The End - Back Cover
I can't believe this is the end of the grunge book journey. I hope you have learned a little about "Grunge" and what it represents and maybe learned a few techniques you haven't tried.
Tim Holtz Grunge Board "Elements" - hinges
Mini antiqued brads
Large Jump ring
Stamp Pads - Brown, Weathered Wood
Embossing powders - Clear, Gold
Alcohol Ink - Copper and Black
Paint markers - white and black
2 glass microscope slides
Adhesive aluminum tape
Soft gel medium or decoupage glue
What to do:
Rub entire face of tag with Weathered Wood stamp pad, sprinkle clear embossing powder over entire tag, flick the back to remove some of the powder, emboss, and let cool. Using a brown stamp pad rub over entire surface making sure to get the edges and all the areas where there is no embossing. Wipe off any excess with a paper towel.
Using brown stamp pad, stamp entire surface of hinges and keyhole, sprinkle with gold embossing powder, and heat. Use a marker to color any edges that are uncovered.
Using clear soft gel medium or decoupage glue adhere newspaper scraps onto one side of each glass microscope slide. Allow to dry completely. If you are feeling a little daring, like I was, I very gently tapped on one of the slides with a light weight hammer to crack it. The newspaper and glue medium are enough to hold the glass together until you can fix it to your page. Gently wrap sticky aluminum tape around edges of both pieces of glass to make a window frame. I then laid the "windows" face down side by side and attached double-sided tape down the middle seam and around all the edges. Peel off backing and place window in center of page, making sure to gently push down around all the edges and in the middle. Finish the windows with a rubbing of black and copper alcohol inks to dirty and age them.
The final touch was to graffiti "The End" on either side of the window. I did this using paint pens and a freehand method of puffy letters. Rub over the graffiti with a little brown stamp pad to dull the white.
And that's all folks! Thanks for taking this journey with me. This process has helped me really enjoy working on the piece and given me what I needed to let it go. Earla......I hope you are ready cause here it comes!