Sunday, May 4, 2014

CC3 Challenge One - Paint Marbeling Technique

I recently discovered a blog that is running challenges based on Tim Holtz's A Compendium of Curiosities Volume III.  Since  I have recently jumped into the world of Mixed Media with both feet - I was inspired to join in so I can develop my skills in this genre of artistic endeavor (!?!)  You'll find Linda's blog and the first challenge  here.
 I already had Tim's first two books and I even had him sign them (and my apron!) when I was lucky enough to get into a class he taught at a local craft shop - Absolutely Everything in Topsfield, MA.
So - each challenge is based on one of the techniques Tim demonstrates in his new book - and we are asked not to divulge how to do the technique - we are to work from our own copies of the book and encourage people who wish to learn these techniques to also purchase Tim's book.  Fair enough!  I bought the book so I could join in!
The first challenge is to use the Paint Marbeling Technique.  I decided that I will make tags for these challenges so I can put them together in a Tag Book that will be lovely to look at - as well as a book of techniques!  
Here is my tag that I used this technique on and it became the base for my creation.  I'm showing it to you so you can see what the technique looks like -  since my stampings and other additions covered up a lot of it!
and a close up - cool huh?
and here is my finished project
I stenciled Tim's Layering Stencil Measured on the left here - using Archival Tree Branch Ink.  Then I stamped the window frame from Tim's Classic #16 set using Archival Watering Can ink on the right.  Then I rubbed on several Remnant Rubs from the Botanical set. and adhered a couple of words from Chit Chat Stickers.   I sponged over the tag first with Tea Dye Distress Ink and then again with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  
To finish off my tag -  I added a couple of Tim's Mini Sprocket Gears (the numbered center is an old thumb tack from my father's work bench), I tied one of Tim's Word Bands from the Observations set around the tag using Tim's black Paper String.   I added some color to the Word Band and the Sprockets by first rubbing my Archival Orange Blossom ink pad over them - drying them with my heat gun - and then rubbing them with my Archival Leaf Green ink pad and drying it again (let it cool before touching as they get HOT!)
I added the two lines of dots with a Black Sakura Glaze Pen, layered the tag to a slightly larger piece of black card stock and slipped a Tim Holtz Swivel Clasp through the hole - I'll remove that when I put this in my Tag Book - but it looked cool for now with it!
You have until May 9th to link up your Technique project - then Linda will be posting Challenge #2 on May 10th!
and one lucky linker will win this from Inspiration Emporium!

Stamps:  Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Classics #16
Paper:  Inkssentials Craft Tag 6 1/4" x 3 1/4",  True Black - Papertrey Ink
Ink:  Archival Orange Blossom, Leaf Green and Watering Can, Ranger Distress Tea Dye and Vintage Photo.
Accessories:  Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Layered Stencil Measured, Sprocket Gears, Word Bands/Observations, Black Paper String, Remnant Rubs/Botanicals and Chit Chat Stickers - Ideology Tim Holtz, Ranger Distress Paint Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge and Bundled Sage, water spritzer, heat gun, nonstick craft mat - Inkssentials, numbered thumb tack from stash,  Black Glaze Pen - Sakura.


Lynn Mercurio said...

I love that your are stretching your creative wings and it looks like you are flying high...this tag is amazing! I have two of Tim's books, but need to order his third, but I can never find them in stock. I think I need to go on a treasure hunt!

Great job!

Candy C said...

Julia....your marbled background looks amazing! I love the subtle background you created! And oh my.... The Tim goodness you have stamped and stenciled and rubbed on top!! A beautiful design and a fabulous design! Thank you for the sweet comment you left on my blog and thank you for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy

Anita Houston said...

LOVE your Irish photo blog topper! AND, your tag is wonderful...vintage and eye catching! Love the brown painty tones! Thank you so much for playing along with us on our first challenge at CC3 Challenge!!!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Your tag is absolutely AMAZING Julia ! Love it ! Hugs!

Bonnie McLain said...

WOW... So very glad you joined in on this challenge... will look forward to seeing all the goodies you create my friend... your tag is really GREAT... Love the color and the design... Have a fun day.. .Love, Light and Peace..Bonnie

Karen Garrard said...

Great tag Julia. Karen.x

Deepti said...

Woohoo looks like u have totally nailed the mixed media, this by no means looks like a work of a learner, u r terrific !!

Loll Thompson said...

Wow! First of all, love the paint marbling technique ... now I need to go and buy Tim's book :)

Your finished tag is AMAZING! So artistic, and loaded with images, techniques, and embellishment. A real work of art in itself. Your technique tag book is a great idea. Loll xx

Charlene said...

What a fabulous tag! Very artsy!

Vicki Dutcher said...

AWESOME! You are "getting" this media down!! Looks just fabulous~ Pinned :)

snowbear said...

I so love this tag! Great job!

Marjie Kemper said...

Stunning! Love your gorgeous background and every single choice you made on this tag. Thanks so much for joining us at CC3C!

iGirlZoe said...

Your tag is gorgeous Julia! I can't believe you've only just thrown yourself into mixed media. You've got a natural talent. Thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment too, I really appreciate it. :)

Shirley said...

Wonderful tag, Julia!! I agree on how well you do mixed media. I am still muddling around with a stencil. LOLOL