea-ology 2022 collection. I was so happy to make for the LIVE that Tim hosted a couple of weeks ago. This project focused in on several of the new products that I am so excited to make with.
It’s hard to believe he can do it again and again, year after year, but there were so many brilliant new things…things you never knew you needed, but now that they’re here, can’t imagine doing without.
Paper Doll Portraits, pre-cut and larger people, perfect for a main character of your story. Great for vignettes, but also for junk journal pages, or even cards! Color them with distress crayons, paint, archival inks or let them be as they are, they’re PERFECT!
Baseboard Windows, so excited that these were brought out at Halloween, and thrilled that they are now in the regular line. They look like the real deal, vintage, grungy, chippy and ready for all sorts of projects! You can add more chips and grunge just by rubbing them with collage medium, crackle texture paste, grit-paste and distress crayon.
…and then there are the Tack Nails, Memoir, Snippet Number Strips Ephemera, Backdrops 3, Gauge Dials…well, you see where this is going, I love it all! Let me show you what I mean and how I made this. 🙂
I started by creating the tag and background behind the boy.
I spritzed a #8 tag with water, then with Frayed Burlap and Antique Linen Oxides, then a little frayed burlap, then dried with my heat tool, I stamped images from The Professor Stamp Set using both Black Soot Archival Ink and Distress Ink, spritzed with water again, then dried with a heat tool.
Wanting a rustier look, I spritzed on Rusty Hinge Spray Stain and Salvaged Patina Oxide, spritzed on a little more water to activate the oxide, then dried with my heat tool. Then, using my sewing machine, I stitched very randomly around the outside of the tag using my sewing machine. I cut a washer for the tag out of a scrap of brown “leather” paper and attached it to the tag, then added a eyelet into the hole. I tied some string and jute to it too.
I created a background using a technique that Tim shared on his Youtube Channel during the new Archival Ink demo… this was made using Distress Specialty Stamping Paper and Archival inks along with some sprays, inks, stamps and stencils. To see the demo CLICK HERE! The technique is right around the 37:00 min mark. 🙂
It’s always good to have another background technique to play with.
Here’s a peek at it behind the Window Frame.
Using a Large Vignette Tray, I painted the edges and sides of it using Dina Wakley Black Gesso, then sanded it to create age, and cut a piece of black core chipboard to fit the front of the panel.
The panel was cut to fit within the edges, leaving approximately 1/4″ around the edge to create a “frame” you can see a better look at that in the photo below.
Using Crackle Texture Paste, a stencil and Antique Linen and Patina Oxide Baked Texture Embossing Powder, I added some crackled numbers and letters to the side of the panel. applied the texture paste, sprinkled it with a combo of the embossing powders while the medium was still wet, then set it aside to dry and crackle, then I embossed it with my heat tool after it was dry.
I stamped images onto the black chipboard using oxide ink, then sprinkled it using a combo of clear embossing powder and Liquid Platinum powder, then embossed it with a heat tool.
I roughed up the edges of the chipboard using a distress edge tool, then rubbed them with Translucent Grit-Paste, then set it aside to dry. Once dry, using my finger and a fine tip brush, I applied Walnut Stain Distress Paint, dried it, then applied random areas of Evergreen Bough, then dried it again. To add more grunge, I randomly scribbled Rusty Hinge and Walnut Stain Distress Crayons onto the edges and rubbed it in with my finger.
Here’s the finished close-up of the gritty and rusty grunge! Yum!
I rubbed 2 of the round porthole windows and the large white window edges with black soot distress paint, dried them, then rubbed on a small amount of Antique Linen paint then dried them again.
The fronts of the portholes were then rubbed with collage medium, dried, then rubbed with Translucent Grit-Paste, then set aside to dry (because the windows are slick, I like to rub them with collage medium to create a “tooth” for the paste to grab onto). Once the grit-paste was dry, I rubbed them with a Rusty Hinge Crayon, then rubbed it in with my finger. I added Mica tile then two different gauge dials behind them. These were applied using collage medium. The large window was rubbed with antique linen paint then rubbed with crackle texture paste and set aside to dry. Once dry, the crackles were rubbed with Walnut Stain Distress Crayon. The Paper Doll Portrait was colored using Distress Crayons, then adhered to the front of the Window using foam tape.
The porthole gauges were applied to the vignette using collage medium, then an idea-ology Tack Nail was hammered into the centers of both.
I tore a piece of Backdrops 3 paper then rubbed it with Walnut Stain Distress inks including the torn edges to give it a worn look. Then, stitched it very randomly to the black chipboard background using my sewing machine and black thread…you gotta love a good messy stitch!
I picked out a few piece of Ephemera from the Memoir pack, distressed them with my inks, then layered them within my collage. I painted an idea-ology adornments arrow with distress paints, then hung a few adornment charms that went with the theme of my make. I wound them with wire and attached them to the arrow. The arrow was then adhered to my collage.
I rubbed the idea-ology Word Plaque with Antique Linen Paint, let it dry, then rubbed it with a little Evergreen Bough Paint, let it dry again, the finally a scribble with my Walnut Stain Crayon. The Plaque was hammered to a scrap of an idea-ology ruler that had been stained with brown distress spray stains.
I found the perfect spot to place it in a torn opening made with the Backdrops papers and chipboard.
To finish the project, I added one more detail, and perhaps my favorite, I rubbed a Snippet Number Strip with Walnut Stain ink, scrunched it up a bit to create age, then adhered it to the edge of the vignette, then I hammered both ends of it into the vignette box. It’s a little touch, but I just love it! Those number strips are brilliant!
With that, my project was complete!
Thanks so much for stopping by today, and be sure to check out my other tutorials sharing the new idea-ology…I’ll have more coming soon. Take care!
Products used to create this make- to shop at Simon Says Stamp, Click HERE,
idea-ology Paper Doll Portraits, Baseboard Window Frames, Backdrops 3, Ephemera Memoir, Snippet Number Strips, Gauge Dials, Word Plaques, Quill and Arrows Adornments, Tack Nails, Large Vignette Tray, Stampers Anonymous Stamp Sets, The Professor 2 CMS395, Inventor 9 CMS406, Inventor 7 CMS374 and Layering Stencils, Crate THS089, Numeric THS054, Numbered THS020, Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder, Antique Linen, Emerald Creek Patina Oxide, Distress Crackle and Transparent Grit-Paste Dina Wakley Black Gesso and more…
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