Today I am sharing with you a piece I made for Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge 15 on page 38.....Cabinet Card Pocket. I absolutely LOVE these cabinet cards and have bought many many packets. This time I really wanted to bulk mine up so I disassembled it and I added it to an old unused book that I had pulled apart. Of course I've also decorated the inside. Hope you like it.
Click HERE to visit Linda Ledbetter's Studio 3 where you can find the challenge details and all the amazing pieces already created.
Sponsors for this challenge are: Tim and Mario who have generously donated a prize package for the Curiosity Crews Choice.
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Old book, Cabinet Cards
Crackle Paint, Crackle Accents, Gesso, Cabochons, Film Strip, Monocle, Ring Binder,
Tim Holtz Papers, Elements Rub-ons, Mini Paper Clip, Metal Street Lamp, Memo Pins, Brads, Various Stamps,
Distress Sprays: Tea Dye, Walnut Stain & Vintage Photo.
Paints: Decoart Dark Chocolate & Antique Gold. Distress Paint Walnut Stain & Pumice Stone.
Inks: Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain, Archival Black.
Dies: Tiny Tabs & Tags
Adhesives: E6000, Double sided tape. Glossy Accents
So here is my creative process and finished project......
I started by slicing the cabinet card open.
Here I have completely removed the front from the back, then I added crackle paint randomly and when dry I inked it using a variety of brown ink pads. Next I sprayed it with Tim's new Distress Sprays, sorry forgot to take a photo of this process.
Here I have used some packaging for my background which I have stamped and heat embossed. The word Photograph was stamped twice, on the second time it was embossed.
Now time to put this together.
Adding some Cabochons.
Here I am getting the measurements for the book I am about to cut up.
Checking my cabinet card fits perfectly. Before attaching my cabinet card I used the above mentioned paints to age my book.
I added the binder ring before I glued the paper down.
Gluing on my lamp embellishment to back panel. I have used Alcohol Inks, Glossy and Crackle accents to age it.
Gluing the cabinet card to outside.
Attaching the front of the cabinet card.
Here are all the pieces I have for the inside. I have attached Memo Pins into the small cabinet cards so they can hang from the binder ring.
Inside. What is left of the Please Do Not Disturb sign used when Photo shoots were in session.
Where the late Mr. George Henry Stevens kept all his receipts and information relating to the studio.
Here on the monocle you can see Mr.George Henry Stevens. This small folder was what he carried around with him in the late 1800's. As you saw it houses his receipts for clients and some samples of his work.
I hope you have enjoyed your visit here today. I had a fabulous time creating this piece.
Back soon with my Tim's 12 tags of 2014 for November.