Saturday, September 8, 2012

September, The Ninth Tag of 2012

If you haven't already seen Tim's September tag, click here. The main technique is using Ranger's metal foil tape to create an industrial looking background, complete with faux rivets, screws, and stitching.

My piece is not a tag, but instead, a little sign to be hung on a doorknob.




The raised letters were created by gluing some chipboard letters onto the substrate (in this case, one of Wendy Vecchi's art parts).
The letters were covered with the metal tape, which was then gently pressed into and around them.
After that step I pretty much followed the directions on Tim's blog.
In addition to the items Tim suggested for creating texture, I used some tools from Ten Seconds Studio (little wheels with different patterns). Here are some close ups.












The alcohol inks used are: pitch black, espresso, and stream.

It may not show up too well in the photo, but as a little extra embellishment I added another one of Wendy's art part, a small hand. It's covered with Ranger's black enamel accents and I dangled a small heart from the thumb.





You'll have to take my word for it that in person the hand shows up much better. That poor thing went through a lot before I decided on the glossy black finish. It was white, it was silver, it was teal. I hated all of them. I like the black.

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20 comments:

Nancy said...

Love this, Eileen! I watched his video the other day & knew I had to try this technique - very cool!

michelle said...
















I love this man you rocked it!






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Mary-Beth said...

Very cool Eileen! I love the hand and heart and the black is perfect!

teri said...

That looks really neat. I need to make one for my door.

Monica said...

I love how you etched that tag. The metal is fare better than using foil as it is thicker and you can embellish it.

Vic said...

Uber cool!

inge said...

Hello eileen,
Lovely sign!

I love this technique and especially how you put the letters under the metal and make them raised,
All the marks and scratches add to the texture in the tag: you know i lovethat!

Greetings from belgium
Inge

Michele said...

This is awesome!! i love this!

Lisa H said...

those are neat textures you put in the metal. great job!

Penny Duncan said...

OH WOW!!! Very VERY cool!!!!

Cynthia said...

Love all the textures! Just gorgeous!

Elena said...

That is absolutely gorgeous!

Patzee said...

I have to hand it to you--another welcome creation! Great job.

Anita Houston said...

Major coolness and gorgeousness here Eileen!!! I love that you made a Welcome Sign!!! All those 10 Seconds tools really amped this up...seems there is lots of 10 Seconds being used around!!! I love this project...you DID totally rock this!

Barb said...
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Barb said...

AWESOME!It really looks like pressed metal! Well done you!

Martina2801 said...

Unique and beautiful!

andizee said...

u did rock it!!!

Bethan said...

very cute!

Lori said...

Very cool! Love the letters behind the foil..and the extra details on the metal are fantastic!