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Good evening. I finished my entry for this week’s Compendium of Curiosities II hosted by Linda Ledbetter over at Studio L3 late last night. This week’s technique is brushless watercolor. The technique’s instructions are on page 49 of Tim holtz’s latest book, Compendium of Curiosities II. This week’s challenge is being sponsored by Daisy from Eclectic Paperie.
For my tag, I used Nature’s Moments stamp set from Stampers Anonymous for the brushless watercolor image and sentiment. Afterwards, I used an acetate die cut from the Sizzix Alterations line called Weathered Clock as a mask. for a final touch, I added a butterfly trinket from my stash and dyed a strip of Stampin’ Up Vanilla seam binding ribbon to match the Distress Stain colors used in my technique.
Thank you you for stopping by and hope that you will stop by again soon. FYI, I may be intermittent in posting over the weekend as the weather forecasts predicts that I should be able to finally complete staining our deck’s floor.
Good morning. I just completed my entry for this weeks Compendium of Curiosities II hosted by Linda Ledbetter over at Studio L3. This week’s technique is called tissue wrap collage. Directions for this technique can be found on page 38 of Tim’s book, Compendium of Curiosities Vol II. There is still time to enter if you have a chance. This week’s challenge is being sponsored by the Funkie Junkie’s Boutique. They will select a winner at random to receive a $25 gift certificate to use in their online boutique.
This week’s technique challenged me to push beyond my comfort zone. One step in the technique instructs you to cover a shape, essentially use it for texture in the background. I do not typically do this as I personally feel it hides/detracts rather than adds to the overall piece. Perhaps with a bit more practice, I will embrace this technique again in the future. I must admit that in the process of this technique, I tried and scrapped several attempts prior to completing today’s featured tag.
After several previous attempts, I finally chose to use the filmstrip die as my background element. After running the die with grunge paper through my Vagabond, it occurred to me that I did not use paper as the die is intended for. OOPSIES, as a result, it did not cut all the way through. It was not a big deal, I just used my scissors to complete the cuts by hand. Afterwards, I followed the directions regarding the remainder of the technique on page 38 inside Tim’s book.
My overall interpretation of the tissue wrap collage technique is that the technique is intended to create a textural background for a project. At least that is how I have decided to use it. I decided to use the new Vintage Camera die from Tim as my focal point image. I elected to paint the camera and its pieces similar to the photo on the die’s package. I struggled a bit when I was trying to adhere all the pieces together as they did not seem to fit well together once painted. I also struggled with initially trying to remove the die cut pieces from the die itself. Tim’s die pick enabled me to remove them, but the pieces were not salvageable to use.
At this point, I was hesitant yet to adhere the camera to the tag, as it kind of bothered me that the covered filmstrip die was not really very visible and would become even more nondescript if I were to just adhere the camera to the tag at this point. So I decided to highlight the filmstrip by adding a few mini vintage photographs. This helped my brain to make more sense of the hidden filmstrip shape. I made the mini pictures out of snippets from a Red Lead collage paper and adhered them to Tim’s fragment pieces using Glossy Accents.
Finally, I adhered the camera to the tag using several pop dots. For added flair, I rolled a bit of Tim’s filmstrip and stapled it using his tiny attacher tool to the tag and glued a sentiment from his Ideaology line to the front of the camera. Lastly, I added a few final embellishments including Ideology corners, coordinating seam binding ribbon, and a word stick.
Despite my challenges with this technique, I am pleased with the outcome. Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope that you will come back again soon.