Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge 29 : Weathered Wood Grunge


I am really loving these challenges - so many techniques I have not attempted before.  However .............. I am not sure that my weathered grunge is as it should be!

With no wood embossing folder I used a rather busy Tim Holtz Sissix folder and although I used acrylic dabber paint (Aqua) my DI Walnut Stain Ink didn't stay on it very well.  If you want to know about the technique just go to page 50 of the Compendium of Curiosities where there is also a rather swish picture of what it should like!

Do also click the link below to Linda's blog and see the other wonderful entries - so much inspiration.

Linda's Compendium of Curiosities Challenge 29

And thank you to Alison (Craftytrog) for the great tip on heating acrylic ribbon!  I've got LOADS after doing wedding invitations last year and it shrivels and twists beautifully.

10 comments:

MarleneMAZ said...

Really nice tag! I like the colours you used on this.

wearestampers said...

Your tag is very pretty, love the blues! And how cool is that to curl up the ribbon?! I'll have to try that one!
Pam

craftytrog said...

Your tag is stunning Jennie, & the ribbon looks great!! xx

Netty said...

This is so beautiful Jennie and it all looks perfect to me. Annette x

Chris said...

I love the colors! It reminds me of Shabby Chic old french worn paint. (If you know what I mean good) It's perfect.
Chris Arlington

Shelly Hickox said...

This is just too pretty! Love the shriveled ribbon and your colors are fantastic.

Wendy said...

I think your weathered wood technique came out wonderfully. It's so interesting to see how so many different folders were used and how they turned out.

Maggie said...

Love your tag looks great to me too, glad to see you here- it is great fun isn't it!
I used the melting ribbon technique on a lot of my 12 tags of Christmas - its a great thing to do!

Maggie x

Terry said...

Very lovely tag! The blues add such a softness to the grunge!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Jennie, I'm so glad you're enjoying the challenges! You're doing a wonderful job on them, every single time, and this is certainly no exception! I love the gentle color palette and the beautifully-created weathered wood grunge. The folder you used worked great. The flower and flourish and little "Wish" ticket are perfect, and the pearls give it just the right amount of bling!