Welcome to our 10th challenge celebrating Tim Holtz’s book, the Compendium of Curiosities, Volume 3. The new theme has us working with Tim’s Assemblage Clock (found on page 33 – if you still need a copy, you can get one autographed by Tim right here.)
Our sponsor this week is The Funkie Junkie Boutique, and there are fabulous prizes available from Tim and Mario as well. You can find the rules and FAQs at Linda’s site. One thing we do ask is that you not post tutorials on this technique, as we’d like to encourage people to get their own copy of the book.
I was stuck for several weeks thinking about what I’d like to do with my clock. When that happens, you finally just have to start, right? Well, first you can go to Pinterest for ideas… as one does!
I knew I wanted to use Distress Paints so I started applying several coats of Gesso to the clock to prime it. Sadly, I knocked the clock off my table at that point and quickly realized the glass was real… as it shattered at once. In a way, that became a happy accident because I realized my components could now pop out dimensionally.
I really liked the feather in the her cap but it wouldn’t fit inside the clock, so I did some trimming. I think the feather in her cap led me to the idea of giving her a wing instead. The gal is a Deep Red stamp. I added Tim’s Weathered Clock die to my backing along with some stenciling. (Ignore that winged clock – I was going to use it on shrink plastic but went with other clocks instead).
I cut apart the stamp (Stampers Anonymous) wings and colored one with Distress Inks before attaching it to my gal.
I had the most fun making the bouquet of feathers colored with a mix of Distress Paints, Distress Inks, and Archival Inks plus stencils. I used the Tiny Attacher to hold them all in place and then added a stenciled gear and brad to hide the staples.
The glass bottle is colored with Alcohol Inks and I wrapped it with metal wire so I could dangle one of the shrink plastic clock charms. I colored the charms with Archival Inks before heating them, and then used a black Sharpie (marker) to finish the edges.
Another shrink plastic charm dangles from the wing, and I’ve added a bit of Idea-ology gears and clock parts to accent the gal.
I had an epiphany while shrinking the plastic, and it led me to create a quick video showing the idea. You can watch it on Youtube here: “Shrink Plastic – A Quick Tip” or click on the video here in the post:
Hope you will join us in this latest CC3 challenge!
Linking to the Take Flight challenge at Unruly Paper Arts.