I'm back from a successful arty weekend with my friends and I completed my projects. Today's is from this block of wood:
This idea came from posts on the Stampers Anonymous Yahoo group where they were talking about Chunky ATC's. I'd never heard of them so I did a google search. Thought, hmmm interesting, same size as an ATC on 1.5 inch piece of wood. Liked the idea but I don't like being confined to the small size of an ATC. So I measured some 2x4 stud walls that are in our storage room and what did I find.... You know a 2x4 is not actually 2 inches by 4 inches.... It's 1.5 inches thick and 3 and 3/8 inches wide... As soon as I seen the width I thought of the tags that we use with lot of Tim challenges - found my DH and presto... I have a block of wood the size of a shipping tag.
I am calling this a CHUNKY TAG:
The entire wood block is covered with old book pages using Claudine Hellmuth's Matte Multi-medium. Works kinda like modge podge BUT the adhesive is much thicker than MP and does not warp/bubble your paper. The blue background is the Wrinkle Free Distressed technique using Distressed Inks.
The rainman is stamped on grunge board, the flower on grunge paper (small Wendy Vecchi flower and I removed some of the petals to make the flower smaller). The tree trunk is a drawer pull.
The other side:
Here's the rainman again (love that image!), the butterflies (ISC) are stamped on pattern paper - some are adhered flat and others with wings bent. See Tim's idea-ology film strip at the bottom with more butterflies and hardware?
One Side (sorry this one's a little dark):
The sides are based from one of my favorite Tim Sentiment stamps "The Journey Awakens The Soul". You see parts of the stamp and metal, grungeboard and chipboard letters.
Another Drawer pull.
I am thrilled with how this turned out! Let me know what you think!
Stamps - Mostly Tim Holtz's Stampers Anonymous, Butterflies (Innovative Stamp Creations), Flower (Wendy Vecchi Stampers Anonymous)
Paper - old book pages, butterflies from scraps
Inks - All Ranger - Archival Black, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Broken China, Weathered Wood, Blue Jean
Other - Idea-ology - Grungeboard, grungepaper, film strip, washers, brads