Linda of Studio L3 (and the mastermind behind CCC) has directed us to use Tim's Rusted Enamel technique, and Simon just says to show some embossing.
I made a special gift for an artsy friend, and a special gift deserves a special gift box. So I altered a plain old one and used lots of embossing on it. It's also pretty much equal parts Tim and Wendy, which in my world is an unbeatable combo. Enough blah blah blah. Here's my entry:
The Rusted Enamel is on the top of the box. I used dusty concord and stained walnut distress inks. All edges of the box, top and bottom were wrapped with tissue tape which was then inked with faded jeans.
Here's a head on look:
The flower was made from both paper and Wendy's Clearly For Art modeling film. All the layers were cut using Tim's Tattered Florals die. The bottom (paper) layer was then embossed with the Damask embossing folder (then inked with faded jeans). All the Clearly For Art layers were embossed with the Dot Matrix folder. It doesn't show up in the photo, but I colored one side with one archival ink color and the other side (the raised side) with another. I alternated using olive, mustard, and berry purple.
I made the band on the bottom by attaching tissue tape to a length of cardstock, embossing it (again with the Damask folder), and hitting the raised areas with faded jeans.
Of course, the sentiment is a Wendy stamp, and it's a great wish to have for any artsy friend.