Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #27
This week's CCC challenge is Distress Misting Masks, which can be found on page 60 of Tim Holtz's book. As you can see, I'm still on a bit of a Steampunk kick!
For my masks, I used cardstock gears that I made using the Double Cog punch from Stampin' Up (Yikes! Glad I borrowed that one from a friend, it's expensive!). I also used the smallest gear from Tim's die. Since they weren't stuck down, they ended having a soft edge, which I really like! I misted first with red Perfect Pearls mist and then brown homemade PP mist. I thought the red would be stronger, but it all combined to make a rusty color (you can see a bit of the red shimmer in my pic). Again, a nice happy accident!
The stamps are all from Artistic Outpost's SteamPunk collection. The vintage paper is from an old math book a friend gave me. A strip of cloth measuring tape is attached using Tim's tiny attacher. Tip: I always color my staples before I load them by inking them with black and brown StazOn ink (just press down onto them directly using the pad). I think it gives them a nice rusty look. Oh, one more thing....I created the clock by cutting out a clock face from one of Tim's paper packs and layering it onto a gear, along with a spinner. The whole thing is held together and attached to the tag with a long fastener. I love how it came out!