Hello and welcome.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank every-one of you who have taken the time to leave me a comment. They mean so much and bring me enormous encouragement. I am on a mission to THANK-YOU too by visiting your creative place, and for those of you who have not left a link for me to visit I Thank-You here! You all have ENORMOUS talent!!! THANKYOU also for sharing all you wonderful creations and step by steps....I love step by steps.
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Now onto my newest creation. I apologize in advance for so many photos. I want you to see every inch of the folio.
A Vintage Journey is holding a challenge : Get Some Texture...pop on over and check out all the amazing talent......http://www.vintagejourney.com/2014/05/challenge-7-get-some-texture.html
My Tim Influence: Well I just love anything grunge and vintage and Tim seems to be the go to guy for influence here. I have used quite a few of Tim's products and some techniques too. The Tim Techniques I have used are: Effect Powders, Industrial Technique and Faux Cracked Glass. I have also inked, swiped paints, used texture paste, grunged, embossed onto Tim's Mirrored Sheets, stenciled with glue just to name a few. Having a deadline for these challenges is making me get some unfinished projects finished. That's got to be a good thing. Right?
I also need to add mention to Astrid Maclean. This lady truly is the Queen of Texture. I got a lot of tips and ideas from her blog. So if you need some extra inspiration pop on over......http://astridsartisticefforts.blogspot.com.au/. I have been visiting Astrid's blog a lot of the paste few days, I hope she doesn't think I'm stalking her. Well...I'm stalking her projects. lol.
My piece today is a tribute to the Titanic! I have acquired most of my information and images for this piece through Google. I will be adding more as they come to hand. I hope you find this piece interesting and tasteful. I have great respect for those who made the maiden voyage all those years ago. I want them all to remembered for many more years to come. Hopefully my children will get some sort of enjoyment learning of the history through this piece too.
Sponsors for this challenge are: Country View Crafts who is offering a 10 pound voucher....here is they're link.....http://www.countryviewcrafts.co.uk/
Here it is!!! The front cover of my folio.
Lets get started.......
Not happy with it at this stage.
A swipe through some more paint should do the trick. That's better.
This is the outside. Here I have added some glue and ink.
The ship was stamped onto tissue paper then glued down over some of the stars.
Here I have die cut and embossed some of Tim's mirror.
Need to add more texture....right? Love texture.
I ended up going over these stars in white paste.
Now to the inside.
Inside....Stamping onto tissue paper and embossing some of it.
Some of Tim's Cabinet card holders...waiting for the texture paste to dry.
This water stamp is from Designs by Ryn. Here is the link.... http://designsbyryn.com/index.php/shop1/#!/~/category/id=2559654&offset=9&sort=normal
What a coincidence they are under the category of texture.
If you've made it this far you are doing well. I promise, there is an end to the post.
Now......are you ready to have a peek inside??
Still plenty of room for more paperwork.
The whistle was made on the original tooling by the original suppliers in 1912. These were made to commemorate 100 years.
The gentleman was stamped onto tissue paper then glued to a piece of grunge board.
Faux cracked glass. A tag sample from the grunge board packaging.
If you have any questions please drop me a line. Its quite possible I've left a few things out as I got carried away creating.Thanks so much for stopping by today!timholtz