Monday, February 7, 2011

The Curiosity of Rusted Enamel

When I was working on this piece for Linda's "Compendium of Curiosities Challenge" I kept thinking of it as "Distressed Enamel."  After all, it involved Distress Ink.   However, it's "rusted"....and this is the fourth tag I made before I achieved the look I was going for.  I combined Barn Door with Rusty Hinge to get this particular color. (The technique is on page 41 of Tim's book.)

13 comments:

Helen said...

Great tag.

Tineke said...

Beautiful colour on your tag!
Greetings from Holland,
Tineke

Sue said...

What a superb blending of the distress inks Evelyn, can I ask what paper you used? Did it have a coating or was it a matt finish?
I seem to have a problem sometimes with the inks grabbing the paper and I have a blotchy effect.
I love the colour combo.
Smiles:)

Linda Ledbetter said...

Ooh, la la, those colors are spectacular, Evelyn! I love this-- it really does look like rusted enamel, and the stamping is great. What a perfect sentiment!

Otter Blue said...

Love the red!

minnie_mac said...

Great tag. You've really got the enamel look.

Marilyn

Shelly Hickox said...

I love the colors in this! You did a wonderful job with this technique.

MarleneMAZ said...

Fabulous tag! it actually looks like a rusty barn door :)

wearestampers said...

Great job on this technique! Looks awesome!
Pam

Julie Forest said...

Wow! Fabulous tag! Love the vibrant color and those fibers are fantastic! :)

Sue West said...

Gorgeous tag Evelyn, the colour is amazing.
Sue :)

Terry said...

Too funny on your color choices! Those are what I used also! Love how your challenge tag turned out and the shape of that sentiment is so unique! Molly is pretty sweet, but not to other dogs!

donna said...

Interesting color choice and so effective. Love your sentiment too!