Today I have a new project to share. This little book store has been entered into
Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge #11 using Tim Holtz technique Effect Powders on page 52. You can join in or just pop on over to Studio L3 run by Linda Ledbetter. http://lindaledbetter.com/2014/09/compendium-of-curiosities-3-challenge-11.html To join in you must have your own copy of Compendium of Curiosities. The techniques cannot be revealed.
Sponsors are: Inspiration Emporium offering a very generous $50 in store voucher
and of course Tim Holtz and Mario Rossi have generously given a wonderful prize package that will be won by one very lucky individual chosen by the Curiosity Crew.
If you would like a copy of Compendium of Curiosities 1 2 or 3 click here Tim Holtz. Tim will even sign it for you.
Sandee & Amelies Steam Punk Challenge Steampunk Stories. Why not join in yourself with a creation. Here is the link....http://sandee-and-amelie.blogspot.com.au/2014/09/september-challenge-and-cm-awareness.html
The sponsor is http://www.retailstore.7dotsstudio.com/
This little book store was for Steam Punk Enthusiasts until it closed Dec 1901 when the great storm hit. This was just after the release of the first edition Steam Punk Stories staring the one and only Cog Nito. The store still stands today but everything inside is still as it was when the great storm hit. If you visit this tiny town you will find another four buildings barely standing...........
Here's what I did.....
I stared by cutting one of Tim's Luminary 3D Lanterns from white card stock. I cut an extra two bases as I used one for the ceiling and one I cut up to make the book shelves.
After assembling my lantern I started by adding some texture paste with the Stripes stencil then I added colour with Antique Linen, Weathered Wood and Americana Dark Chocolate paints. Next I added Tim's Effect Powder technique randomly on sides of store. I also used this technique on some metal leaves, metal clock parts, brads the word Books which was cut from Tim's Typeset die, the advertisement on back and cogs variously placed around the store.
I cut windows and a door from white card stock (cut them down to size) coloured them with Vintage Photo, Pumice Stone and Gathered Twigs then added acetate and crackle paint. I didn't stain the windows this time as I wanted you to be able to see inside.
On the book shelves I added the above mentioned inks then added Tim's texture paste using his latticeworks stencil.
The little books were cut from one of Spellbinders die sets, sorry I can't remember the name , its a set of 7 and were cut from various Tim papers and some were hung from the ceiling using clear nylon thread. The ceiling has been designed using Tim's foil tape and a clock embossing folder from my stash.
I bordered up the back of the store so as to add an advertisement which was typed up and printed from my computer.
The Steam punk Lady riding her bicycle has been fussy cut from Graphic 45 Steam punk Spells paper pad. I also cut a clock from the paper and glued it to her handlebars. She has a red cog on the front which has had Tim's Effect powder technique. I decided she needed a backpack/bag so went about creating one from a die in my stash, Its a tiny paper bag die I purchased from Simon Says Stamp ages ago. I then popped some foam in the bottom to bulk up the bottom of the bag. Then I added a some books of course and a couple of tomb stones from Tim's on the edge Graveyard die just for a bit of fun.
Well I hope you like this piece. Feel free to ask any questions or leave a comment. I love hearing from you.
Thanks so much for stopping by today I really appreciate it.
I will be back shortly with my 12 tags of 2014 September.