Compendium of Curiosities - Challenge No. 20 - 'Industrial Grunge'
Another great challenge from Linda this week, over at her blog Studio L3.
The technique is the very manly titled 'Industrial Grunge' and is detailed on page 54 of Tim Holtz' book 'Compendium of Curiosities'.
I used one of Tim Holtz' Alterations Sizzix dies called 'Styled Labels' and coloured it with Copper alcohol ink, Walnut Stain distress ink, gold pen and some metallic rub on paste.
Having created a suitably industrial grungy piece I didn't know what to do with it - lol! Eventually I attached it with two gold coloured brads to the end of a document box I have. I stuck on some lovely vintage ruler paper first - from Tim Holtz 'Lost and Found' idea-ology range.
I wasn't sure what to do with the keyhole, but left it as it was - if I'd put black paper underneath it, it wouldn't have shown up - right? What would you have done - I'd love to hear?
If you'd like to see other examples of this technique, they're all linked on Linda's blog. If you do pop over there, you'll also see details of the wonderful prizes she's giving away to one random winner also.
Thanks for looking, and Gini if you stop by, I'd love to know your interpretation of 'Industrial Grunge' ! Last week's technique was 'Extreme Masking' and Gini said "So is this something that a particularly daring Highwayman also does?" LOL