The Compendium of Curiosities Vol 3 challenge #5 has just been posted (on Saturday). For the next 2 weeks we are to look at Page 39 of CC Vol 3 - the technique is Distress Watercoloring - Part 1. We cannot describe the technique - as they wish for you to purchase your own copy of Tim's book - but here is my project using the technique.
I sell some of my cards at work and I recently had a run on birthday cards - so I decided to make a simple card basically using just the technique. I stamped the cupcake from the Blue Print Assortment stamp set using Archival Jet Black Ink on Ranger Watercolor paper. Then I got out my Distress Markers and waterbrush and colored the image using the technique Tim describes for us. I adhered the stamped panel to my white cardstock base with foam tape.
I stamped the sentiment and frame from the Saying Stuff set on white cardstock with Ranger Distress Worn Lipstick ink and Archival Jet Black, cut it out and layered it over the stamped panel, again using foam tape. I actually used the Distress Watercoloring technique Part 2 on my image as well, found on page 40 - but Linda said that it was ok if we wanted to! (we'll be doing Part 2 on it's own in a later challenge as well!)
There are several prizes to be won with each CC3 Challenge - there's a new challenge every other Saturday - this week one of the prizes is a $50 gift certificate from the Inspiration Emporium!
So - get out your Compendium of Curiosities III - and take a gander at page 39 and join us! You'll find all the instructions and wonderful inspiration from the Curiosity Crew here
Stamps: Blue Print Assortment and Saying Stuff - Stampers Anonymous (Michaels)
Paper: white - PTI, watercolor - Ranger
Ink: Archival Jet Black, Ranger Distress inks - Worn Lipstick and Pumice Stone
Accessories: Ranger Distress Markers - Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Salty Ocean, Pumice Stone; foam tape, Ranger Distress Marker Spritzer, Ranger Waterbrush.