Continuing my participation in SplitCoast Stampers challenge for monthly Bible verse projects, having joined in April, I had some back-working to do. I chose to put my verses in a minibook, with a page for each verse. I have just completed my January page with one of my favorite verses about doing everything with excellence.
This is my first attempt at a minibook, and it is really fun. It is fairly quick to complete a page. For the theme of this verse, I wanted to use some metallic techniques with a bit of a steampunk theme. I started with a technique posted by May Flaum (learned from Tim Holtz at Ranger U). She did a lot of sanding away of the alcohol ink after applying, but I opted to leave the heavy colors of the alcohol ink.. First, I cut metal foil tape into “puzzle” pieces, stuck them down to completely cover the blank #8 manila tag, and then used various tools to imprint the area of each seam. I then used three alcohol ink colors: Slate, Stream, and Terra Cotta. After drying, I stamped random background images with Archival Ink. Then I dry embossed the whole tag in the steampunk texture fade. I used papers from Graphic 45 and embellished with lots of metal from Tim Holtz.
Here is a close-up of the tag itself: