Monday, 14 May 2012

Time Flies by Jennie Atkinson

Well here I am back again with another project – this month is just flying by!  Time - we never have enough of it, but I can't get enough of time based stamps and particularly the Time Clock Plate with all the wonderful clocks, cogs and words.  So I decided to use various parts of the plate to make this “Tick Tock” tag.
For the tag I used Distress Stains Wild Honey, Fired Brick, Shabby Shutters and Picket Fence and Tim Holtz’s Marbled Distress Stains technique.  Another combination of colours I love.  Once dry I edged the tag with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and stamped the words Tick and Tock on the tag and again on some vintage paper.  I also dyed some seam binding with Fired Brick Stain.
My plans for Phineas Pinchbeck didn’t quite materialise (isn’t that moustache just fantastic!). I was unfortunately losing too much of the detail against the other papers. So I decided to stamp him with Black Archival Ink on acetate and then again on white cardstock. I cut out the cardstock image concentrating only on the head, the clock and the sign (all in one piece) and then carefully stuck the paper on to the back of the acetate, making sure the text was aligned. And he just “popped” off the tag! This is a technique I use alot for detailed stamps and it is amazing what effects you can achieve by using different colours or textures on the "behind" stamping.

We’ve obviously all been playing with our UTEE this last month – first Frankie giving us some fantastic triple embossing techniques and then Alison’s wonderful Steampunk Canvas.  I was also playing with mine!  I coloured a piece of chipboard with Wild Honey Distress Ink and using the triple embossing technique embossed three layers of UTEE.  On the final layer whilst the UTEE was still hot I inked the small clock with Black Archival Ink and stamped it into the UTEE.   Once it had cooled I was able to cut around the shape with some sharp scissors.  I created the cog and the base in the same way but kept the base smooth without any stamping. The three layers create a very sturdy embellishment.

 The large clock on the upper part of the tag was stamped on Grungepaper with Coffee Archival Ink and coloured with Wild Honey Distress Ink.  Just goes to show how versatile these clocks and cogs are.
I got quite carried away with the UTEE and made an ATC encapsulating some Tissue Tape and stamped cogs and clocks under the triple layer of UTEE. I stamped the words Tick Tock into the hot UTEE at the end using Black Archival Ink.

I had great fun creating this tag and ATC using the Time Plate.   I hope you all have a great week and find time to have some fun too.  Thank you for looking and I look forward to bringing you my last project at the end of the month.

Love Jennie


Artyjen said...

Fabby tag and that background is wonderful....a thing of beauty ;)
xoxo sioux

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...super work Jennie a fantastic inspirational Tag...Mel :)

Gabrielle said...

ooh! Lovely tag! The UTEE clock looks amazing but I too love Mr Pinchbeck and is mischievous moustache!

Vick said...

Oh WOW Jennie, this is right up my street, i love it!! i love grungey work and this is certainly it. Im the same at the moment with timepieces, especially pocket/fob watches, ive got stamps of them, papers with them on, background stamps with them and even charms of them, with cogs as well, you've got the ultimate in grunge and altered art! Looking forward to your last project of the month, oh and still biting nails in suspense! x hugs, Vick xxx
YT vixcrafts

Inkypinkycraft said...

This is a fabulous piece, love all the utee elements and the way you have combined all the elements hugs trace x

Dragon said...

wooooo...I LOVE this one Jennie and that clock it amazing!!! Great taggy goodness!! - thanks for the shout out...
Love and light

Mickie said...

Jennie this is amazing - the UTEE work is great

Mickie x

Astrid Maclean said...

Don't know how I missed this.... it's fab!! LOVE that stamps, stunning tag!

craftytrog said...

Two fantastic pieces Jennie, I love the technique you used for Phineas, & wonderful UTEE work(thanks for the mention btw).
Altogether, very inspiring indeed! xox