Sunday, 20 July 2014

Painted industrial tin covers

I set out this morning to make some fabric vase covers but then happened to go over to Linda Ledbetters Compendium of curiosities site, I suppose I was procrastinating, and as often happens I changed my mind.

 I decided to make covers for a random selection of old tins and boxes that hold all those brushes and pens and other paraphernalia I like to keep close to hand in my craft room.  The Challenge this fortnight is to use Tim's Painted industrial technique on page 46 of Compendium of Curiosities book 3.  the challenge is generously sponsored by The Inspiration Emporium

The covers are pretty simple, cut to the height of the tins and wide enough to overlap decorate using the painted industrial technique and fasten with Hitch Fasteners.  They just slip over the tins.

Monday, 14 July 2014

Time flies when I'm with you

here is a time themed card specifically made for this months WOW embossing powder themed challenge

I used clear embossing powder to create a resist on the Clock face background by using a Tim Holtz layering stencil and various distress inks, I then went over those with perfect medium before embossing with the powder, by heating from the top I also created extra texture.  I was then able to ink in the other areas with more colours without losing the design.

I also coloured in the stamped watch face, (Stampendous stamps), with perfect medium before clear embossing to make it look like glass, embossing over stamping also seems to bring out the image.

I edged the green middle layer with gold pearl WOW powder.