Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Grungy Monday #4! Texture Fades & Distress

OK---How much fun is this!!!!! Don't know what I'm talking about? First stop over to Linda's Studio L3 and see what Grungy Monday is all about, then Head over to The Amazing Mr. Tim Holtz's site, and peruse his You Tube video for this amazing technique!



I only have a few of his first texture fades, not any of the empty space ones---so you know a few of those will now be on my wish list! And yes, I did cut the middles out of most of them so I can slip in a tag to get the bottom embossed (first one was a tad scary!-I'm the girl that couldn't tear a page in my first altered book class-things were to be left pristine! LOL!) I think most of my fun came from not really having a clue as to what was really going to show up. Up until now, I kept feeling I was embossing them backwards...err, reversed, ahhh, the wrong way...and yup, I was! LOL! (Explains why my bingo one took 2 tries!)


So, after playing with them, I ended up using the Bingo one, which had Mustard Seed DI on the texture fade, Fired Brick swished over the tag, and then real bingo markers (from the old magnetic wand days!) attached. The ticket came from his Odds and Ends set, the saying is from a company that for the life of me now, I can't remember, but sorta fit, and the bingo collage is again from an old stamp I've always wanted to use -yup-virgin rubber- and colored with pencils. And can someone tell me--how is it I have NO red fibers??? So some gold (preciously horded) mohair yarn was used.


Here are a few of the others I experimented with....I'm sure they'll be cropping up for something fun!


So, go start texturing away! And have a very Happy Easter everyone!

12 comments:

  1. this is one,brilliant tag hun just love the embossing,folder you have used,hugs cheryl xxxxx

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  2. love this tag, it's so bright and fun!

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  3. Smashing tag Kim and great colours. The other tags are looking good as well. Annette x

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  4. Oh I see you are set to go for more!!! Love that you used the Bingo Card! Awesome tag!

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  5. Super tag! I love your version of this technique: The bright colors are awesome and you've somehow managed to make it look like vintage enamelware!

    COOL!

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  6. I like all of your samples and the final tag worked out great, love the color.

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  7. Love your tag, the colours are so vibrant. The other look good as well.

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  8. Great samples and tag. I know how you feel about cutting the texture fade. Much easier after the first one.

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  9. Oh, that´s a wonderful tag, love the colours.

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  10. I LOOVE everything about this. The colors are brilliant!

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  11. Hi, Kim! Love your bingo themed tag! The mustard seed looks awesome on the background and your real bingo marker look way cool!! :)

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  12. I love this so much I went out and bought this texture fade. I never realized it could look this awesome

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