I Love my Distress Markers!! So obviously I was very excited to see the chosen technique for Challenge #5. And what is this challenge, you ask? The Compendium of 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. Also, Inspiration Emporium has offered an extremely generous $50 Gift Certificate for all the odd numbered challenges! So grab a copy, and join in to play!! All the deets are here, at Linda’s blog!
I wanted to pick a stamp that would give me an opportunity to work with shading; so picked this one of herbs and bottles; one of the first stamps I ever purchased! So while I know that puts us in 1996 territory, the side has "Stampington & Co., 1996" to prove it! In the past I have covered the bottles with Glossy Accents, but as that makes the Distress blend (and smear my careful shading tries), I didn't do it this time. And in true me fashion, while this was colored pretty darn quickly, I just wasn't sure how to finish. So, as time is fleeting this week, I simply used Tim’s Burlap Stencil to give texture to the background, made a stenciled layer to look like a Gelli Plate print (cause I just couldn't cut up the one that would have worked…gahhh!) and added the burlap bow I had serendipitously found at Michael s during the week. Yes: it was a “get ‘er done” kinda project.
So, there is still a week to get your Distress Watercoloring on; Stop at Linda’s to get all the details. And for those of you in the US, have a Fabulous July 4th!