/Sob!! The Last challenge from Tim Holtz's Compenidum of Curiosities Vol. 2. Linda at Studio L3 has saved Glazed Mosaics, found on page 60 for last. And as I'm typing this, Thursday morning, I'm hoping she extends it one more week. Because I'd hate to fail at the last challenge..and I so am!
Huh. well, I'll try using Tim's Pointasettia die, and attach that to the new pillow box for gift cards. So I cut out the pointasettia out of the shrink stuff; hmm, very brittle. One of the petals broke off. I did remember to punch a hole for the brad before I shrunk. Yay me. I also realized, as I wasn't heating with the heat tool, that the color would come off in the UTEE, so another Yay me. I stick my pieces into the melting pot; they shrink beautifully, so that too is a plus for the technique. I figure alcohol inks will color them. but there will be no good way of stamping on them, so the "Mosaic" portion is sorta lost. Then I realize, the hole I punched is now filled with the UTEE. So I try to drill it out, and they all crack. Every piece has lost a petal or two. So, there is the pillow box, and the broken pointasettia pieces, which would have been too small I realize now anyway. But I did give it the old college try. And I will be running out to replenish my UTEE and obtain clear shrinky stuff with one of my gift cards from Christmas, and trying this again.
So Thank You Linda, for leading us through this second amazing book of Tim's. We all have another 33 wonderful tools in our technique toolbox. And I, for one, can't wait to see if another book will be soon following. Have a happy New Year Everyone!