For any of you that know me, know that I have 2 boys….so when asked to use my favourite pieces of chipboard, I automatically go to gears! I love gears! They are so vintage and grungy…just my style!
My 2 boys are 16 and 18 now so the days of cute little boy pictures are long gone, but I am so blessed to be a great auntie to these 2 cuties! Twin boys…that live across the street from me! How awesome is that!
To start the grungy process I started by rubbing Walnut Distress Stain across the entire chipboard surface.
I then used VersaMark and 3 colours of UTEE –Black, Platinum and clear. I simply used my fingers to sprinkle the UTEE to random parts of the frame one colour at a time, making sure to shake any excess off the frame before adding the next colour. (I did get a few different flakes mixed into my jars of UTEE but oh well!) I then heat set it all. You can work in sections if you wish. Or you could even heat set one colour at a time so you don’t mix your powders. Totally up to you! Make sure you use the colours randomly and overlap the colours.
Then once it’s cooled I daubed a bit of Antique Gold Distress paint in random spots of the gears. If you get too much paint on just add more embossing powder until you’re happy with the results.
I used a makeup sponge to apply some Metallic Rubons to the keys. I just kept adding different colours until I was happy with the look.
The stars, mini gears and the VROOM letters were embossed with regular black embossing powder.
Southern Ridge Chipboard used:
Other Products used:
- Kaisercraft paper
- Tim Holtz Grundgeboard letters
- Bazzill Cardstock
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