Tuesday 21 January 2014

Alberta or Bust

the balloon started it all, again a paper embellishment found at Treasured Memories in Edmonton Alberta.  http://treasuredmemories.typepad.com
what i loved about the balloon was the Alberta or Bust!  As any scrapbooker from Alberta knows you don't find scrapbook material for Alberta! so yah!
Then i was googling a techniques how to use distress paint and i found this fabulous tutorial from Mr. Tim Holtz how to create a patina finish

I used the colors i had on hand- broken china, weathered wood, gold, and spiced marigold.  Dabbed onto the splat mat and sprayed with water.

 Before i dragged the tag through the paint i used washi tape to cover a portion of one side.  I wanted to create a line in the tag
 Drag through the paint
 I dragged through a couple of times to get the coloring I wanted,
then dried
 Then i inked the edges with walnut distress ink
 i added walnut embossing powder along edges, then knocked off the excess, I also brushed off some as well, heat to set
 how it looked once i removed the tape, then repeated on the other side
 first cover the left side with tape
 add walnut embossing powder
 distresses edges and inked with walnut distress ink.  Then i added brads on either side of the line.  LOVE the final look, almost just left it the this way but alas i had to bling it up.
 cut out the balloon, then also cut out the Alberta or bust banner
 used colored twine to make the strings on the balloon
 finished look, then added the Alberta or Bust banner on top- didn't want to hide that

 chipboard gears painted black
 added black rub ons in the top corner and bottom left corner
 add gears
 balloon over top, then some more gears and brads
finished with dangling tokens attached with pins inserted into eyelets.  painted a chipboard bracket then added glossy accents on top.  TA DA!

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