Wednesday, June 18, 2014

CC3C Challenge #4 - Layering Stencil Texture Paste

I'm playing along with the Compendium of Curiosities Vol 3 challenges.  Challenge #4 is to use the Layering Stencil Texture Paste technique that Tim teaches us on Page 49 of CC Vol 3.  We cannot describe the technique - as they want you to purchase your own copy of Tim's book - but here is my project using the technique - and I can describe how I put it together!
I made an ATB (Artist Trading Box) using Eileen Hull's Blocks/Cube die from Sizzix. There are 3 sizes on the die.  This is the largest one measuring 2 1/2" square. I was going to be making tags for all of these challenges - but I'm really having fun with these wonderful ATB's so decided to use this technique on a block!
I used the Layering Stencil Texture Paste technique on the panels that I adhered to each side of the box.  Here is the panel before I cut it since you can't see it too well with all the findings I decorated my box with!
Here are the 2 die cut pieces that make up the box.  I cut them out of white Little Sizzles Matboard and sponged all the edges and folds with Crushed Corduroy Distress Ink
I adhered the cut stenciled panels to all of the sides and then started adding my findings.  You want to be sure you have placed things the right way up when you go to put your cube together!
All of the 4th of July images on the panels are cut from Tim Holtz Paper Stash 8X8" Seasonal.  I sponged the edges and curled the corners of the images before layering them on the panels.  I added a Chit Chat Sticker to each as well as a Mini Gear that I inked with Carnation Red Archival ink.
Here's the front.
the side
the back
and the other side - I put a piece of Film Strip Ribbon with the Chit Chat Sticker on this side.
Here's the bottom
and the top!  I added some Remnent Rubs Botanical and Life Quotes here. 
I screwed a Clock Key in the center of the top of the box, died some Crinkle Ribbon with Worn Lipstick and Salty Ocean Distress Stain and water, dried it and looped it through the holes on the key.  I added a Mini Numeral 4 to the Clock Key with a thick glue dot as well as the Paper Rosette that I cut out of Ranger Distress Core-dinations paper.
Here you can see how I just hung the tails of the ribbon over the side of the box.
CC3C is sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique this time and a $25 gift certificate will be awarded to one lucky randomly chosen winner! There's also a prize package from Tim and Mario awarded!
 I'm also linking my 4th of July box to Eileen Hull's Art with Heart June Challenge - Summer Celebrations.
Thanks so much for stopping by -  I really appreciate any comments that you leave for me!

Paper:  Little Sizzles white Matboard - Sizzix, Ranger Distress Core-dinations, Paper Stash 8x8" Seasonal.
Ink:  Ranger Distress Brushed Corduroy, Archival Carnation Red.
Accessories:  Idea-ology - Clock Keys, Chit Chat Stickers, Film Strip Ribbon, Mini Gears, Remnent Rubs Botanicals and Life Quotes, Mini Numerals, Crinkle Ribbon; thick glue dot, Glue N Seal, ScorTape, Water Mister, White Embossing Paste - Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi, Stencils: Stargaze- My Favorite Things, Cargo and Dot Fade Tim Holtz, Paper Rosette die Alterations, Blocks/Cube Die - Sizzix Eileen Hull.


Lisa S. said...

This is fabulous Julia and I love that die. It's on the shopping list now. :) The patriotic theme is wonderful and the details are always my favorite part of your projects. So much to see and enjoy! x

Mona Pendleton said...

Fantastic project Julia! Love all the distressing and vintage patriotic images!

~amy~ said...

Julia, your projects are always so amazing.

Candy C said...

Julia...this is a really lovely patriotic vintage block. Beautifully done details and technique. Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

Bonnie McLain said...

WOW you really went to town on making this wonderful box... love all the details and love that you have put into this creation Julia... great going... LOVE IT ... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

butterfly said...

What a brilliant ATB, Julia - fab use of the papers and your texture is gorgeous!
Alison x

Deepti said...

You are a master now:) love how beautiful ur projects look

Nicole Wright said...


Yvonne said...

Such a great your creation! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CC3C!

Cheryl Grigsby said...

Excellent! Love this piece, so much to look at, makes you want to take your time. Thanks for entering it for CC3C!

Diane Jaquay said...

Love this, Julia, the old time feel of the project along with the patriotic theme is a perfect combo!!

Dianne said...

YOWZER, I love ATB,this is gorgeous, love how you decorated all the sides. your ornament on top is fabulous and the ribbons hanging down are wonderful another excellent make, thanks for sharing..

Anita Houston said...

Love seeing an ATB!!! Each side is a wonderful tribute to our country! Gorgeous texture too! Thanks so much for joining us on this texture challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

Vic said...

What a cute project! I love the 3d creations! Love all the patriotic images and the texture! Love it

Redanne said...

Playing catch up Julia! I love this ATB, it is beautifully patriotic and the No. 4 on top is the perfect finishing touch - love it! Anne xx

Eileen Hull said...

Wow Julia- this is fabulous! Love the embossing paste/stencil technique. Patriotic pieces are close to my heart since we were military and so are 2 of my 4 kids... thanks for entering the Art with Heart Challenge!