So fun to be here today talking about the newest color in the Distress Line, SPECKLED EGG! It is a color that I have wanted for so long and trust me, it is beautiful! I was able to create four projects for the new color Facebook Live. I will be blogging all four projects by the end of May so if you are interested in learning how I created any of them, please come back often to see the posts.
I stamped the gears using the Dapper stamp set and Vintage Photo Archival Ink - something you can do even after the paper is glued to the tag, since it's made from thickboard and will not bend.
I used Translucent Grit Paste and the 'Stitches' Stencil from Stampers Anonymous to add the X shapes to the tag. I sprinkled Speckled Egg Embossing Glaze over the top of the paste, tapped off the excess and let it dry. After about 30 minutes (when the paste was dry), I melted the glaze with the embossing gun.
The shelf is the next thing I created since it grounds the collage. I am using Etcetera Trims called 'Pinked' for the sawtooth edge it has. You will need three, 5" pieces, two skinny and one wide one.
The wide is the base, the skinny is glued directly on top and the last strip butts up against the straight side to create the shelf.
I used the Star Trim 3D folder and Watercolor cardstock to create the strip for the shelf.
A few important things to remember when using 3D folders:
1. Lightly spritz the back of the paper before you place it in the folder.
2. Run folder through the machine three times at an angle to create the best impression.
3. Once it's taken out of the folder, dry it with the heat tool before embossing.
I also did a few tests with just paper (no glaze involved) so I could see the difference in color depending on the paper you use. Both colors are great but the white of the watercolor paper is more true. Using Speckled Egg over Heavystock comes out a bit more green because of the base color of the paper... "manilla-lite" (as I like to call the color of Heavystock). So be aware that your paper choice may change the color just a tad. Personally I think it's like having two colors in one pad!
Anyway, lets get back to the project at hand. In the project I painted the wood pieces with Distress Paint then added the Star strip across the front, covering the middle strip completely. I did trim off one edge of the strip to make it fit just a bit better.
Here is the finished shelf on the tag. Walnut Stain Crayon was also added to the wood parts to make it look as if it was one piece.
Once the shelf was secure, I moved on to the collage using pieces from Paper Dolls, Field Notes ephemera, Urban Layers, Junk Drawer Baseboards, Type Chips (1/2) and the wonderful Number Blocks.
You know me, always coloring the Paper Dolls! This guys suit is very dark so I decided to play that up by rubbing the crayon directly onto the suit and then rubbing away what I didn't need, leaving just a hint of blue. The crayon color really makes a difference when bringing him to life.
Thank you for stopping by to see my project. Speckled Egg is a must have color, don't you agree?
Now carry on,