Hey, did someone say "Distressed?" Oh, yeah, baby! This week's Drunken Stampers Challenge is to create a piece of art that incorporates distressed chipboard. And I say, "Bring it ON!"
As you guys know, I love distressing things.
I went three-dimensional with this little chipboard box, and used the "Shabby Chic" embossing powder resist technique from Tim Holtz's fabulous book, A Compendium of Curiosities, to create the background on the box. You have this book, right? It's my go-to for all things distressed, grunge, cool, awesome... you know, Tim-like.
I use stamps from the Bitty Grunge set all the time, and you'll see two of 'em here: the concentric circles on the box top, and the dots on the side. The lacy design on the bottom is from the Purely Random set (come to think of it, I use that one a lot, too). The resist wash is Adirondack paint in Pool and Mountain Rose, and I dabbed on some Distress Stickles, too.
The little bird is also chipboard, cut using the Alterations Caged Bird set. She got her texture from Distress Embossing Powder, sprinkled on in little pinches so the various colors more or less ended up where I wanted them. (I have GOT to use that stuff more often— I absolutely love the texture it gives.)
Oh, sweet distress, you've my favorite technique of all!
Now, it's your turn! Grab some chipboard and your distressing tools of choice, and go nuts! Then, link up your finished masterpiece at the Drunken Stampers Challenge Blog so we can all say "Ooh!" and "Ahh!"
Oh! And if you're a Tim Holtz fan, stay tuned. There's a super cool announcement coming soon....