Wednesday, July 20, 2016

All Lined Up!


Thank you so much for dropping by my blog.  I'm filling in again for Zoe Hillman over at Frilly and Funkie.  Our challenge is "All Lined Up" hosted by the incomparable Jenny Marples.  Jenny has is thinking in straight lines, rows, columns, strips and grids.  We must make sure the vertical and/or horizontal lines and rows of things are clearly visible on our vintage or shabby chic project. Another requirement is that the edges don't count as straight lines!

I grabbed one of my jumbo shipping tags that we sell at The Funkie Junkie Boutique and stamped the gentlemen from the Tim Holtz Mercantile set with Jet Black archival ink.  Masking him off, I got to work with the Tim Holtz Stripes stencil, Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a Mini Ink Blending Tool, ending up with stripes over the whole tag except for the gentlemen.  Once the stripes were created, I went over the entire tag with Vintage Photo DI to give it a vintage feel finish up with a little spritz and flick with Tim's Distress Sprayer.  Then I had some fun with the rest of the stamps from the Mercantile set.  Two of the stamps were stamped onto die cuts cut from the Tim Holtz Labels Thinlits die set and popped up on craft foam for dimension.  The edges of the tag were distressed a bit with my fingernail and then all the edges were sponged with Walnut Stain DI.

I had some galvanized wire fence material that I purchased at a local hardware store years ago.  I thought that would be just the thing for the horizontal and vertical stripes I was going for.  I gave it a coat of rust with a Viva Decor product called Rusty Paper - super easy to paint on and very fast drying.  You can use it on paper as well as almost any other surface.  It was also applied to the gears that I used to finish off the project.

That's a wrap for this challenge.  I hope you will stop by Frilly and Funkie and the other DT members blogs to leave them some love.   Thanks so much for stopping by today!

These products were used to create the tag above and can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique were Tim Holtz/Ranger and most other name brands are always 205 below MSRP.


Pamellia said...

Wow, this is wonderful Linda! Loving all the neutral tones and those rusted gears and mesh are fantastic! Love the lines you incorporated into the background, what an amazing tag! hugs :)

Deb Riddell said...

Love the use of the wire Linda and how it runs wild off of the tag! Thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

butterfly said...

Love this, Linda - great industrial grunge look, and the rusty wire gridwork is a delicious touch.
Alison x

Suzanne C said...

Love it! Very happy to have you creating with us! That metal piece with the cool stripes in the background are fantastic! Beautiful tag!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

So gloriously vintage! I love the grid wire and stamping, too! So fun to have you playing along with us! xo

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