Welcome to the new challenge celebrating Tim Holtz’s book, the Compendium of Curiosities, Volume 3. Our new challenge is to use the Frameworks dies (technique found on page 64 ~ if you need the book, you can get an autographed copy from Tim right here.)
Our sponsor this week is Inspiration Emporium, and a random winner will receive a $50 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 definitely in the running for the prizes.
I started out with three large sheets of water color paper spritzed with Dylusions Ink Sprays and water. One sheet was straight-on blues and the others were more mottled. I cut the Courtyard Frameworks die and the Cameo Frame (setting a rectangle ‘mover & shaker’ die inside the cameo so I would have an opening.) I ended up not caring for the plain frames in this pic and cut another one (shown below) from the part of the paper where the colors had run together.
I then took all those pieces outside and sprayed with with Krylon Workable Fixatif so I could later use Matte Medium without worrying that the Dylusions would run (a valid fear – I might add!) The Fixatif is invisible and has a matte finish.
I enjoyed coloring my pieces (stamping and embossing some) and deciding on a pattern.
The parts were all layered onto an 8″ square piece of the watercolor paper, and I inserted it back into my art journal with washi tape. This is an 8″ square art journal, so I trimmed about 1/4″ off the edge before adhering the washi tape.
My sentiment was stamped on an inked ATC, and I finished the page with some stenciling.
Also – I have some big news in my next newsletter which comes out on Monday ~ sign up for a copy here.
Hope to see you at CC3C!