Thursday, May 17, 2012

Compendium of Curiosities II

Shattered Stains - Week 5 

I finally got my "A Compendium of Curiosities Volume II" by Tim Holtz, so now I can play along in the challenges set by Linda at Studio L3.  Each week a new challenge is issued using the techniques in the book.This week's challenge was to follow the "Shattered Stains" technique on page 48. 

This week's challenge is being sponsored by Simon Says Stamp so go check them out!  A gift certificate of $25 will be awarded for one lucky randomly-selected winner
I'm running a bit late but at least I got it done!  (CORRECTION! I ran too late for the challenge, but HEY I had fun doing it anyway and hopefully I'll make it on time for the one that starts today, since I know what time the deadline is now.)

I had to do a bit of digging around in my cabinets to find the art supplies I wanted to use.  Once I got started I could have played for hours, but alas...chores are calling my name as well as my bed.  Another work day tomorrow and then I'll have time to play.

I used a large manilla tag, and brushed on some Twinkling H2Os.  I heated up some natural colored beeswax in my Suze Weinberg Melting Pot and did a little napkin collage for the background.  Then I brushed on a bit of Pearl Ex powders to give it some sparkle.

The bird and flower are grungeboard from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Nature pack.  I used Antique Linen Crackle Paint, then finished them off with Distress Stains in Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint and Aged Mahogany.

I may go back tomorrow and add some Mica flakes...but I've turned off the Melting Pot and put away my Bunny Burner so I'm going to let it percolate for the night and see if I want to mess with it tomorrow.  I'm sort of liking it like it is.


ms.espresso said...

so soft and feminine, I like it! I have a jar of beeswax and my melting pot ready to go, just didn't know where to start! I like what you did with your background, it's fun!

Anna said...

I really wanted to use the clear beeswax, but the natural was already in the Melting Pot and I didn't want to deal with heating it up and pouring it out...then starting all over to heat up the clear.
Now I'm thinking I really like the soft glow and patina that the natural beeswax gives to the tag. If I'd used the clear I would have just ended up adding more Pearl Ex powdered pigments anyway.