I played to create a little frame to this fine young lady from Tim Holtz’ found relatives collection.
It all began with the challenge #23 over Vintage Journey that asked us to use a portrait in our project. When I saw her, she just seemed to be the perfect one. I was inspired by Tim distressing and rusting techniques. That was the result. If you would like to join me for the making-of story just sit back and relax.
I used a simple chipboard and Tim’s arch frame die to create the arch hole. I thought it is going to be more exciting to use it upside down,so I turned it around. I used Glimmer mist sprays to colour my frame.
Next I added some old book page collage and some texture paste through the burlap stencil.
While it dried I cut some gears with Tim’s gadgets gears. I rusted them with distress paint and cinnamon according to Brenda’s inspiration from Vintage Journey.
Brenda, you were right, they smell amazing, felt like taking a bite, haha. Then I went back to my frame and I added some distress inks (brushed corduroy and walnut stain).
I had some letters, some texture, now I wanted to add some numbers. So I used Stampers Anonymous CMS 086 with copper embossing powder.
There I was, numbers, letters, textures… next of course embellishments:
Self rusted with Brenda’s technique. Here is a close-up, isn’t that gorgeous?
I had the sign “remember” that I altered with alcohol inks. Underneath I added some cambric.
Under my numbers I added an arrow:
Now you have seen all the fine details. Why don’t you jump over for more inspiration to Vintage Journey? There’s still time to join the challenge.