Stamps I used: The Vintage Lady by Rubbadubbadoo & the Penny Farthing Bike by Montarga.
'Journey Back In Time'Altered plain book cloth with Distress inks and various stamps to create a vintage background. Died some trim & paper flower with Distress reinker diluted in a mini sprayer. Used a bottle cap flattened with my Vagabond to frame the journey tag. Then used the Faux Patina technique on both the metal tag & clock from the book 'A Compendium of Curiosities 2' page 58. Stamped the images on with black Archival ink used a watercolour technique to colour the lady in, adding a ribbon flower I died with Tattered Rose Distress Stain. Stamped BACK IN with Distress Ink and embossed with a mixture of Distress Embossing Powders Vintage Photo, Walnut & Dusty Concord. Then machine stitched it onto another piece of book cloth, adhered it to book board and added the metal corners.
|First I used Antique Linen Distress Stain all over the tag, then used Vintage Photo for added colour stamped with Gathered Twigs.|
|Embossing with my Vagabond.|
|Inking over embossing with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. Also added Black Soot around the edge.|
|Inked white trim with Distress Stains|
|I printed a verse onto some book cloth with my inkjet printer, then stitched it onto two pieces of muslin that I had coloured with Distress Stain. Added four brads to the corners, then attached it with some ScorTape to my tag.|
|Here I used Archival Ink for the stamp and then used the water colour technique using Distress Ink pad and some Distress Stain as well.|
|Then to age it I used Distress Ink in Antique Linen & went over the entire image. I then cut them out and went around the edges with a black ink pen.|
|Made a little tag for the back with my details on.|
|Did not have a light colour for the crackle so I used Walnut I still like the effect especially with the Broken China stain next to it.|