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. 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!