Welcome to the Compendium of Curiosities 3, Challenge #20! We are kicking off our newest challenge today celebrating Tim Holtz’s book, the Compendium of Curiosities, Volume 3.
Compendium of Curiosities 3, Challenge #20
Our latest theme is Distress Watercoloring, Part 2. Do you need a copy of the book? You can get one autographed by Tim right here. Tim and Mario have donated prizes for the Curiosity Crew’s favorite project, and our sponsor The Funkie Junkie Boutique has a $25 shopping spree on their online store for a random winner. You won't want to skip this one!
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I chose one of Dina Wakley’s female stamps from her Face in the Crowd set and a jumbo tag. After looking through my dies, I chose to diecut a Sizzix polaroid picture frame as an accent.
Once I had stamped her on the tag, I put a piece of clear packaging on top of the stamped image to protect it. Finally, I laid my picture frame dpwn and stamped again, so I could line up her neck.
I also stamped the image on a post-it, so I could have a mask to protect the stamped parts while I was adding color.
I really like the 3D aspect of the frame popping off the tag. Pop dots allowed me to do that. I used the same packaging/aligning trick to get the stamping/stenciling to line up on my polaroid frame with the stamping/stenciling beneath.
The metal is Idea-ology except for that black gear on top (from stash, no clue who made it). The words ‘why not now' are from one of Dina's stencils, and I used Ranger's black embossing paste for the words.
If you’d like to see more of what I do with Distress Inks, check out my online class with Craftsy. It’s called Inventive Ink: Colorful Mixed Media Effects and it comes with lifetime access and a money-back guarantee.
Hope to see you at CC3C!