Thursday, June 7, 2012

CC2 - Week 8

Wow - we are into June already! And up to week 8 of the Compendium of Curiosities 2 challenge already as well. This week's challenge was soo much fun and one of the first ones that I've done where my ideas just flowed... with a little help from the Master for inspiration thrown in!

The technique this week is called "Repurposed Packaging" and it is found on page 62 of Tim's book. As the lovely Linda mentions on her blog this week, I too have quite a stockpile of acetate packaging (mostly from Tim's Idealogy stuff, hehe) that I've saved. I recently bought several compartment-type plastic organizers and put all of my Ideology stuff in them, and I save a bunch of the packaging, so it came in handy this week.

For my tag, I ran a piece of the acetate through the Vagabond using the rivet texture fade. Then I applied AI in silver metallic (one of the mixatives) and then burnished it with some Archival black. Perfect metal sheeting!! I stamped the bottom portion of the black tag with Snow Cap pigment ink, and added a bunch of findings and some foil ribbon and voila! Steampunk baby...I love it!!

I am entering this in the following challenges:


  1. What a great Steampunk tag. I love all of the metal embellies and the background is so realistic. Great job! Thanks for joining our Heavy Metal challenge at Art With No Boundaries. I hope we see more of your projects in the future.

  2. Oh yes, this is a great tag! Wonderful embellishments and very cool background. So glad you joined us at Art with No Boundaries!

  3. I love how you made your metal sheeting using the packaging, great way to recycle! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

  4. Great tag! The alcohol ink on the rivet texture looks superb!!!

  5. Love the background, very nice.

  6. Suzan, Great Art Tag. I love your background and all the different elements you added, all comes together very nicely. Thank you for sharing this with us on Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent and also for the how-to explanation, always great to know.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

  7. great tag, amazing background

  8. Wonderful tag and it really looks like metal! =)
    Thanks for joining us at Art With No Boundaries and at Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent!
    Hugs, Elenor DT

  9. This is so very Steampunk! Love all the details you put into this tag!!

    Thank you for sharing your art in the challenges at Art With No Boundaries and Recycle, Re-purpose & Re-invent. I hope that you will join us again!
    Rene DT