Today was a rather windy day here so I stayed inside and worked on the second tag for Linda’s Funkie Junkie Christmas Tag Challenge. While I’m four, soon to be five, tags behind Linda graciously lets us submit tags until the whole challenge closes. You can find all of the rules for the challenge on Linda’s Blog. So hopefully I will be able to get caught up! The challenge is sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique.
This second tag by Linda was very creamy and had a lot of vintage character to it. My tag, however, was inspired by her use of the IOD molds, paper clay, and the remnant rubs. So, I pulled out my IOD mold and paper clay and set out to make two plaques. I really wish the paper clay came in a bit of a different packaging because no matter what I wrap it in, it always dries out. This particular one was wrapped in Saran wrap, re-wrapped in the packaging, and put in a sealed Ziploc bag. So, in order to get any of the clay into moldable form, I added water to it. It seemed to work. I pressed the paper clay into the mold and waited for it to dry. And waited…and reorganized some of my craft room.
Once it was dry enough to take out of the mold, I took out the plaque and gently straightened it because it started to curl when it was drying. I used some Prima Finnabair Acrylic Paint (Metallique – Royal Red) and gave the plaque a good coat of paint. The paint dried fairly quickly so I then rubbed some Prima Finnabair Metallique Wax (Vintage Gold) over the raised edges of the plaque.
Next I pulled out the dreaded remnant rubs. Historically I have the absolute worst time getting these things to work right so you can imagine how I was hoping that I wasn’t going to ruin my plaque trying to get the remnant rub to work. I used the Tim Holtz Christmas Remnant Rub cutout “noel” for the plaque. And, this time, the remnant rub went on with no problems! I decided to fill the oval part of the plaque where the remnant rub was with Glossy Accents.
Setting the plaque aside to dry, I pulled out a Tim Holtz Distress Ink tag and blended in some Distress Ink (Tea Dye). I grabbed the Spellbinders Tammy Tuterow Stamp (Big Cheesecloth) and stamped the image on to the tag. I rubbed the wet ink to distress the stamped image a bit since I had a pretty crisp image. Next I grabbed the Tim Holtz Take Flight Stamp (#17) and used the flourish and versa mark for a swirled image. The image was then embossed with Ranger’s Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder.
I grabbed some Peeled Paint and Barn Red Coredinations Paper and cut out the greenery (Tim Holtz Sizzix Holiday Greens Mini) and the poinsettias (Cherry Lynn Designs – Poinsettia Strip). I filled the centers of the poinsettias with Prills (Stop Wining!).
Finally, I put it all together! I hope everyone enjoys their weekend and that you’ve all fallen back! Your clocks, that is…