Wednesday, May 13, 2015

TAG ALONG CHALLENGE BLOG #89: METALLIC

Years ago, my daughter worked for a roofing company and had the opportunity to buy 5" x 7" pieces of aluminum flashing--but by the dozen.  She and I shared a dozen and over the years I had used one of them on a card.  It took a while, but I was able to find the remaining flashing and decided to make my tag out of metal as opposed to using metal as just one element.  

I used my Sizzix Big Kick to emboss the piece of metal using a Tim Holtz Alterations die called "Eiffel Tower."  I trimmed the embossed piece of metal to the size of #8 tag.  



I began by using a Tim Holtz distress paint dauber and applied "Rusty Hinge" to the entire surface.  Over the top, I added Ranger's patina in Lapis and Verdigris.  



Next, I lightly sanded the raised portions to bring back the metal.


Now, I believe this next step was a chemistry experiment gone bad.  The metal sealer I "painted" over the top as a finish seems to have actually removed much of the color.  



Undaunted, I reached for my alcohol inks in Clover, Stream and Pool along with the blending solution.  I applied these inks and the solution directly to my metal tag, then moved them around by using a blending tool.  It certainly was not the look I had envisioned, but I cannot say that I am unhappy with the result.



I added a bit of ribbon from my stash and called it done.  



I hope you will take some time this week to play along with the Tag Along Challenge Blog "metallic" challenge.  You can do anything you want as long as there is a metal component and it's a tag!  

Thanks for stopping by today and for taking a moment to leave a comment.  Both are appreciated!

25 comments:

  1. Wow thanks for the step by steps.. Amazing journey to get the finished tag, but it looks amazing! And experimenting is a part of creating!

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  2. Stunning tag Kay,I do love a bit of metallic and you've done this wonderfully. I usually use metal tape but it is ultra sticky so it can get a bit messy!
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  3. Sweet!! What a great idea Kay!! Love that you used the flashing!! You are too clever! this is a gorgeous tag! xo

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  4. Beautifully vibrant tag kay.. gorgeous colours.. stream is my all time fave alcohol ink colour. Love it. Xx

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  5. Kay I think it is gorgeous just as is. it has an "old world" feel to it. I've got some metal hanging around somewhere, thanks for sparking the idea of what to do with it.

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  6. It might not be what you envisioned but it is very beautiful ! That's what they call serendipity, don't they ? :o)
    Corrie x

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  7. I think the end result looks great! And you're lucky to have a stash of aluminum sheets. Thanks for including the step by step instructions, too. (And on a personal note, I appreciate you frequently leaving comments on my blog.)

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  8. LOVE the end result Kay! Your colours and shine are just superb as are the distressed areas. Truly beautiful :-) xxx

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  9. I love this tag. so fabulous to see someone experiment with a idea and it turns out so wonderful. I love this..now I will be stripping my son's Dr. Pepper cans lol
    hugs

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  10. What a fabulous tag, Kay - it's just SO luscious!

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  11. Ooo this is stunning Kay!! Love it xx

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  12. This tag looks great! Love that you used a total metal tag! Enjoy the weekend, Gerrina

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  13. This is one cool tag, Kay! Seems to me like it was a fortuitous "chemistry experiment gone bad" :-) - your end-result is fabulous!

    Roz M.

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  14. I live these kind of experiments. This sure turned out great. Proud of the outcome. Xx

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  15. Wow... great technique an wonderful Tag!

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  16. Kay your FABULOUS tag inspired me to enter this challenge, I absolutely love it, I think it is wonderful when you think things are going awry with a creation, only to stick with it and the end result is AMAZING!!!!

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  17. Really love this Kay, it caught my eye the minute I saw it. These colours are stunning xx

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  18. I love your tag my dear friend,so gorgeous!!!! Great to have some remaining pieces of metal in your stash thanks to your daughter! :D You can continue to use them in this way, the result is so stunning and beautiful, I adore this.(and you also chose the Tour Eiffel, so it looks even more attractive haha!!!). Grosses bises, Mwah!

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  19. Oh yummy. Love how you used the metal, and the embossing, and the painty sanded layer, and the alcohol inks. What a glorious mix and effect. Loves it. Hugz

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  20. So cool! Love the effect Kay and how you achieved it! Stunning and perfectly "metallic"!!!!

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  21. Ooh, scrumptious verdigris metallics - this is fabulous!
    Alison xx

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