Wednesday, July 16, 2014

CC3C #6: Altered Burlap Panels

Welcome to the 6th installment of the CC3C!  And what is this challenge, you ask?  The Compendiumof Curiosities Challenge, Vol. 3, hosted by Linda at Studio L3, where we work through the techniques of Tim Holz in his third volume of, you guessed it:” The Compendium of Curiosities”.  As in the past challenges, we can’t give details on the challenge, so don’t ask, but do go get your own copy of Tim’s fabulous book. As an added plus; there is a chance to win an awesome prize.  Also, The Funky Junkie Boutique has offered an extremely generous $50 Gift Certificate for all the even numbered weeks! So grab a copy, and join in to play!!  All the deets are here, at Linda’s blog!

So, my first crack at a burlap panel.  I purchased the smaller one as I wasn't sure if I could fill the larger ones…hey; gotta start somewhere!  Now, based on the instructions/pictures; I fixed an idea in my head that I 1)liked some of the burlap peeking at the edges, and 2) that with the tissue layer, it would be much paler there.  1) I do like having the burlap edge; 2) no; it started out quite dark…maybe the earlier Symphony Tissue was thinner than the newer patterns.

Then I decided to add texture past chicken wire around the corners. No sooner do I pull the stencil away, and I decide I ruined it…I did smooth out some of the edges, but left some in the corners. (you can see on Instagram, under Pussnflutes) I didn't like the white, so first I tried to color it with Distress inks, just hitting the top with the applicator, but the chicken wire was pretty low, so mostly the tissue and burlap was colored.  Then I used Inca-gold and that helped brighten it up. The saying was my main focus, instead of chit chat stickers, and I also used some of my practice roses from the first challenge.  Added the Our Daily Bread Chickadee (die and stamp) some Ideology goodness, and I actually like it. 

Here is a detail of the molding paste. I used Golden brand--see the slight gold "wires"

And the saying; honestly..why can’t I remember who made this stamp? No. it is not because I just had a Birthday….

There is still a week to play with your burlap panel; Stop at Linda’s to get all the details. Have a great week everyone.


  1. Oh My! Kim! This is wonderful. I have never seen you do pretty pretty like this and with flowers but wow it suits you. I can see why you like this saying too. I may just have to dig out my panel that a very kind soul sent to me.

  2. I love this panel, Kim. Your composition is very nice. I agree with you, the burlap peaking out adds to the organic effect.

  3. WONDERFUL!!! Love the wings and birdie! The saying is perfect! So much to love! Thanks so much for playing along on our burlap canvas challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

  4. So, so pretty! I love all the femininity in this piece. Thanks for playing along in the CC3 Challenge.

  5. Beautiful! Just beautiful! Love how feminine and lovely this panel is!


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