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The idea behind Grungy Monday is to create something using a Tim Holtz technique as "assigned" by Linda at StudioL3 using supplies from your stash, NOT spending a fortune trying to get everything, unless of course, you have an extra fortune laying around. So with that and thinking it was a good time to start making Christmas gifts in mind, I began my adventure in creating my "guest designer" project!
Challenge 12 involves going to Tim's April 2008 Technique Challenge. Step 1, hmmmmm I don't have the paper he used, but I have tons of paper and decided on my favorite piece from Tim's Lost & Found Paper Stash. Next step, harlequin stamp? Shocking as it may sound, I don't have it. (OK Chris, get up off the floor from your shock, lol!) I have some background stamps, but not with the lots of "negative" space. After some pondering some or maybe it was after hearing the pop-pop-pop of bubble wrap in a co-worker's cube, it hit me! Use a piece of "large bubble" bubble wrap. With the major hurdles behind me, I was on my way.
I used a 6 x 12 canvas as my base. I embossed and painted the paper before adhering it to the canvas.
I really like how the bubble wrap worked as a stamp. This was the first time I tried this technique, think I will try it again. I followed Tim's instructions until I got to the part about using "Crackle Accents". Again something I don't have, but I did have some Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint and used that on the butterflies.
I added a few more finishing touches and ta da -
It even comes with options of what to hang from it. . . .
the calendar (see my Grungy Monday 11 post)
a note "pad"
The note pad was creating using the challenge technique too. Here's a close up
I used tissue tape that I inked with Alcohol Inks around the edges of the canvas and had a piece left over , so I "altered" a mechanical pencil.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed your visit and will be back soon! And thank you again Linda for having me as a guest designer and a BIG thank you to TIM for all the inspiration he continually gives us!
Have a fabulous week!
6 x12 canvas
repurposed bubble wrap
Pitch Black paint dabber
Studio Mat Medium
Lost & Found paper stash
Hero Arts clear embossing powder
Alteration die -Caged bird
Doodle Block Alphabet
Prima - Say it with Studs
Miscellaneous stuff from my stash