Sunday, November 17, 2013
What fun I had this weekend!
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!