Posts Tagged ‘Ideology’
Good morning to you! It is a very soggy day here so I plan to play in my studio and embrace my official last day of vacation. Yesterday I posted my challenge entry for Studio L3′s Compendium of Curiosities II week 6 challenge, and in that post I stated that I made several attempts before committing to completing the tag I presented. Well yesterday afternoon I made my second best attempt and forced myself to make something of a tag I had set aside for discard. Today’s featured tag is titled “Fly Free”.
I began by following the technique for tissue collage, but forget to add my grunge paper die cut element per the instructions on page 38 of Tim’s book. I did not do this intentionally, but it was this reason that I originally elected to abandon this tag, hence this tag would not have met the challenge’s instructions.
For this tag, I used Tims’ bird cage and hanging sign post element for the focal point images. The images were cut from grunge paper using my Vagabond. I die cut the bird cage two times and glued only the outside edges together to create a 3D birdcage. Afterwards, I created an opening for the bird to “fly free” by simply cutting the center bar out the front cage. Unfortunately, the bird elected to perch atop the sign hanger instead of truly flying away.
For added interest and dimension, I added some Prima pearl bling behind the hanging bird cage. Next, I created the word fly out of Tim’s Ideaology line of letterpress grunge blocks. Final assembly included using 2 thicknesses of pop dots behind the bird cage hanger to enable the cage to hang freely without obstruction. I colored the bird with Distress markers and pop dotted him to perch on top of the bid cage hanger, dyed some vanilla Stampin Up seam binding ribbon to coordinate, and added a F type charm to the top of the bird cage.
Thank you for stopping by, I hope that you liked today’s attempt #2 tag. I hope that you come back again soon.
Note: I will be back later this weekend with more inspiring projects as tomorrow (Friday) is supposed to be the only nice day till next Tuesday. See you then.
Welcome. Today I have another journal to share. The featured cover technique follows along with the faux patina technique featured on page 58 of Tim Holtz’s Volume 2, A Compendium of Curiosities. Linda Ledbetter over at Studio L3 is hosting a weekly challenge with a chance to win a cool prize just for participating and my entry is pictured below.
For today’s journal, I again started with a blank notebook from the dollar spot at Michael’s. I rummaged through my stash of scrap metal (Ten Seconds Studio) and found a metal sheet previously embossed that fit would adequately cover my journal. I used a brayer and paper stump to smooth out embossing the best I could. I did not mind the remaining texture and thought that the remaining texture would add additional interest for this week’s technique, faux patina. Next, I followed Tim’s technique found on page 58 using several colors of alcohol inks in order to create my faux patina background and am pleased with the results. It was a lot of fun.
After a bit of brainstorming, I came up with the idea to have an idea notebook. I then remembered a blog post a while back on Wendy Vecchi’s blog using a phrenology stamp. I thought the idea of a head for an idea notebook would be perfect. I referenced the post on Wendy’s blog and totally forgot that Wendy had created an coordinating art part for the stamp. I quickly dug through my stash and was pleased that I found I had the coordinating phrenology art part. I also liked how Wendy had adorned the phrenology head with flowers. So to personalize my art part head, I had the “bright idea” to embellish the flower’s centers with a light bulb from Tim Holtz’s Ideology line.
I first stamped the Stamper’s Anonymous phrenology head stamp onto Wendy Vecchi’s Studio 490 coordinating art part using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. Afterwards, I used Faber Castell Pitt pens to color the eyes and lips. I added glossy accents to her lips for an added touch and applied Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick Distress Ink to her cheeks for blush.
The flowers are also from Wendy Vecchi’s art parts collection. I used Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink to stamp the flowers with Studio 490 background stamps. Next, came the tricky part. I enlisted help from my fiancé to help drill a hole through the art part layers in order to accommodate the light bulb. He was a good sport and did a great job! Afterwards, I continued to assemble and adhere the art parts together.
Prior to adhering the head to the cover, I felt that her neck needed a little something….perhaps a necklace or ribbon?….or both? I decided to use Tim Holtz Type Charms to spell “Ideas”. I then drilled small holes along the edge and used jump rings to attach charms and embellished the charms with Webster’s purple ribbon. I felt this mimicked a necklace of sorts. I then proceeded to apply pop dots to the backside of the head and applied to cover of notebook. This project was a lot of fun and I now have a handy notebook to jot down my future ideas.
Thanks for taking the time to read this very long, detailed post. I hope that you will come back again soon for additional inspiration.