- Product - Any ‘Classics’ stamps
- Technique - Shabby Chic - CC Vol 1, Page 49
- Colour – Antique linen
- Substrate – Tag
I love Tim Holtz 'Shabby Chic' technique and was even lucky enough to be able to share my take on it in December 2014's issue of Craft Stamper magazine for a Distress to Impress tutorial.
Reaching for that tag substrate I used this technique using Antique Linen and Barn Door Distress Paint in combination with the Distress Damask stamp set. Sometimes I find the top layer needs a couple of coats to get a really good coverage, especially when you use a very pale colour on top of something so vibrant.
The focal point was created on buff watercolour paper. I stamped the dragonfly image from the Classics #1 stamp set and painted the focal images with Hickory Smoke and Fired Brick Distress Stains. These were then covered with Distress Micro Glaze (applied with a fine brush - LOVE this stuff!) and heated before I dipped the whole lot into more Hickory Smoke Distress Stain. The dragonfly was finished with acetate packaging stamped wings and a pen nib, and I added a separate sentiment strip from the Life Quotes stamp set. It was back to the words from the Classics #1 stamp set to top and bottom the whole composition, before I added an Idea-Ology button, altered Heirloom Rose and Mirrored Star (dulled slightly with Alcohol Ink Pearl Mixative).