I'm participating in the 15th Challenge from Tim Holtz's book "Compendium of Curiosities 2" on Linda's blog. This time the technique is the Enameled Metals on pg. 56 of tTim's book. Following the directions in the book, I created this ATC background using eggplant Acrylic Paint Dabber and vintage photo Distress Ink.Grunge Paper Flower I made earlier.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Maggi made the background, Mary added the grunge corner, Chrissy added the stamped flowers, Margaret added the floral centers, and Bev added the cat.
Friday, July 27, 2012
Chrissy made the background, Margaret stamped the flower, and Bev colored in the stamen gold.brayered pearl background.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
I came home from a trip just in time to participate in he 14th Challenge from Tim Holtz's book "Compendium of Curiosities 2" on Linda's blog. This time the technique is the Guilded Kraft Glassine on pg. 39 of the book. This challenge is sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique, who'll award a $25 gift certificate to one lucky winner.
I followed the directions in the book using these colors of alcohol inks, metallic mixative and distress ink.
Crackle Paste background I made earlier, a vintage image over the guilded kraft glassine wings and three chitchat stickers with the edges colored with black soot Distress Ink.
Friday, July 20, 2012
I finished the Chunky ATC I started earlier. One view:
grungy quilled flowers I made a while ago, colored edges of the petals and the backs of the large petals with a Copper Krylon pen, then over a white paper flower. On the right, sprayed a white flower with bronze Perfect Pearl Mist, layered on paper flowers (the middle one was sprayed with bronze Perfect Pearls Mist) and added a bronze piece to the center.
charm I made from a swap a while back in the upper left corner. Added a paper clay piece made earlier in a mold, colored the sides with a Copper Krylon Pen, placed in the lower right corner. The word is a "puffy" sticker. Used a Copper Krylon Pen to color its edges.
wings made earlier. Added a vintage image, used tissue tape over the gown and rubbed on diamond stickles to the gown and the hair of the image. Added some paper flowers, some sprayed with the bronze Perfect Pearl Mist, blue rhinestone added to one and bronze brads added to the others.
fragment charms I made last fall, and colored the sides with the copper Krylon Pen, added some smaller charms to the chain.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
I need some wing embellishments for a swap I'm working on. Painted the chipboard with pearl white Lumiere paint and let dry.
Place a piece of Fantasy Film over the chipboard, then a piece of parchment paper and heat with a dry iron for 3 - 5 seconds.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
I liked the bright intense colors in the ATC using the Spritz and Flick technique last week. I think it would make a great background for one of the Unleashed Doodling A - Z ATC swap I'm in over in the ArtVentures Group.
used an applicator to rub on these colors of Distress inks, love how they blend so well.
Added more doodling: flowers, mini leaves, another line to the "E" and a dot border.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
I signed up for a Chunky ATC swap on the Kindred Souls Art Group. I hadn't seen one and was surprised at how "chunky" they are. 3-1/2" x 2-1/2" x "2". All six sides have to be decorated.
First I sanded the edges.
Q is for Quilted Metal. This technique gives the look of a quilt made out of metal. I made a piece with this technique for a deco page swap.
Start by placing pieces of foil flashing tape in various embossing folders and emboss.
Color each piece of the embossed foil tape with different colors of alcohol ink. Sand raised areas with sand paper.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
The 13th Challenge from Tim Holtz's book "Compendium of Curiosities 2" is up on Linda's blog. This time the technique is Spritz and Flick Distress on pg. 42 of the book. I love this technique! And it is the second Friday of the month, and Simon Says Stamp will be giving an awesome $25 gift certificate to one lucky, randomly-selected participant in this week's challenge!
I'm making an ATC, so I did the spritz and flick distress technique with these colors on a piece of manila folder cut to 2-12"x3-1/2". The instructions for this technique is on page 42 of Tim's book. Love how the Distress inks blend so well and keep the colors vibrant!