Saturday, September 1, 2012
And are you tired of seeing tags here? I tried to make a card for this challenge - really tried, because I'm sorta tired of tags right now too. But the way I had laid out the resist technique on this vintage book page just didn't work for a card. It would have been totally covered up. The two resist techniques I used here are Multi Medium resist and emboss resist. The Multi Medium resist was done on the base of the tag and my goodness, I actually thought about taking a photo of the background before covering it up.
Both of the laces were white or ivory and I dyed them with my Black Soot distress stain - REALLY love the way they came out. The kraft envelope was created with the Movers and Shapers Pocket Envelope die, stamped with the old SU Botanicals stamps in Ranger Jet Black and Sepia Archival. Then a flower flourish stamp from Inkadinkado was stamped in embossing ink and Enamelware EP was applied. I sponged over the EP for my second resist technique using Vintage Photo DI.
So there you have my latest response to a resist challenge. You know, you could do a three-fer with a kraft resist piece. Play with Tim Holtz's Kraft Resist paper stash (awesome video) and you could enter it into Linda Ledbetter's Compendium of Curiosities 2 challenge, Frilly and Funkie and Our Creative Corner - three amazing challenges for the time it takes to make one piece. But this post is for Our Creative Corner so I strongly encourage you to stop by to see what that amazing DT over there has to share with you.
I wish you a happy and relaxing Labor Day weekend if you are a fellow American. I hope you will take a moment to reflect on the labor movement and how its hard won gains have made the lives of all U.S. workers more tolerable and comfortable - things like the 40 hour work week, child labor laws, OSHA regulations, sick time, vacation time, the eradication of many sweatshops (sadly many still exist in our country - covert back room operations exploiting non-citizens). Let's send prayers of thanks to the many people who fought and died so we could have decent and humane working conditions! Here's a little bio on Mother Jones, one of the leaders of the labor movement.
These products used to make this tag are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:
Posted by Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie at 1:00 AM