After a rather stressful few weeks its been great to get back to some craft therapy. This project was inspired by the 'Anything Tim' challenge over at A Vintage Journey.
If you'd asked me 4 months ago who Tim Holtz was I wouldn't have had a clue! I am very new to this world and am learning new things every day. About 6 weeks ago my wonderful friend Georgie (of 'My Little Blue Craft Box') lent me her 'A Compendium of Curiosities' and I have spent several wonderful evenings learning new techniques and adding to my ever increasing product 'wish list'. I already have a basic collection of Distress Inks, Distress Paints, stamps, stencils and embellishments so I felt I could attempt to pay homage to the king of grungy perfection, Tim Holtz.
I started out with a collection of papers including pieces torn from old sheet music and rent calculation books.
I distressed the edges with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo and played around with the arrangements before gluing in place.
I then used the Distress Embossing Powder stamping technique (page 43 of the Compendium) to stamp a butterfly. I used clear embossing powder and inked over using more Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. I then used the Tim Holtz Harlequin Stencil with a Lindy's spray to add some colour and dry wall tape to add more texture.
Page 45 of the Compendium shows a technique for creating a rusted look to grunge board. I used the same technique on some Dusty Attic cogs using some Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powder.
I found an old metal buckle and strapped an 'Idea-ology' word band to it with some hessian string. I also added 'Idea-ology' chit chat stickers.
I went round the edges of the piece adding Distress Ink in Broken China to add some more depth. I rubbed 'Treasured Gold' over the drywall tape, added a selection of stamps (applied using black archival ink), some metal embellishments, vintage postage stamps, die cut cogs and some butterflies (cut from some patterned paper) to bring a delicate element to the piece.
I am so pleased with how it turned out, I hope you like it too.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
A Vintage Journey - 'Anything Tim'
That's Crafty - 'Wings and Things'
A Sprinkle of Imagination - 'Anything Goes'
Country View Challenges - 'Anything Goes'
Thanks for reading, stop by again soon,