Mar 4, 2017

Umbrella Man Distress Oxide Stenciled Tag


Happy Saturday!  For the first time in months I haven't had tons of things to do this weekend.  I cleaned house for hours, did my nails, sat idly and soaked up the nothingness.  I'm a busy bee with four kiddos and my design team work, oh and that full time job thingie.  Yeah, it's easy to get downtrodden when you never have a moment.  That's why I took a few moments the other night to just let go and do something fun and spontaneous.  My generous and inspirational friend Sara Emily had lovingly sent me some happy mail, which included a few cutouts of this guy I've been pining over.  He makes me so happy right now!


My friend Zsuzsa has been doing some amazing work with her gelli plate and I broke down and ordered one used for $20.  I was anxious to see what effects I could get with it using Distress Oxides.  I patted my DOX over the plate, then laid on this new Tim Holtz stencil, using the tip of a paint brush to press the stencil fully to pick up the ink.  I gave it a spritz of water and then pressed my watercolor panel onto it.


Look at this DOXic mess!  He he!  :)  Maybe I could do this with a craft sheet, but it was fun to get out that gelli and just play.  I decided to sponge Black Soot on the white areas.  


You all know I have been obsessing with embossing powder for some while.  I discovered that layering Distress EP under regular EP creates some amazing texture.  For this guy, I used Walnut Stain DEP, then layered over regular black, then bronze.  What a cool variegated effect!  It's rusty, textured, uneven and I'm thrilled with it.


I don't have a lot of TH background stamps like text and script, etc.  I decided to use parts of this sweet girl.  See how I partially inked her.




The other stamp is a cool label Tim created that is a vintage rubber stamp company label - love it!


I added scribbles around the edge of the tag with a fine pen.


I used Tim's new Quote Chips for the sentiment.  I dabbed my DOX onto it then spritzed with water to get that marbled look.  I peeled part of the chipboard off so it would be more flexible and curled it over my bundle.  The staples helped hold it down and just look cool.  A wad of string (of course) and a couple of Tim's cogs - the end.  YAY!


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36 comments:

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This tag is fabulous Autumn. I too bought my first Gelli Plate this week and I think it's definitely going to get a lot of use. I used it for the first time today and I love it. The die cut here works beautifully with the background, it looks amazing. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Donna Ellis said...

Fantastic artwork, Autumn, with wonderful layers of color! Hugs, de

Helen Wallace said...

You will have so much fun with the gelli plate. Fabulous work with the oxides and embossing.

Lisa said...

Wow, Autumn, this is amazing!! That background is spectacular!! I love the umbrella man!! The details are gorgeous!! I still don't have the Distress Oxides and I need them!! You are inspiring me so much!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Mimi said...

Saw this on your Insta... so gld I saw this tonight! Yes, this man has some true soul, and thanks to you, he has super texture! I just ordered the DOx's... couldn't resist. Though so far I've resisted the gelli-plating! Thanks for the inspiration. Country View Challenges is hosting an "Inspired by Tim" challenge right now, you ought to enter this. Here's to free time-- you spent your time well!

Brenda Brown said...

This is divine Autumn, a wonderful mix of very few colours and the rusty feel you have given umbrella man is magnificent. Love it xxx
Ps it would fit perfectly in this months country view challenge xxx

Vintagehandmade said...

OMG, Autumn, what a stunning tag this is! I love the way how you did your yummy background and I am definitely going to try this technique! The embossed Umbrella man is simply awesome and I love your stamping, too! Fabulous quote and those gears are just a perfect addition to your brilliant design! Have a wonderful day, my friend! Big hugs! Branka xx

Ruth said...

Stunning Autumn! Embossing heaven and love that stencil! Ruth x

Mac Mable said...

Still haven't surcomed to the DOX or gellie plate...as yet.....They do give a great effect (DOX) and again something different. Love that new stencil too. Great idea with the several different EP, don't they look fabulous and all textural. Well done you on finding time to look after yourself a little, you are one busy lady. Thank you for sharing this fabulous tag and thank you for the step by step x

craftytrog said...

This looks fab Autumn! X

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Wow I am loving all the different elements and textures you have created on your gorgeous tag. Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

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Jackie P Neal said...

Absolutely cool Autumn!!
Love that new stencil and love the color you chose, and love how it came out! Your work with parts of your stamp is perfect as well- Bravo on this rich tag!xx
Jackie ")

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

That's a very creative use of the gelli plate! The messier the better if you ask me! Thanks for the mention;) That rusty texture you achieved on the die-cut shape is simply breathtaking!

Amelia Breytenbach said...

WOW, this is beautiful Autumn! I love the textures and techniques - it’s AMAZING!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Wow! The Oxide Inks are at the top of my wish list. This is fantastic!

Craftyfield said...

My so grungy... Tim would love it! Great techniques and images. I'm the same with EP, I love to mix them and get surprising effects! Thanks for joining us at Country View Challenges this month!

Darlene said...

WOW! You are SO GOOD at this design style! Fantastic creation Autumn! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Something New’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

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Evelyn Walter said...

Hello dear Autumn! You really have conjured up here with this wonderful tag! The background looks so cool (the new DOX are so stunninig!) and your use of EP is gorgeous! Love everything on it!
Thank you for joining in with our Challenge at Country View Challenges!
p.s.: wanted to tell you, I admire you, how you manage 4 kids, a house, a job AND so much crafted beauty! I´d never be able to!

Redanne said...

Oh wow, I love the effect you achieved with the Oxides and Gelli plate and Umbrella man never looked so good! Beautiful work Autumn! Hugs, Anne xx

Licho_Nie_Spi said...

Excellent! I wish I have this Rain-Man die :D hard to find.
Thank you for sharing it with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenge!

Susan said...

Wow! Awaiting my DOXs to play. Love what you did with the gelli plate. Great idea to layer EPs - will have to try that.

Wanda Hentges said...

This is fabulous, Autumn!!! The embossing on the umbrella man is - Wow!!! What a cool idea that I must try!!!!

butterfly said...

Love that scrumptious background - worth getting the Gelli out for, just so you had some really fun playtime away from the daily grind! Fabulous finish on ever-marvellous Umbrella Man - I love this tag.
Alison x

Karla Yungwirth said...

Wow! I love how this turned out!! Love the details and that awesome Distress Oxide. Glad you took a little time for yourself - we all need that! Have a wonderful week!

Claudia N. said...

Ah, yessss....I guessed right away at first sight that you must have used the new (and utterly cool) Distress Oxide inks for this fab background, Autumn!
You have created the perfect background for Mr. Umbrella-Man!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful tag with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

Hugs,
Claudia x

AlexaCzar said...

beautiful Tag.
Thanks for playing with us on SASPC !!
Hugs
Alexa DT

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous effects on this wonderful tag Autumn, love te idea of the oxides with a gelli and the effect of the two EPs on mister rainman looks brilliant!

laurie said...

So creative! I love all the fun textures and elements.Thanks for sharing at Dies R Us...so happy you joined us!

Marty Fishman said...

Very cool tag, Autumn. Love the pattern you created with your new inks (still waiting for mine) and the gelli plate - that looks like fun. Great job on embossing the man. Awesome! Hugs :-)

debby4000 said...

Amazing tag, brilliant artwork
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Luv
Debby

Julia Aston said...

What a marvelous tag design Autumn! love the brown/black colors - thanks for sharing your steps - I'm going to try that layered embossing! Juia xx

Karen P said...

I am not normally a girl that goes or likes brown, unless I wear it lol! But this is stunning! Jaw droppingly beautiful, lovely layers and so much awesome texture xx

Julie Short said...

What a super tag! Thank you for joining in at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month,

Nate Da Silva said...

Merci Autumn de ta participation à notre challenge S&A ton tag est fabuleux par cette texture que tu sais ci bien travailler à bientot Nate

Sue said...

This is wonderful Autumn, I love your texture on Mr Umbrella Man, I don't have many distress EP's, but I will have to give this a try. Sorry I'm so late in visiting, but I've just returned from my holidays. Thanks so much for joining us at Country View Crafts, and have a great week. Sue xx

Sara Barker said...

Oh, dear me! How did I ever miss this lovely? I think I must have missed March--where did it go??? Anywho, this is amazing Autumn, and I had a little giggle at the gelli plate, because I also just broke down and bought one at Michael's the other day with a 50% coupon (of course!). It's another brand, but I'm sure it will do the same thing. Soooo....I love that you experimented with it, and got such awesome results! And so happy you could use the Umbrella Man (he's lookin' might-tee fine!). Thanks for the shout out! Now, I need to go back and actually read this word for word. Sending hugs!

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