Thursday, July 28, 2011

Industrial Grunge Tag for TT

After seeing that the Theme Thursday challenge was 'Masculine', I knew just what I'd make. I recently came across this metal canvas piece by Hermine, one of my favorite artists, and was inspired to try something similar, but using different materials.

I started with a tag cut from cardstock, using Tim Holtz's Tag and Bookplates die. Next, I cut chipboard gears using both the Mini Gears and the Gadget Gears dies. I tacked them onto the tag with a bit of glue and then covered it with foil tape (I didn't use it, but Ranger's Inkssentials Foil Tape Sheets would be perfect for this!). After burnishing it, I coated the whole thing with black paint, using an Adirondack Pitch Black Paint Dabber. After a bit, I wiped it off, making sure some paint stayed in the creases.

After the paint was dry,  I added stamped images from Artistic Outpost's London Underground and the new Apothecary stamp collections. If you don't have these yet - you need them! And if you use my code: stamptramp, you'll get 10% off of your order. :-)

Once my stamped pieces were attached using Inkssentials Wonder Tape and the Idea-ology Tiny Attacher, it was just a matter of loading up the tag with some cool Idea-ology bits and pieces! I've used Sprocket Gears, Numerals, Muse Token, Light Bulb, Washers, Mini Fasteners, Swivel Clasps, and Long Fasteners.

Don't forget, there's still time to enter the Inspiration Emporium  'Texture It' challenge! Check out the fantastic artwork by the Inspiration Team and read all about the challenge here. You could be the lucky winner of a $50 gift certificate!

28 comments:

  1. Love this tag, it's so cool.

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  2. Fantabulous grunge tag! Love it, Shelly!

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  3. I love what you did, this card is very industrial indeed. I just bought some foil tape and I am so happy to see how you used yours. Fasinating!

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  4. what a fantastic background!! great tag!

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  5. Fabulous tag, live the metal and as always beautifully embellished . Tracy x

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  6. A perfect background for an industrial challenge. It came out so well. Thanks for sharing how you created it.

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  7. Oooh, GORGEOUS tag! Loving all those elements... the Sunday Stamper theme was the tribute... so I would be chuffed if you did decide to enter! Thanks for joining in ...hugs Hels x

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  8. An awesome tag; love the look you achieved with the foil tape and paint.
    Alison J

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  9. Love all the detail you have added. What a feast for the eyes! Fabulous creation, Shelly :)

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  10. Holy cow. This is awesome!

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  11. what a fabulous piece this is! Every amazing detail! LOVE IT!

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  12. Shelly this is absolutely fabulous! The TH tag die is one of my favorites. I love cutting tags from everyhting, customizing the "donut" and the bookplates look fabulous done in you tarnished metal technique.

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  13. it's a fantastic work. i love it!!

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  14. Wow! Fantastic tag and a great technique. I have the urge to go and play with some foil tape now. xx

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  15. Shelly - love the tag and all the texture - very manly!

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  16. Sensational tag. You have captured industrial grunge perfectly!

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  17. Oh my, this is awesome work!!! I totally love this tag!

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  18. Oh this is so cool! You're amazing!

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  19. i had to remind myself that reaching out wouldn't help solve my 'i need to touch this tag' problem! lol those textures are a candy for the eye!

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  20. i had to remind myself that reaching out wouldn't help solve my 'i need to touch this tag' problem! lol those textures are a candy for the eye!

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