Okay, she would definitely not like being called that but since I'm using a 4"x6" photo of her for a Grungy Monday entry, that's what it is. So there. Yep, time for another Grungy Monday project. It's week 4 and the theme is to use Texture Fades and Distress Ink, per Tim's video. He's offered two ideas using these products; I chose to use the coloring method, not the stamping one.
It's hard to detect the colors and texture but I used Tim's Damask Texture Fade with Antique Linen, Old Paper and Weathered Wood Distress Inks.
Because I chose a picture frame I ended up doing this technique on an 8.5"x11" sheet of paper that I cut into fourths. While the pieces were drying I coated the frame with Claudine Hellmuth's Traditional Tan paint. Then the pieces were torn to fit and glued to the Darice particleboard frame using Claudine Hellmuth's Multi Medium in Matte. That stuff is awesome! I did go around the frame's edges with a bit of Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink to set off the colors.
All flowers and leaves were cut from ivory cardstock. Some were stamped, all were colored with Weathered Wood Distress Ink (smoosh on my craft sheet, spritz with water, let soak, crumple or form, let dry). The oak leaf is a leftover using Tim's Shabby Chic technique.
Here's a closeup of the flower corner so you can see the dimension. The layers are over 1" deep.
Wendy Vecchi: Botanical Art--Tim Holtz: Tattered Florals, Tattered Leaves, Ticket, key (sanded off most of the copper color), Damask Texture Fade--Maya Road: chipboard word, leaf pin--Ranger: Antique Linen, Old Paper, Weathered Wood, Tumbled Glass, Brushed Corduroy, Clear Embossing Distress Inks; Black, Sepia Archival Inks; UTEE; Silver embossing powder; Brushed Pewter, Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paints--Hero Arts: pearls--Sizzix: Flower Layers #2 die--Martha Stewart fern punch--Claudine Hellmuth: Traditional Tan paint; Matte Multi Medium
Now I just have to make a card to accompany the gift...good job I have several days to do that! lol