Hi All! Well, this is my first challenge tag for Tim's 12 tags of 2016 and I'm super excited about it. Lou Ann (aka Crooked Stamper) thought it would be a great class for the group. And she was right again. We all love Tim's style who doesn't love a little inspiration. For January the challenge are the techniques of Industrious Metal and Chalkboard. I started out with a #10 tag. When it came to the embossing of the foil tape, I did it a little differently than Tim. I didn't want to put a slit in my Riveted Metal embossing folder, and since the metal was only on the ends and not the middle, I attached the foil to scrap cs and ran it thought my embosser. When it came out, I cut it in the middle and attached it to my tag. I used Black Soot paint all over the metal, and wiped the excess with a paper towel. What a great look! Now I had my "Industrial" look. And now, for the "Chalkboard" part of the challenge. I used a scrap piece of black cs (using up alot of scraps) and my Rays stencil. With my Ranger Emboss It Dauber I daubed up the stencil, and then sprinkled on Ranger Frosted Crystal Embossing Powder. I heated it until it become a matte finish and get a kind of gritty feel. Don't let it get shiny, or it becomes a resist and you don't want that. I rubbed my yellow chalk down to a smooth angle on scrap paper and then rubbed it over my embossed rays. I rubbed it with my finger and the chalk on the non-embossed area faded, but still had enough left on it to give it that chalkboard look. To finish it off I used a vintage lamp cover from Prima's Junkyard collection, I stamped the "Philbric Electic Co." from Tim's Adverts Stamp Set. I typed the "Let your light shine" on my computer, cut it out, and inked it with Hickory Smoke. And it's all topped off with a little ribbon from Tim's Metallic Trimmings.
Thanks for looking!