Saturday, March 16, 2013
The early century feel of the Paperboy plate put me in a steampunk mood for this tag. Starting with a jumbo manila tag, I sponged and stained it with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo distress inks to create a vintage feel. A piece of foil tape covered card stock was cut with the ticket die and then run through the Riveted texture fade. The ticket was then painted with Pitch Black acrylic paint, allowed to partially dry and then rubbed off with a paper towel, leaving some black paint in the cracks. The gears were cut from card stock, painted with Espresso alcohol ink and clear embossed. The stamping was done with archival inks, either Sepia or Jet Black. The background on the front flap of the folded tag is from the Industrial Background plate. The upper fold of the inside of the tag was stamped with images from the Paperboy plate and on the bottom the newspaper from Charles and Amelia was used. The paperboy was stamped on a separate piece of card stock, trimmed out and popped up for dimension.
My hanger is ball chain and I kept the tag closed with a mini paper clip. Such a fun set to get grungy with!