My first bit of experimentation was using Memento ink instead of Ranger's Archival Ink. I really need to pick some of that up but thought I could get away with not having it. How many black inks does one really need? Apparently one more. The Memento didn't really work on top of the tape so I used black StazOn instead. It worked okay but I had to do some touching up on her face with my Pitt pen.
My next bit of experimentation was using embossing paste rather than texture paste. The stain didn't seep into the embossing paste like it did the texture paste. I kind of like the way it turned out though.
My third experiment was to combine regular acrylic paint with Distress Paint on the gears. That worked out pretty well too. Good to know.
I'm adding this to the Stampotique Designers Challenge Bows challenge this week too.
Have a great week!