Sunday, May 6, 2012

Faded Layers - JUMBO Sized!

 
My friend Anita Houston loves using these JUMBO 8x4" tags for her art and suggested that I carry them in The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  I decided they would be an item paper crafters would enjoy using so I ordered a supply to see how they work out.   They arrived on Friday and of course I couldn't wait to try one out.  Wow!  They are wonderful! They make a really super canvas to work on.  I created this tag to play in the Compendium of Curiosities II #4 challenge - Faded Layers, which can be found on page 43 of the new Compendium II technique book by Tim Holtz.  This is another technique that was new to me.  I like it a lot, but need practice.  You will see that the areas that I masked are very light.  I think my first layer of ink was too intense and then when I masked over it, it didn't have a lot of contrast.  Oh well, all in all, I am pretty satisfied with how the tag turned out.

Another new process that I learned here was to cut a mask using a die.  I had recently purchased the Tim Holtz Mask Sheets and I cut my own gear mask using the Gadget Gears die.  It was super easy and now I have a gear mask that I can use over and over again.
The distress ink colors I used for the technique were Stormy Sky, Crushed Olive, Wild Honey and Vintage Photo.  Most of the stamps are from the Paris Exposition set by Artistic Outpost, which I used because the customer referral challenge this month at Artistic Outpost is Travel so I wanted to use a theme that would fit.  Other stamps used are from the Office Ephemera and Industrial Backgrounds sets.  The sentiment is from the Charles and Amelia set.  They were all stamped with Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink.

I threw everything but the kitchen sink at this one including UTEE, Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint, Vintage Photo Distress Stain, Rusty Wire Mesh, Rusty bottlecap, Chipboard alphabet decorative strip die, a rusty bottle cap, a new Tim Holtz mini gear, burlap, burlap twine and corrugated cardboard.  I've included thumbnails below of the products that I used from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  Just click the thumbnail or name to take you to shop for the product at the amazing prices I have on Tim Holtz/Ranger products.

And before I leave you, I just wanted to show you a comparison between the regular sized tag and this jumbo 8x4" tag.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and for any comment you care to leave!  I am so grateful for your support and encouragement of my art.  The 8x4" size really give you so much more room to work.  Thanks, Antia, for your suggestion that I carry these tags in the Funkie Junkie Boutique!

21 comments:

Kathy said...

Wow! I love the bigger size tags...you do get more room, and yours is terrific.. I love the masking...and all the rusty stuff..Just perfect on this fab tag...

Martina2801 said...

What an amazing piece of art, so beautiful and perfect! BRAVO!!!!!!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I have just ordered some of the jumbo tags from you they look terrific Linda. I love your tag and now I need some of the masking sheets too lol. Love all the details on your creation and the collage background is fabulous along with all the dimensional pieces. Tracy x x

kathy/North Carolina said...

Fabulous tags! I love the colors you chose...and the pleated edge on the balloon tag. Awesome!

anna christensen crafts said...

Phew! Where to start? So much gorgeousness on one page! I loved the smaller tag when I saw it yesterday and the giant one is fantastic, you have used it so well - I really love your work. What a clever idea from Anita as well, I think you will sell loads of these in your wonderful shop, could you take Paypal? It would make it easier for your English fans xx

lainey said...

WOW Linda your tag is fab and I love the size!!! lainey x

Pam said...

This is amazing! Love that tag size. If you think you need practice, I can't see where. This is stunning, Linda!

Sue C said...

Wow Linda your tag is just stunning ! I love the larger size too. Gorgeous stamping as usual and the gears look fab. Sue C x

Anita Houston said...

See...I told you so...lol!!! They are my favorite for good reason! You have created a masterpiece...so many layers of goodness. The background is just gorgeous! You have inspired me to get working on mine!!!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Jumbo luvin' it!

penny4thoughts said...

Such a cool tag with all those wonderful layers and fun steampunk look - I love it!

Dorothy C. said...

Gorgeous tag. The jumbo tags are also fun to use to make matchbook cards. Thanks for sharing.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's a fabulous tag, great background and wonderful elements.

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Love, love, love it!

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh those big tags looks great - I love your take on it especially the way you have layered the one stamp on corrugated card and mesh - very nice!

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow...these tags are all so amazingly beautiful.

artbyvic said...

Fabulous tag!

Vicki B. said...

Wow, Linda your tag is amazing!!! Sorry I am late with this but thank you so much for the gorgeous birthday card! I treasure it and you!!!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Talk about super-sized awesomeness! This is amazing, Linda-- the faded layers are perfect and the design is so wonderful. You've inspired me to play with those giant tags-- thank you!!!

Rosemary said...

These tags are terrific, I love the richness of the colors and the layers - the gears really are a great touch!

Sandy said...

I love tags and both of these tags are wonderful - so creative!
sandy

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