Bet you're wondering what the title has to do with art, right? LOL I just wonder how many hits that title will get in Google.
Over at the EWV Yahoo! Group, the August challenge is DIE CUTS. In other words, use a die cut and at least one Studio 490 stamp.
I had to pull double duty with this tag, as it was Dewbird's birthday "tag". He loves the sentiment, said he wants it as a bumper sticker for the rig...lol.. imagine that.
Umm, didn't take a pic of just the background, but I'll tell you what I did to start the tag...it's a jumbo tag, btw. Stamped with stamps from Mechanical Art stamp set in Watering Can Gray archival. Dry. Inked all over with Stormy Sky distress ink. Spread with clear embossing powder, then flick off a generous portion. Heat to emboss. It leaves a nice bumpy texture. Inked over all of that with Brushed Corduroy distress ink. Nice vintage looking background. Then, I took some of the NEW translucent embossing paste from Studio 490, mixed it with Blue Smoke Perfect Pearls, and spread it over a harlequin stencil. You can kind of see the diamonds here and there. Very cool metallic, transparent look.
After that, it was a matter of cutting out some gears, used Ver Day paint on those...the arrow and numbers are Sizzix thinlits. I covered them with gold paint dabber, aged with Coffee archival ink. The arrow I covered with Crackle Accents.
The stamp from the Mechanical Art set made a perfect frame for the sentiment.
Some lock washers, gears, and other stuff...lol..viola! done!
I did shade around the dimensional pieces with a Stabilo pencil..I've been doing that with most of the pieces lately. Really makes them stand out.
There you have it...another challenge completed...whoop! Thanks for stopping by!