I'm back with a second post today because I couldn't resist playing with Linda Ledbetter's Compendium of Curiosities II #9 challenge 9 (this week generously sponsored with a $25 gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp) and the Multi Medium Matte resist technique Sue shared over at Frilly and Funkie today. And was this ever fun! This week at CC2C, Linda has us creating some sort of art piece with Tim Holtz's pocket watch - it's page 35 in the Compendium of Curiosities 2. And really, it's not a technique. Just get yourself one of Tim's pocket watches (they're available in my store for just $6.29) and let your creativity rip. I was a little stymied due to the miniature size it allows but then I decided to do a bit of decorating on the outside of the case. I created a faux bezel out of just white card stock, cutting it with two Spellbinders circle dies, then ran it through the Damask texture fade to give it a bit of texture. Next I applied a thin coat of silver acrylic paint dabber. When that was dry, I applied black acrylic paint dabber and then wiped it right off. I glued it to the watch face with Claudine Hellmuth's Multi Medium Matte. I aged a couple of tiny silver findings with Pitch Black alcohol ink, dripped on, allowed to dry and then rubbed a lot of it off with a paper towel. That was also glued with MMM to create a more feminine jewelry piece. My little vintage girl has daisies in her hair that I tinted yellow with Tim's photo tinting technique that he shows on his blog for the June tag. Unfortunately they don't show much through the glass. I aged the glass by putting tiny drops of Ginger alcohol ink on the inner rim of the glass. To control the drips, I dripped the ink on a toothpick and then let it go in tiny drips from the toothpick to the glass. To further the femininity of the piece, I wove a piece of shabby seam binding through the chain and added some silver metal charms. I found a carved bead that looks like ivory in my vintage button jar and tied it on with a string of burlap. I aged the white doily with a spritz of Vintage Photo Distress Reinker and water in a mini mister and then sponged the edges a bit with Vintage Photo DI.
I hate the way the red eye light on the camera made the metals glow orangy red.
I'm not really into CASE-ing, but I had to play with the fab technique Sue Carrington shared with us on her StepXStep project today at Frilly and Funkie. I sponged with Mustard Seed and Broken China and when it got too green, I added a bit of sponging with Faded Jeans to bring it to more of a teal color to match the seam binding.
I really did have a blast messing around with all these fun techniques, inks, metals and such. Hope you were able to get some craft time in today too! Thanks so much for stopping by.
Items used from The Funkie Junkie Boutique: