Sunday, November 17, 2013
This page started out by playing with the Tim Holtz Jalopy die. The jalopy on the right was the first one that I did and was a total experiment. It was cut using white card stock. I tried an inking method that I learned from taking the Creative Chemestry 101 class by Tim Holtz. I used Recollections Aged Silver embossing powder on the fenders, wheels, and license plate. I used Stampendous Aged Teal on the piece by the door above the fender. I used my finger to rub black Archival ink from my ink pad over all the metal embossed areas. It turned out cool but not what I had imagined.
The second attempt, on the left, I cut out of chip board. I used the same inking method but I went over the whole car. It came out much darker. I'm guessing because of the darkness of the chip board. Again, I used Recollections Aged Silver embossing powder on the fenders and wheels. I painted the license plate with Peeled Paint Distress Crackle paint. I used some letter stamps to print some numbers on it.
Then I cut out people from "Timeless Type" stack paper and put them in the windows. I added some acetate from packaging for the windows. I don't think it shows in the picture
Now I had two jalopies but what was I going to do with them. I have never done a two page journal spread sooooooo, I thought I would give it a try.
I started out by using a blending tool with Tea Dye ink. I soon learned that the page on the left had been Gessoed and the page on the right had not. Ugh, this affected my colors. Oh well, I wasn't about to start over. So I kept going. I used a "chicken wire" stencil with Vintage Photo Distress in random spots. I used Walnut Stain around the border of the pages. Then I imagined the cars on a bumpy gravel/dirt road. I did a little Zentangle dirt road and added some tufts of grass here and there, which I colored with Peeled Paint Distress markers. I glued my cars in place and thought about what to do next.
I went through some of my stash and found a grunge board oval that I painted with Antique Linen Distress Crackle paint. Once it dried, I stamped the saying on it and went over it with Vintage Photo and rubbed that into the cracks of the crackle paint. I went around the edges with Walnut Stain. I added two brads and glued the sign in place. I cut the post card and the photo from the same "Timeless Type" stack paper. I cut the camera and the arrow from Mover and shaper dies, I painted the camera with Acyrilc paint daubers. I added the Navigation stamp, star stamps, luggage, bird and bee stamp. I added some other doodles and now that I'm looking at it I could probably add some to the right side of the page for balance.
There is my page. Mistakes and all. It is not perfect but I still love the way it turned out.
This was a Doodle assignment from Joanne Sharpe's Doodle Arts and Letters Class. I drew this a while ago but I spent a couple hours coloring it in with water color pencils and then going over it with a water brush.
This isn't finished but it is as far as I have gotten and I'm not sure what else I am going to do with it. I collaged the background with scrapbook paper Then I cut out a house shape and added cabinet doors and a drawer that are attached using foam core tape. I added a brad to the drawer for a knob and another brad in the shape of a key hole to the door. I cut out a clock face from Tim Holtz Ideaology paper. I attached the clock face to the clock and put some game spinners on for the hands of the clock.
Not sure if I will add a saying or something else to finish this off. It will come to me and when it does....that is when it will get completed!
Sunday, November 3, 2013
First I distressed the bottle withe vintage photo using the blending tool.
Then I took my embossing ink pad ad dabbed it on the bottle until the whole bottle was covered with embossing ink.
Then I covered the bottle with UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamal)
I heated this with my heat gun until it all melted.
And here are the results. The first bottle was a first attempt error but I still like the way it turned out. The middle bottle I distressed using "Peeled Paint" and covering the edge with "Tea Dye". The last bottle was distressed using "Stormy Sky".
On one of the bottles, I didn't get enough embossing ink on it the first time. After it cooled I had to redo the emboss inking and covering it with the UTEE and reheating it and it came out great.
Nooooow, how to do the corks and the labels......hmmmmmm.
When I started out with this page I had no idea what I was going to do. I bought some new stencils and some Tim Holtz paint daubers and I wanted to use them and it just evolved!
I started out using Weathered Wood, and blended in some Chipped Sapphire and Broken China acrylic paint daubers. I helped blend them by adding water with a paint brush. This gave me the base for my background.
I stamped the background using Stampabilities, Vintage Compass stamp with black archival ink. I used Dusty Concord (not shown) with a blending tool through the Tim Holtz, Burlap stencil and Wild Honey with the Prima Crackle stencil. I also used Picket Fence Distress Paint through a stencil of circles (not shown).
Then I stamped the fish on a sheet of copy paper. I colored the fish using Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed and Fired Brick Distress markers by rubbing them on my craft mat and picking up the color with a water brush. After it was colored I cut the fish out. When I placed it on the page it was swallowed up by the background. That is when I decided to Paint a layer of Gesso, Stamp it with one of Tim Holtz Phrases stamps and glue the fish in place. He was still a little lost so I traced around him with a Pitt Pen.
The page still looked like it needed "something". That is when I thought about a technique I had seen on the Internet and it was perfect for using my new "Rain Drop" Stencil. I used my "embossing dauber" through the rain drop stencil. I covered it with Recollections, "Sapphire", embossing powder. I heated it with a heat gun and had my rain. I drew around each drop with a Pitt pen and added a white highlight with my Signo pen. I added some swirls using ColorBox, "Royal Blue" (not shown) on a rubber texture sheet (found in the candle making section).
As I wrote this, I noticed that I didn't take a picture of some of the supplies I used ... oops. I did include the name of them in the description.
For not having any idea of what I was going to do, I REALLY like this page! The quote is perfect for it too.