Welcome to this week's Studio L3 Compendium challenge.
I finally followed the directions and did exactly what Tim described on page 48 for the Altered Metal with Paint technique. I even used a "sanctioned" Holtz piece -- and some, ahm, cheaper than you could believe star charms that were most definitely not Holtz.
Still, let's all be honest: Once you've learned some of our Mr. Holtz's better than life techniques ... even the cheapest crap looks fantastic!
That's what he gets for sharing.
Again though I did stick to the instructions using mostly the recommended products, and I could not be happier with the result.
One thing I am sort of cheating on this week is the combination of challenges. I know, I know everyone does it.
So, for hardly the first time in my life I'm saying ... if it's good enough for them ... it's good enough for me ... which brings us to this: Welcome to my Gingersnaps' color challenge piece!
I always want to particpate in the Gingersnaps challenges, but can't find the time. I'm not going to mess around anymore. If I can combine a challenge or two, and I haven't been admonished not to do so by a particular challenging blog, I'm going to mix and match and bring 'em together.
How else does everyone do it all? They don't, that's how.
One more note before I go: The background for the embossed "Wish" sentiment in the ornate plate is beautiful, in my opinion, with spots and blotches and dots of color from Adirondack color wash.
Color wash is excellent stuff and my first ever foray into the Holtz/Adirondack/distress art that was not prompted by a challenge or instruction.
I'm sure that what you're now thinking to yourself is "What?" "She creates like an expert!" "How is this possible?" "She's been showing off and blogging for ... how long has it been ..."
Which is the very final mention I have: Look out for upcoming events during this week that might include a blogaversary at the very place you are right now!