It's no tiny thing, it's Monday! That means it's time for another challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show. This week we challenge you to use "A Small Stamp", or use a stamp in some small way on your project. You could finish a project with a bit of stamping on an edge, use a tiny heart stamp, or perhaps you’ve got some small stamp on a set that you’ve yet to use. Now would be the time!
This challenge was a little hard for me as I don't go for mini stamps much, so Tim's new Tiny Things Stamp Set was a perfect choice for me as I loved all the vintage images on it. I thought they would look great in this vintagey real working clock.
|After disassembling the clock, I coated all the pieces with Ranger's Inkssentials Glue N Seal Matte to give it some tooth and grip for all the coloration I was about to do to it.|
|I painted the main part with Red Brick Distress Paint, and added Antiqued Bronze Distress Paint throughout all the parts to start a vintage look.|
|I wanted some sheen and more rust, so I got some help with Alcohol Ink. I followed this up with Rock Candy Distress Crackle.|
|I added Barn Red Distress Stain to all the cracks from the Crackle to really highlight them and show of some more red.|
|Pitch Black Paint Dabber was added to all the pieces to grunge everything up.|
|I took a pair of metal wings from my stash and gave them a coat of Snow Cap Paint Dabber, some Walnut Stain Distress Ink, and used the same Alcohol Inks to distress the Idea-ology Hinges that attached them to the clock.|
|I colored the images with Distress Markers, dried them, cut them out, and used Glossy Accents to highlight a few parts as well as attach them. Jump rings were added so the flying time could be hung inside the clock.|
|I stamped the sentiment directly onto the glass using Jet Black and gave this a little heat to dry it.|
|I needed a way to hang the flying time, so I used an Idea-ology Memo Pin, and bent it around one of the braces that held in the glass in the clock. It worked perfectly.|
Do you have tiny stamps in your stash? I am sure you do. Why not use one on a project this week, and then enter it into our challenge. You just might be the lucky winner of a $50 voucher to Simon Says Stamp. You can also be named as one of the many "Spotlight Artists" for this challenge. Good luck, and don't forget to check out the other Design Team member's blogs to see how tiny stamps have invaded, I mean enhanced their projects this week!
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!