The StudioL3 Compendium of Curiosities volume II Challenge, technique 15
Technique: Enameled metals, page 56
Main products used for this project: Metal foil tape, tea dye distress ink, red pepper acrylic paint dabber, dot matrix embossing folder and various fiber stuff.
Project observations: Have I previously explained that my introduction to Tim Holtz was through Linda's StudioL3 Compendium challenges?
Yessire, I knew nothing of Tim Holtz or idea-ology or grungy goodness before I created this piece, for Linda's first Compendium challenge.
Back then I owned three distress ink colors, one applicator tool and a package of polka-dotty grunge board that I found at a discount store.
Now I have ... well, let it suffice by saying that My Guy, for my recent birthday, build a storage system into my craft room to hold many of the Tim Holtz inks and tools and bits that I've acquired since June 2010.
The point of yammering about all of this stuff, which honestly I've mostly come into ownership of through the kindness and sharing of others and my Fairy Godsister, is to say that although I could barely keep up with the first set of Compendium challenges, today's second Compendium challenge piece was finished months ago.
You see the minute I received Tim's new Compendium I sat down with it and read the entire book, then flipped back to page 56 because I had to try this technique Right This Very Minute (for the first Compendium challenges ... I got the book the same week as the first challenge).
So, I'm not some sort of Super Artist who creates glossy accent filled memory pins and enameled metal ATCs in a matter of minutes.
I'm only a very impatient artist who finds herself endlessly intrigued and inspired by Linda and Tim!
Flip open your Compendium and go here to show us where inspiration leads you!