I managed another twofer this week, which was easy as they are related. Over at Linda's blog, Grungy Monday is all about Adirondack's color washes, and the challenge at Simon Says is to stamp and show some distressing.
I've been collecting and using the color washes for about three years now, and wanted to try something different. It's a bit dark, but here is my project, a pin:
Both the heart and the hand are from Wendy Vecchi's art parts collections. Here's where the color wash and distressing come in:
The heart was sprayed with lettuce color wash. After watching a video in which Tim used distress stains to stamp, I figured I'd try the same with the color wash. I sprayed a little (cranberry) on my craft mat, rubbed Wendy's polka dot background stamp over it, and applied it right over the lettuce. Of course, unlike ink, it doesn't result in a perfect image, but it does have a distressed look. (Get it, that's where the distress comes in).
I wanted even more distress, so I then coated the whole thing with some rock candy distress crackle paint.
For the hand, I first coated it with some white pigment ink, and when that was dry, sprayed it with denim color wash. I'm not sure if it shows up, but I edged both pieces with a silver paint pen.
Then I somehow managed to make a hole in the thumb without ripping the whole thing apart, and dangled a heart charm from it.