How cool is this technique!! I'm talking about Tim Holtz's rusted enamel technique, from the 12 Tags of Christmas, 2007 series, which Linda has used as our 15th Grungy Monday Challenge. I remember this from the Compendium challenge, and loved the effect! I have tried stamping over it, but, as Tim says, it's really best for backgrounds.
Now, if you've noticed, I usually do the challenge as a challenge piece, for the challenge's sake. This way I have the samples to look at when I need inspiration, but as I have done this one a few times since, and I have three birthday cards to do for this month, and I'll be away for work all next week, I couldn't putz around! Besides, after my space-reorganization, an idea for my best friends's son's birthday jumped right out. Now, the Ogre was a lot tougher to do than I thought; I now have quite a few of the little fellows, in various states of un-dress running around the desk! I used the Bundled Sage DI for the background, which is cut with an old retired sizzix die, "Parchment"-how cool is that! Now, bundled Sage is usually so soft, and light; not when used DTP!! It's darker than the Peeled Paint! But it was still doable. The inside has the Tim stamp "The world of reality has its limits, but the world of imagination is boundless" which I thought was fitting for a virtual role-playing gamer!
So, it's still early, you have time to jump on over the Linda's, check out the technique for yourself, and get Rusting!! It really is very cool. Have a great crafty week everyone!