Welcome to the latest challenge celebrating Tim Holtz’s book, the Compendium of Curiosities, Volume 3. Can you believe we’re up to #14? The new challenge features Colored Crackle (found on page 53 – 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 a random winner will enjoy a $25 shopping spree on their online store. There are also prizes donated by Tim and Mario for the Curiosity Crew’s favorite project. You’ll find the Rules and FAQs at Linda’s site… please take a moment to read these so you are in the running for the prizes.
I started out by making a background in my art journal with Tim’s Distress Paint Marbling technique. Remember that one? It was our very first technique challenge, back in April!
Next I started this week’s technique on a few different materials. I like to do this to learn how products work depending on the surface chosen. This is just a process shot – out of respect for Tim, we don’t share the step-by-step’s of the challenge techniques.
For this ‘try out’ I used the postage stamp frame and ‘garden greens’ dies cut out of Sizzix matboard, a Ranger manila tag, and grunge paper. I ended up saving the tag and the hexies for another project.
Placement time… and I needed something to fill some of the space on the left hand page. I cut another postage stamp frame to mimic the one I made with the Colored Crackle technique, but made it without the crackle, so it would look like part of the page itself.
Stenciling with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink onto the page (using the same stencil I used with black ink on the postage stamp diecut) made it blend in even more. Repeating the pattern by moving the stencil is one of my favorite ways to add a bit more interest.
I found it difficult to photograph the crackle, but you can see some of it here. The leaves/vines have the same treatment. Were I to do it again, I’d probably choose brighter/lighter color paints.
The gal is a Teesha more stamp that I colored with Distress Inks, and the black leaves are a Dyan Reaveley stencil.
The word’ imagine’ is cut from Tim’s Word Play die and embossed with a Texture Fade.
A bit more color with Tim’s chevron and dot fade stencils finished me off.
Hope to see you at CC3C!