Today is my third week as August Guest Designer at the Cardz4Guys challenge - this week the challenge is watches or clocks.
I just learned a new technique while participating in last weeks Split Coast Stampers Dare to Get Dirty week long challenges. KelliJo called it a "distressed stenciled' background. It involves a stencil, Distress ink and Perfect Pearls and water. I used Perfect Pearls Mist already made up in a spray bottle - but you can make your own spray by mixing water with Perfect Pearls powder.
First I inked up a white card stock panel by rubbing Ranger Distress Brushed Corduroy ink all over it.
Next, I took a stencil - this is Clock Work from Tim Holtz - I laid it on a piece of computer paper inside a pizza box (to contain the spraying!) and sprayed all over the stencil with Biscotti Perfect Pearls Mist.
Then I flipped the stencil over onto my inked panel (so the sprayed side is against the panel). I placed another piece of computer paper over the stencil and pressed over it quickly with my fingers to be sure the stencil touched the card completely.
Then I pulled the stencil off the card stock and was left with this wonderful shimmery design! Cool, right?!!
I cut a clock face out of a piece of patterned paper from Tim Holtz Paper Stash 8"x8" Collage (it fit perfectly with my 2" circle punch! I layered it to a 2" circle of Kraft card stock to give it a little more thickness. I sponged the edges of both the clock and the stenciled panel with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.
I layered the clock face onto the panel with foam dots.
I looped a piece of Linen Ribbon through the Word Band and attached it to the panel with two mini staples. I adhered a Small Talk Sticker that I cut in half and drew around them with a black Stabilo pencil and rubbed it with my finger to blur it.
I hope you'll join us over at the Cardz 4 Guyz challenge where you'll find lots of inspiration from the Design Team - there's a new challenge every Tuesday so I'll see you next week with another masculine creation!
I'm also linking this to the following challenges:
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Get Texty
Virginia's View - Embellishments
Paper: White, Rustic Cream, Kraft - PTI, PaperStash 8x8 collage - Ranger
Ink: Ranger Distress Brushed Corduroy, Versamark
Accessories: Clock Work Stencil - Tim Holtz, Idea-ology Game Spinners, Word Bands, Small Talk Stickers, Linen Ribbon; Mini Attacher - Ranger, Black Stabilo pencil