"that's some catch"

Sunday, April 5, 2020

“A situation in which a desired outcome or solution is impossible to attain
 because of a set of inherently illogical rules or conditions.”
Joseph Heller, Catch-22

“that’s some catch”  

Time: <4 Hour
Yield:  1 – #8 Tag
Wet Ingredients:
  • Ink – Archival Ground Espresso; Alcohol Espresso, Distress Walnut Stain
  • Crayons –Distress Old Paper
  • Other – Alloy in Foundry; Blending Solution; Collage Medium; Crackle Paste; Embossing Dabber; Embossing Pen; Grit Paste Translucent, Isopropyl Alcohol, MIxative Gunmetal
  • Paint – Distress Black Soot, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, White (gesso)
Dry Ingredients:
  • 1 – #8 Etcetera Tag
  • Embossing Glaze – Peeled Paint
  • Hardware – Adornments Arrows, Gadget Gears, Hardware Heads, Machinery Heads, Washers
  • Other – Label Tape; Number Blocks, Wooden Sticks
  • Other – Brayer, Craft Knife, Cutting Mat; Media Mat, Paint Brush, Palette Knife, Splat Box, Sprayer, Stamp Block, Steel Wool
  • Stamps – Grunged
  • Stencils – Mini Halftone 
I have been inspired by many of the techniques 
showcased in tim’s recent demos  
- I had to give them all ago (and all at once),
 as well as a couple let’s see, “what if?....”

















“And you can’t let crazy people decide whether you’re crazy or not, can you?”

― Joseph Heller, Catch-22


  1. So many cool details and techniques...love that embossing glaze!

  2. WOW, just WOW!!! And you weren’t kidding when you said you used them all at once! What a gloriously grungy outcome! Your tutorials are the best, Vicki! Thanks for a great story.... Stay happy❤️!


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