Today I have something new to share with you--at least new for me. Ellen had sent me a couple of sheets of the Tim Holtz Grungepaper a while back, and I just got around to experimenting with it this weekend. If you have ever tried Grungeboard, the Grungepaper has very similar characteristics in its ability to accept paint and be flexible. The big difference is that it is thin enough to run through most inkjet printers and to cut with a chemically etched die or a die-cutting machine.
Grungepaper looks something like the inside of a cereal box, but it is as flexible as a piece of suede--a really great feel. Here I've shown you the Grungepaper as well as the dies that I used, Flower Bouquet Miniabilities and one of the Double-Ended Tags. (You will see a normal tag on the card; when I need a smaller tag than the tag in the Tags Trio set, I simply use the smallest Double-Ended Tag die and cut it to length, then round the corners with my scissors.)
Here are the products that I used on the Grungepaper: Old Paper Distress Crackle paint, a Shell Pink Dabber, Adirondack Watermelon Ink, and Vintage Photo Distress ink. (If I had had a Tattered Rose Crackle paint, I would have used it and dispensed with the Shell Pink Dabber on top of the crackle paint surface.)
I first die-cut and embossed the Miniabilities. Since I wanted them a bit lighter-toned than the Grungepaper naturally was, I coated them with Old Paper distress Crackle Paint and then Shell Pink Dabber paint. After the paint went on, I had basically lost my texture from the embossing pass. So after the paint was completely dry, I carefully stuck my shapes back into the dies and re-embossed. Before removing them, I sponged some Watermelon Adirondack ink on for additional color. I also sponged it and the vintage photo distress ink around the edges of each shape.
The card background uses an Ornamental Borders Scrapblock inked in Adirondack Latte ink and sponged with both Watermelon and Vintage Photo. The little Love tag is stamped with a piece from the Ornamental Beauty set. Ribbon is some that I've had here for ages--not sure where it came from--and the mini pin is a Tim Holtz item too. I'm loving the mini safety pins! Finished size of this card is 3-1/8" x 6-1/4"
I have one more Grungepaper project started, and I'll try to share that next week. Thank you for visiting the CLASSroom today!