Happy sunday, dear crafters (:o)
A new challenge blog went online, celebrating the vintage / shabby style focused and strongly influenced by Tim Holtz
Read all about the challenge guidelines here
Challenge 1 theme celebrates anything Tim
Well the first time i stumbled across Master Tim happend nearly 4 years ago, as i was trying to create a wedding album for a friend. Searching the world wide web for ideas, i ended up on YouTube and never left it since. You can't imagine how many hours i spend watching videos because i was a newbie to everything. What's a heatgun?....embossing powder?.. and where do i get those yummy papers?.. Imagine the facial expression of my friends, talking about what i'm creating in an english/german language mix. I still don't know all the right german translation and i'm still speaking a denglish mix.... how we call it.
At the beginning, i wasn't focused on Master Tim's techniques just because it wasn't that easy to buy his stuff and the first paperline i bought, was lying around for weeks because i would't waste it. Now, looking at my first project again, where i used the Lost and Found paperline, but also some acrylic paint and a gloss medium, i guess i already started on the mixed media path.
Even if i love to use acrylic paint, i'm also a scrapper and i don't mind to cut paper.
Cutting and layering paper is therapeutic for me after a long work day.
According to my first steps in blogland, i've created an A4 Burlap Panel Mosaic with the Tim Holtz Collage Mini Stash, some different Stampers Anonymous stamp sets and embellished with Idea - ology
The burlap panel is handmade
I glued the burlap / hesian to some cardboard and fixed it with staples
Applied Gesso and DecoArt Traditions Faux Finish on top
I scanned the paper to my computer, turned the script and used a laser - copy for the transfer
Applied Faux Finish to the paper and the panel to adhere both together.
After it was completely dry, i rubbed the paper carefully off with a wet sponge
Finished with a layer of faux Finish also
All the paper pieces are backed with cardboard for dimension
A heart of plaster was painted with Distress Stain Barn Door and a layer of Distress Crackle Paint Rock Candy on top. Some of the crackles wouln't flicked off, if i had sealed it before but...yes..art doesn't have to be perfect right? I fixed it with a layer of Glossy Accents on top. Looks a bit like the texture of a love - apple you can buy at a parish fair
Well i would't say anything but mostly Tim (:o)
Thanks for joining me and leaving your appreciated comments.