Hello everyone! How is your week going? Mine has been very busy. I am looking forward to the weekend in hopes to slow down a bit and catch up on my ongoing projects.
Today’s post combines both last week’s and this week’s Compendium of Curiosities II challenge as I missed the deadline last week. Last week’s technique was enameled metals and this week’s technique is Perfect Pearls mist. Linda Ledbetter over at Studio L3 hosts this challenge weekly. Directions for each technique can be found inside Tim Holtz’s Compendium of Curiosities Volume 2. I used both techniques and made a matchbook notebook.
I followed the enameled metal technique’s directions on page 56 of Tim’s book in order to create the bird. Bird was die cut from the Bird Branch Sizzix Alterations Die.
I used Tim’s Sizzix Matchbook Alteration’s die cut from a solid yellow card stock. I embossed the front flap using Tim Holtz’s Rays embossing folder. Afterwards, I added color to the rays using Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks. Lastly, for a nice finish, I followed Tim’s Perfect Pearls mist technique on page 54 which I feel added a nice shimmer finish which unfortunately does not show up well in the photo.
Prior to final assembly, I die cut the branch from the Bird Branch Die using a scrap piece of corrugated card stock. I then adhered the layers together and added a velcro product called Hooks and Tabs from Archiver’s as a closure. Lastly, I inserted a 3m Post it note pad inside the matchbook. Upon review of my project, I realized that I forgot to add my tiny type letters to spell the word notes.
This project was completed in under 30 minutes. Overall, I am pleased with the results though next time, I would like to die cut the matchbook from mat board. I think it would hold up better.
Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope that you stop back again soon. This Friday, I am going to unveil yet another new blog feature along with a super cool DIY project. I can not wait to show you. Have a great week and see you on Friday!