Hi There!! Happy Tuesday!! I’m here today with my entry for the latest Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge-#32 Frosted Film.
There’s still time to enter this challenge–it closes this Friday, July 17th at 11:59pm MDT and there are wonderful prizes to be won!! CC3 #32 is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique with a $25 gift certificate awarded to one randomly drawn participant, then you have the chance to be awarded the Curiosity Crew’s Choice and receive a Tim & Mario prize package and there’s the coveted Curiosity Crew’s Honorable Mention blog badge! You’ve gotta be in it to win it!!
I decorated a little round wooden trinket box and adorned the top with a Frosted Film Sunflower that I made using the Tattered Poinsettia Bigz Die.
Here’s how the box started out–I’m using the smaller of the two for today’s project. I won these boxes from A Vintage Journey late last year!! These were a part of a special Christmas Give-Away they were hosting at the end of December and I was the lucky random winner!! WOO HOO!! Thanks, AVJ!!
Now, I hope I can explain what’s going on here, without exposing too much about the technique. The Frosted Film technique is also, kind of, product based and I did not have enough of one of the products to do exactly what Tim does in his book. So, I took pieces of Wendy Vecchi’s White Out and colored them with Adirondack AIs in Sunshine Yellow & Honeycomb to achieve my color. This is all I can say about that 😉
I first lined the inside of the box & lid with a piece of Menagerie Paper Stash and adhered into place with matte Decou-Page. I heat set then painted the outside of the box with Mustard Seed DP and heat set. The stenciling was done in small sections, as the stencil did not wrap all the way around the box, and believe me–I let all of those sections air dry completely! I used WV’s Add a stencil with DA Black Modeling Paste.
When all of the stenciling was done, I used the Dotted Flourish image from Wendy Vecchi and stamped it onto the lid with Jet Black Archival. I heat set the ink then applied a coat of DA Crackle Glaze and let air dry. When that layer was dry, I brushed on some DA Titanium White Antiquing Cream and let air dry, which was pretty quick. I then wiped down with a damp cotton cloth to expose those cracks! COOL! Oh, and you can see how some of the antiquing cream seeped under the crackle–I like that, too!!
I’m using 4 whole layers of the Tattered Poinsettia die cuts and several individually cut petals that I used as filler here and there when I was hot gluing the flower onto the top of the lid. I created the center out of a roughly cut piece of manila stock that I painted with Black Soot DP. Then I applied a great big glob of Diamond Glaze and covered it with black seed beads. I totally let that air dry!!
Oh Boy, I love this close up!! You can see the shimmer of the Frosted Film and Oh Those Beads!! They look really cool!! A couple of details–I treated the edges of all of the sunflower petals with an inking of Orange Blossom Archival then a layer of Black Soot DP with a detail paint brush. I also outlined the center with Orange Blossom Archival using my water brush.
Oh, here’s another cool picture! You can see the paint on the edges of the petals and look at all of that wonderful crackly goodness!!
This was a fun challenge to create for–I’ve secretly been waiting for this Frosted Film challenge to roll around so that I could make something Sunflower related! LOL 🙂 🙂
Thanks so much for joining me today!! If you’ve got some Frosted Film and Tim’s CC3, come on over to Studio L3 and join in! There will be only 2 challenges left after CC3 #32 closes, so it’s not too late!! Hope to see you there!!
Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!
SUPPLIES I USED:
- 3″ Round Wooden Box; Frosted Film (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology); Art Parts White Out (Wendy Vecchi); Menagerie Paper Stash (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology)
- Add a Stencil (Wendy Vecchi); Tattered Poinsettia Bigz Die (Tim Holtz/Sizzix); Big Shot Machine (Sizzix)
- Adirondack Alcohol Inks & Distress Paint (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Crackle Glaze, Antiquing Cream & Modeling Paste (DecoArt Media); Archival Inks (Ranger)
- Matte Decou-Page (DecoArt); Diamond Glaze (Judikins); Paint Brushes; Palette Knife; Heat Tool; Hot Glue Gun