I LOVE the new die from Tim Holtz.....Pediments!
......and it fits perfectly on the top and bottom of a #8 Manila Tag...
...what more could you ask for???????
I started with a tag and the Chickenwire stencil from The Crafter's Workshop. I used the Flexible Modeling Paste that I had and a palette knife to add it to a majority of the tag's middle area.
I'm sure all kinds of paste out there works much the same way, but the key here to the bright colors is the extremely white color of the paste.
I spread it on and then make peaks with the flat surface of the knife to create a little interest. (Please ignore the palette knife, it has something I used YEARS ago that dried on it before I was smart enough to clean it off....and so now it never will come off! The paste is pure white.)
I, of course, can't wait, so I dried it from the front and the back with the Heat It tool. Keep it moving so you don't bubble your paste.
When dry, I applied the Distress Stains generously letting the areas where different colors touch blend and create more colors. Persimmon and Raspberry???? YEAH! What a gorgeously bright color it made.
The Peacock and Raspberry....perfect!
Could have stopped before the Black Soot arrived at the bottom, but it's OK since I cut it off anyway.
Then I broke out the stamps and the Archival Ink. I mainly used the Classics #2 stamp collection all around the tag, but there are 2 spots of Script from the Apothecary set.
The Metal Foil Tape is added to thick plain chipboard and diecut using the Pediment die. I LOVE this die!!!
The Alcohol Inks were added with the Blending Tool and Felt all at the same time. They backrun into each other if you let them dry and reapply. The trick is knowing when to stop. For those eagle-eyed people out there, you know who you are, the bottom pediment was a bit too blue for me, so I use a different one on the finished project. FYI.
When dry, add little Flourish stamps with Archival Ink.
The little guy was stamped with Archival Ink onto Specialty Stamping Paper, and embossed with Super Fine Black Embossing Powder.
The Flourish was cut from Chipboard and sprayed with several colors of Adirondack Color Washes and Perfect Pearls Mists for a class a long time ago. It was just calling my name to be used with our little man here.
I cut him out and added a few Distress Markers to color him in.
Then I flipped him over and added some pieces of chipboard to layer him up a bit.
I didn't want the tag hole to show under the Pediment, so after layering the tag onto Black Chipboard, I cut about a half inch off the top and bottom. It had better composition in my opinion.
I added some Black Soot over the top of the raised areas to make the color pop a bit.
Glue on the Pediments and add the other embellishments.
The last spot that needed something had a Cash Key tied with Waxed Linen glued to it.
This also shows a better look at the Pediment without all the glare. The inks on the metal are really cool.
I hope you have as much fun with these products and I did. Most can be found at Inspiration Emporium.
Ranger - Manila #8 Tag, Metal Foil Tape, Jet Black Archival Ink, Specialty Stamping Paper, Heat it Craft Tool , Super Fine Black Embossing Powder
The Crafter's Workshop - Chickenwire Stencil
Tim Holtz - Distress Stains - Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Black Soot, Squeezed Lemonade, Seedless Preserves, Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed, and Tea Dye
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Cash Keys
Tim Holtz - Distress Markers
Tim Holtz Sizzix - Vagabond Machine
Liquitex - Flexible Modeling Paste - White
Plain and Black Core Chipboard
Small Flourish Stamp