Paperboy plate just released by Artistic Outpost (and available now at The Funkie Junkie Boutique).
I even remembered to take a few photos as I created this piece. I started with a piece of cardboard and gave it a good coat of gesso.
Paper Boy plate. Since I stamped it with Jet Black archival, I could then clear emboss it since the archival ink also serves as embossing ink. Then I used Tim Holtz's rusted enamel technique on all three panels. The panels were obviously sponged heavily with Vintage Photo and a little Black Soot. The newsies were also stamped on white CS, trimmed out and then sponged with Vintage Photo.
I also incorporated a bit of a time element in this because I think news is time-sensitive. And the turn-of-the century mechanical age brought Steampunk to mind so I used gears as my embellishment. The gears were cut from gray chipboard, stained black with Black soot DS, dried with my heat tool and then I applied Brushed Pewter Distress Stain and a little Black Soot DS over that for the black grungy look and then dabbed a little Tarnished Brass DS on with my finger. The clocks are also available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. I colored them with pitch black alcohol ink so they would coordinate well with all the other black on the piece.
So there you have it - my layered collage piece for the Layer it On and Share a Word challenge over at Frilly and Funkie. Hope you will be joining in the fun with us for this challenge. Please take time to stop by the other fabulous designers' blogs and leave them some love!
The following products used to make this collage are all available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Tim Holtz/Ranger products are always 20% below MSRP: