Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Rock On

So, the challenge on Grungy Monday is rock candy, not the cavity inducing kind, but what you find in Ranger's Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint and/or their Rock Candy Distress Stickles.  Both products are clear, but do very different things.  Check out Tim's video here to learn more.  To fulfill this challenge use one or both in a project.

Luckily enough, over at my other favorite challenge site, Simon Says Stamp and Show, this week is an "anything goes" week, so I'm good to go there too.  Thanks, universe, for cooperating.

I did this piece, though I'm unsure how I'll use it.  It may turn out to be part of a larger project,  or a masculine card front, or the cover for a travel journal. 



Yes, this is a rather dark piece, but in person not nearly as dark as this photo.  Sorry about that!  I cut Umbrella Man from the advertising that came with some Graphic45 tags.  If you click on the photo to get a closer look, you might be able to see the writing, especially on the umbrella.  I inked it after cutting with stained walnut and black soot distress inks,  then applied a fairly thick coat of the crackle paint and allowed it to air dry.  After it dried I applied some additional black soot and worked it into the cracks.

As for the old jalopy.  I made a stamp using fun foam and the jalopy die, just like Tim showed us last December.  Click here for more on that.  The fender (or is it a bumper?) was cut with the die from some scrap Ten Seconds Studio metal.  I used the silver side but toned down the shine with some coffee archival ink.

All of the background was done with distress inks and a blending tool to get some depth and shadows.  And Umbrella Man was attached with foam so he has some extra dimension as well.

The sentiment is, of course, one of Tim's.  I think I have that in several sizes, and I find I use it a lot.

16 comments:

Tammy D said...

Love it. So how do you make that with the fun foam and a die?

Helen said...

Just love this. You cannot go wrong with Umbrella Man.

SusanK said...

These are very favorite and easy to go to images...love the combo and how you achieved the look!

Evelyn S. said...

Great creation! Of course, I've grown to love Umbrella Man and the jalopy! Great idea to use the Graphic 45 material.

Shelly Hickox said...

Very cool! You got such good crackling and I love the foam stamp - one of my all-time favorite techniques!

Alicia said...

Oh How wickedly cool!! I just LOVE that jalopy!! What an amazing job you did with this one Eileen! *Hugs*

Vic said...

Wonderful!

Kathy Eddy said...

Wonderful piece Eileen! No matter what you use it for, it will be great. love that umbrella guy anyway.

StampDancer said...

Terrific piece!

Diann said...

I'm so glad you had time to ART...this is a great piece and when I enlarged it...it was a super great piece...love everything about it! Diann

Lori said...

Very cool! Love the metal fenders, looks awesome! And Brolley Man, well, he looks good no matter what, but I love him in Rock Candy. lol. Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Elaine A said...

Hi Eileen -

I love how this looks. That background looks so much like a watercolor. ANd how ingenious of you to recycle the Umbrella Man! An awesome piece.

Elaine Allen

Nancy said...

Cool, cool, cool!! I really like the metal fenders/bumpers/car parts (lol)!!
Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

Dorothy said...

Awesome Eileen!!! I love the umbrella dude!!

bartlettpair said...

Super great Eilleen!!! Love the depth and different mediums that you used---especially the metal:)
Be so blessed!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Totally awesome - love everything about it. So clever to make the foam stamp with the die. The fenders from the metal are a sensational touch! So happy you shared it with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!