Here's the board and, as you can see, I've played the first vertical line - Idea-ology or any Metal Embellishment/Paint/Foil Tape.
|Idea-ology or any metal embellishment||Sprays||Ribbon/twine|
|Foil tape||Texture fades||Stains|
I've also, as it happens, played the bottom horizontal line Foil Tape/Texture Fades/Stains, but that was an accident!
I'd given myself the additional challenge of trying to see if I could use only the three chosen ingredients (absolutely not part of the main rules, you can use as many extra ingredients as you like, as long as you tell us about the three in your chosen line).
Then I realised as soon as I used the Texture Fade on my foil tape covered card that I'd failed, so a couple of other ingredients found their way in too!
Even so, they're pretty simple in the making.
I stuck a sheet of foil tape to some card and ran it through the BigShot with the Subway Texture Fade embossing folder.
Then I applied lots of blue/grey Distress Paints and spritzed with water to let them do their marbling magic.
After the paint was dry, I sanded back the raised areas to reveal some of the metal underneath.
I also did some extra distressing with the Craft Scratcher for a really weathered look.
I added some paint to my metal embellishments too, and there's some Distress Stain dribbled into the lettering too.
I also applied Mushroom alcohol ink over both the embellishments and the backgrounds.
I took my cue from one of the recent CHA videos where Tim was talking about how the Mushroom alcohol ink gives a really vintage look.
Finally, I mounted the ATCs onto black card which I daubed with Weathered Wood Distress Paint for a softer look.
And that's that!
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