Happy Friday Everyone!! I’m ending the week with my-by the hair of my chinny chin chin-challenge entry for Compendium of Curiosities 3, Challenge #12-Photo Tinting as it ends tonight!! Talk about WHEW!! 🙂
If you’ve got Tim’s book, you can play along and The Funkie Junkie Boutique is the sponsor for this challenge with a $25 gift certificate and of course there’s the prize bonanza from Tim & Mario awarded to the Curiosity Crew’s Choice!!
This challenge is technique based, so I won’t be able to show you how the technique works, but, with a little creative ‘hocus pocus’ I can show you everything else that went into this “Bewitching” card 😉
I’m kind of messy with my EP application and any extra embossing paste is scraped up and placed right back into the tub 🙂
After the EP dried, I blended Vintage Photo DI over the entire surface with my ink blending tool.
I love how Vintage Photo DI blended with this–It completely toned down the brightness of the manila stock but enriched the color of the Aged Mahogany, with an instant element of age.
Now, using the Halloween stencil as a mask, I’m placing it back over the raised letters…
…to rub a bit of Black Soot DI over the EP stenciling.
I distressed the edges with my paper distresser and I spritzed & flicked water over the surface. I applied heat to dry the water spots and rubbed Walnut Stain DI around the distressed edges.
Before moving on to the image I’m using for my card, I practiced the Photo Tinting technique on this picture that I have from Claudine Hellmuth’s Composition for Collage class. This is one of her class downloads and I thought a good piece to practice with.
This image is also a download from Claudine’s class–and my third attempt, with this picture, at photo tinting. I think the glossy photo paper I used is too glossy for this technique, but, with an ever so light hand, I was able to tint this photo with minimal damage (but her lips did get away from me a bit).
I’m using a piece of 8×8 Seasonal Paper Stash, adhered to chipboard, to create a small frame for my photo. I ran this piece through my Cricut machine to cut the oval.
This is the only shot I have where there’s a before & after shot of the photo. The fussy cut image-very plain and blah before tinting; The image on the left-aged and delightful after tinting.
I applied a nice layer of Clear Rock Candy DCP to my frame and set aside to air dry.
I used the die cut oval as a mask to create the shadow of the frame around the image. I did that as a visual place-holder, while my DCP frame was drying, so I could work with the remnant rub-ons, hat & embellies placement. Then I used the mask I made and placed over the girl and lightly pounced Tea Dye DI to age the background directly behind her–she has a slight, pale aura about her now…How vexing!! 😉
Here’s the frame after it dried & after I rubbed Walnut Stain DI into the cracks and Black Soot DI around the edges and inside the oval with my ink blending tools.
BTS–I made her witch hat from a Tempting Template I found at Stampington.com , out of kraft-core stock, Distress Glitter and black silk cord. The flowers are from Kaisercraft that I spritzed with Tangerine Dream & Pomegranate Seed Dylusions IS and Pewter Perfect Pearls Mist.
I printed out the word onto label paper and fussy cut to fit into this file tab. I attached the tab to the frame with matte gel and foam squares.
The framed photo & hat were adhered to the background panel with a combination of double-back tape, matte gel and foam squares. Those pieces aren’t going anywhere!!
And now we’re flying off to Studio L3 to be a part of the CC3 festivities with Challenge #12!! Come on over and check out the projects that are being entered from around the world! It’s a fun challenge and all you need to participate is Tim’s Compendium of Curiosities 3!!
Thanks for ending your week with me!! I know you have your choice of crafty blogs to visit and your time visiting with me is always valued and appreciated. Please visit again soon and until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!
SUPPLIES I USED:
- Surfaces: Manila Stock, Kraft-Core (Core’dinations); Glossy Photo Paper (HP); Chipboard; Seasonal Paper Stash (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology); Card Base (Papertrey Ink)
- Distress Markers, Ink, Glitter & DCP (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi); Dylusions Ink Spray (Ranger); Perfect Pearls Mist (Ranger)
- Paper Blossoms (Kaisercraft); File Tab (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology); Black Silk Cord;
- Matte Gel (Liquitex); Double-Back Tape (3M); Foam Squares; Ink Blending Tool (Ranger)
- Cricut Machine; Georges & Basic Shape Cartridge (Provo Craft)