Sunday, July 27, 2014

CC3C #7 Painted Industrial - and A Vintage Journey #11 Just Stain It!

I have been trying to work up the creative juices to start an Art Journal - and these two challenges finally enabled me to do it!  The CC3 Challenge is to use Tim Holtz Painted Industrial technique which is found in his Compendium of Curiosities III on page 46 (part of the challenge is that we cannot describe the technique - you need to have your own CC3 to look it up).  And the A Vintage Journey challenge is to Just Stain It - to use Ranger Distress Stains in various ways on your project.

So here is my Art Journal - that started out life as a plain black - spiral bound journal - I think I got it at Michaels.....I've had it for some time - gathering dust in my Craft Room!  I decided to see how Distress Stains would look on Kraft Glassine Paper.  So I stamped the bird and window frame from Classics #16 stamp set using Archival Jet Black Ink and let it dry.  Then I just dabbed Tumbled Glass and Picked Raspberries Distress Stains over the images - they kind of beaded up on the Glassine paper so I just kept dabbing and the color did soak in a 'blotchy' kind of way - and they did keep their bright colors!

I used the Painted Industrial technique on borders along the top and bottom of my cover using the Vintage Lace dies.  I didn't pop out the little circles on the lacey cuts so the black distress paint would show. I also used the technique on the crown and ink bottle which I'll show close up below.

The sentiment stamps are from Destination Art by Wendy Vecchi/Studio 490 Stampers Anonymous.  Perfect for my Art Journal I think!
I added Forest Moss Distress Stain to some White Embossing Paste from Wendy Vecchi and applied it to both the Dot Fade and Stripes stencils.  I cut the label from the Apothecary Bottles die from cork, stained it with Picked Raspberries Distress Stain and added some Life Quotes Remnant Rubs to it.  I dabbed the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress Paint.
I stamped the feather from the Bird Feather stamp set on vellum using Frayed Burlap Distress Paint (wash your stamp right after 'inking' it with paint!)  The paint on the vellum is very subtle but can be seen better IRL!  I added some Life Quotes Remnant Rubs over the feather  (note - Remnant Rubs will NOT stick to the Kraft Glassine but will stick to vellum- how do I know this??!!)
The ink bottle is a die cut Apothacary Bottle that I cut the bottom off of to look like an ink well - with the feather as the pen.
I die cut another  Apothecary Bottle labels out of Art Parts Clearly for Art Modeling film, added a Chit Chat sticker that I stained with Tumbled Glass Distress Stain and outlined with a black Stabilo Pencil and layered it over the bottle.  I used the clear film as I didn't want to hide any of the Painted Industrial technique on the inkwell!  I used the Sizzix Patchwork Embossing folder on the ink well.
Here's a close up of the crown using the Painted Industrial Technique.  The curve of the crown fit nicely over the bird's head.  I used the Riveted Metal Embossing folder on the crown
You can see the Door Knob that I screwed into the cover better in this photo - you can actually open the Journal with the knob - so fun! and when the journal is open on the table - the knob actually protects the popped up pieces on the cover since it keeps the cover from lying flat.  I looped a single piece of Linen Ribbon through one of the binder rings.
I wanted to keep the back flat - so there is nothing sticking up here. I used several Remnant Rubs here (Life Quotes and Botanicals).  I used the same papers on the front (under the Kraft Glassine) and the back - Paper Stash/Wallflowers.
I stained some Chit Chat stickers with Picked Raspberry Distress Stain and outlined them with a black Stabilo Pencil
I die cut the Ornante Frame from Kraft Glassine and stained it by dabbing Tumbled Glass Distress Stain over it and framed the gentleman's face on the patterned paper.
I used the same papers on the inside covers - I've just left them as they are for now - they have such wonderful imagery on them - I don't think I will do anything to them - maybe put some sentiments later.....
Now I just have to work up the nerve to actually do something on all of these clean white pages inside my Art Journal!!!   One step at a time - right??!!!
So one project for 2 fun challenges!  Maybe you'd like to join in too?  You will find all the details at these links:

This week's CC3 challenge is sponsored by Inspiration Emporium who graciously offers a $50 gift certificate to the winner!
Stamps:  Stampers Anonymous - Classics #16 and Bird Feather/Tim Holtz, Destination Art/Wendy Vecchi,
Paper:  Kraft Glassine - Idea-ology; Foil Tape Sheet - Ranger, Vellum - Stampin' Up, Paper Stash Wallflowers - Tim Holtx, cork sheet - Michaels, Art Parts Clearly for Art Modeling Film - Wendy Vecchi/Studio 490.
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Stains - Tumbled Glass, Picked Raspberries, Forest  Moss; Ranger Distress Paint - Black Soot, Frayed Burlap; Alterations Dies - Apothecary Bottles, Heart and Wings, Ornate Frame, Vintage Lace Sizzlets; white embossing paste - Wendy Vecchi/Studio 490; stencils - Dot Fade and Stripes - Tim Holtz; Cropadile; Idea-ology Door knobs, Chit Chat Stickers, Live Quotes and Botanicals Remnant Rubs, Linen Ribbon; Black Stabilo Pencil.


Redanne said...

You have made a beautiful job of your journal covers Julia, the painted industrial elements look wonderful and I love the stenciling and stamping - and the little door knob is just the icing on the cake!

Thank you so much for joining in our challenge at A Vintage Journey. Anne xx

Juliz Design Post said...

I love to see items altered and your journal is now so much more interesting than the boring black it was and I love the quirky little door knob on it. Good luck with both challenges.
Julie x

Buttons said...

What a great way to christen your art journal Julia. Love the way you've used the industrial technique on the lace and the use of stains, particularly on the glassine. Thank you so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

Stamping With Bibiana said...

so pretty decorated so well and so inspiring
Hugs from California

Bonnie McLain said...

Love it... LOVE IT!!! Just great.. .You will love it once you get into using it... relax and just let go... if you don't like turn the page... that is my favorite part of a journal...Your work is great... so just reflect into this book... I am looking forward to seeing lots more GREAT pages like this one... the door knob is SUPER GREAT... Love,Light and Peace...Bonnie

Annie said...

A fantastic cover Julia and so many stunning details. Love the industrial elements, particularly that bottle of ink and the crown. Thank you so much for sharing with us at AVJ this fortnight
Hugs Annie x

Candy C said...

Julia...your art journal cover is amazing! What a wonderful combination of papers, colors and embellishments; including your wonderful die cut painted industrial pieces! The crown, apothecary bottle and vintage lace edging all really look amazing! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful journal cover with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy

Marybeth said...

Julia, you have so many beautiful details on these journal covers. Something I have never done, but you make it look fun!

Pauline said...

Beautifully decorated journal Julia, all the vintage elements suit so well together. Lovely.

Charlene said...

Gorgeous details!!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You R.O.C.K., Julia! This fills me up! Hugs, Darnell

Annette Allen said...

wow wee this is so totally awesome.. great designing..

Nikki Acton said...

So many amazing techniques in one project - wonderful. Just found your blog so now following - not sure how I missed it! Nikki x

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous cover! I am so digging the metal that! You've totally transformed this! Thanks so much for joining on this metalicious challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

Loll Thompson said...

Very cool covers for your journal Julia. Love the painted industrial technique ... looks amazing on your borders and the ink bottle! Loll xx

Deepti said...

This is very artistic :) love the design and all the elements, I also like the inside of the cover :)

Sherry said...

What a wonderful transformation Julia! Your journal looks amazing - front, back and inside too xx

Terry said...

A big Wow from me, Julia! Your journal cover is beautiful and I love the way you combined the challenges! Oh and your PI bottle is fabulous and if fact I used the set for something coming up, so love it even more! Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey.

crafty creations said...

Wow what an amazing transformation of your journal I hope you have as much fun filling the pages

x Hilda

butterfly said...

Great combining of challenges to create another wonderful work of art. Love the industrial elements and fab textures and stamping throughout. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
Alison x