Happy Birthday - TH September Tag!
I also didn't have the darker alcohol inks. If I had been thinking logically, I would have grabbed some of my Copic Various refills in browns and gave that a go, instead of the Stream / Eggplant version here. But, lesson learned and I'll try that the next time for a different tone of metal patina.
Overall, I loved the project. It adorned my Dad's birthday gift perfectly. And it was simple enough to make again, so it's a cool little technique I plan to tuck away for the future.
Thanks for visiting,
Stamps: Just My Type by My Favorite Things
Ink: Black Soot and Vintage Photo Distress inks by Ranger
Paper: Kraft tag, Black Heritage and Solar White cardstock by DiscountCardstock.com
Patterned paper: torn pages from an old Romeo / Juliet (while I hate defacing books, this was in the recycle bin at the kids' school and would have been tossed because it was already missing pages... consider it a mercy rescue)
Other: Washers, brads, gears, paper clip, tiny attacher and pin by Tim Holtz, texture hammer, clear embossing powder by Ranger, twine, twill tape by May Arts, Foil tape by Nashua (Home Depot purchase), Stream and Eggplant alcohol inks by Ranger, sanding block, retractable pen, piercing tool, felt applicator and handle by Ranger, Sookwang and dimensional tape.