Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Layering it On Again

Last week for the Frilly side of our Frilly and Funkie challenge, I didn't think I gave Sue's Layer it On challenge its due.  I felt like I didn't include enough layers.  So this week for the Funkie side, I totally layered it on and had a wonderful time with this FABULOUS new 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.
 Since my word was NEWS, the letters for which were cut with my Word Play die,  I googled vintage newspaper headlines and came up with a couple of images of newspapers which I printed on my home printer, sponged with Vintage Photo DI and adhered with matte multi medium.  Using Jet Black archival ink, I stamped images from Ephemera Backgrounds and Charles and Amelia, all news related.
I broke out one of the Dyan Reaveley stencils and used it to apply Faded Jeans and Vintage Photo distress stains.
I made three panels using the Ornamental die using white card stock that I glued to chipboard and then stamped with the newsprint collage from the 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:


Jenny Marples said...

Now this is superb Linda. I could imagine seeing it hanging in the Titanic museum as it seems to capture so much of the feeling about the tragedy. Love the neutral colour scheme which focuses the eyes on all the words/images. Hugs, Jenny x

Inkypinkycraft said...

This is a a fantastic make Linda, gorgeous layers and sense of drama about this! Hugs trace x

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

this is totally wonderful! I love the depth and dimension you created with all those luscious layers...and the texture is fabulous. Wow, wow, wow!

butterfly said...

Absolutely stunning, Linda... layers and layers of fabulous detail! The ageing and the inky painty detailing is all simply perfect, and I love the images layered in to it all - a wonderful, wonderful make.
Alison xx

Terry said...

I almost missed this one! Love the background you created, which is just amazing with those new images! Love this!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous work Linda ! Love the way your project builds from the background forward and the new AO stamps are fab ! Sue C x

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