Hmmm....not two styles that seem to work together. Or do they? Well, you know I like to get two for the work of one, so I'm determined that my project will qualify for both challenges.
Here's what I came up with. Did I succeed? I like to think so.
The industrial grunge technique was done on the raven (that die was one of the freebies on the cruise and I just love it). I used copper metallic mixative and black soot and aged mahogany distress inks.
Nothing says shabby to me like crackle, and that is the top layer of the background. But I should begin at the beginning. I had the idea of using a technique from an earlier C of C challenge....alcohol ink agate on grunge....but it just didn't work with the raven. So, I covered it with some green paint. Then I dry brushed some white over top, most definitely a shabby look. A whole lot of rock candy crackle paint on top, and when that dried I went over it with black soot to highlight the crackle.
The bottom of the tag was cut with Tim's new iron gate die, and some black lace and netting (another nod to shabby) finished it off.
Off topic, I've been whining for a while now about autumn not really making an appearance here in NYC. Where are those crisp days, the orange and yellow leaves? Well, finally, finally, summer-like temps have vanished and this is what I saw from my window this morning.....Autumn on the Hudson River:
Ahhh, life is good!