Distress Ink – Ink ink ink ink ink……Started out with a lot more colors. Used the TH stamp from new visual artistry collection that matches the texture fade that I used. I inked in a variety of colors and stamped over silver dauber then I embossed using dusty concord on the folder. Not much of any of this shows on the cover, but it was fun none the less.
The cage is embossed grunge board . Dusty Concord DI was applied first using ink on the mat with spritz and then inked somemore with foam applicator. I added some tiny splatters of dusty concord distress stain.(By the way, the grunge board in the embossing folder went through the vagabond like butter and turned out geogeous). Added glossy accents over all.
The ATC underneath was done the same Dusty Concord recipe with the addition of some stickles. It was cut down a smidge and slipped into another ATC that I had daubered with silver and punched the edges. The bird was cut from a left over bit from the pull tag. There’s dusty concord DI on the mat around the ATC and on the tissue tape.
The front of the tag is silver dauber with Dusty Concord DI on the embossing folder. The stamps are also other new Tim Holtz Visual Artisty stamps in Black Archival ink with Dusty Concord DI blended on.
I used The Tim bird cage, big tag, gears and ATC card dies (did I have fun or what?). The hole reinforcer is cut from the metal bit that came off a wine bottle – it was that color already. The ribbon was white organza, but I inked it with, you guessed it, Dusty Concord Distress Ink. I started out wanting to use a bunch of DI colors, but then, I was just loving how the color of one ink changed depending on the application. Also, loved doing some of the stuff I had learned from previous GM challenges. Distress ink, ink, ink, ink, ink. Must go shower.