The weeks have flown by since the fabulous Linda over at Studio L3 started the Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities challenge. If you haven’t picked up a copy of his book, what are you waiting for? We’re having so much fun, I’m convinced there’s now a shortage of it somewhere else.
This week we’ve turned to page 39 and are “inking grungeboard.” Serendipitously, I happened to pick up two packs of grungeboard a few days ago (I love you, Tuesday Morning store!) and one of the packs had butterfly wings, so I simply had to use them. I decided to do the background in a similar fashion, so I cut my tag out of grunge paper. Which is basically grungeboard, only thinner and more flexible.
I have to say I love this technique! Not only was I able to “get it right the first time” (for a change), but I am absolutely blown away by how closely the finished product looks and feels like leather. Appearances to the contrary, no cows were harmed in the creation of this tag.
Distress Inks used were Broken China, Peeled Paint and Mustard Seed for the background; Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick and Tea Dye for the butterfly and tag. I added copper colored self-adhesive “pearls” because they remind me of those decorative tacks that are used on the edge of leather chairs.
It’s never too late to join us for the weekly challenge, Tim Holtz fans! We’re only on Week 8 and there are dozens of techniques left to learn. 🙂