Hello again! I'm here with my tag for this week's CC2 technique challenge hosted by Linda on the Studio L3 blog . The technique is Brushless Watercolor and it can be found on page 49 of Tim Holtz's book A Compendium of Curiosities Volume 2. If you don't already own a copy, you should! Get an autographed one here!
This week's challenge is sponsored by eclectic Paperie. They have generously provided a $25 gift certificate that will go to one lucky participant! Sweet!
Here's my tag:
I started by stamping the background with a Hero Arts stamp Old French Script and black Ranger Archival Ink. I used the Stampers Anonymous Carved Swirls stamp and the new Spring Seasonal Distress Inks for the technique. The images are from Tim's Visual Artistry Lost & Found clear stamp set and Tim's Stampers Anonymous Urban Tapestry cling stamp set. I distressed the edges of the tag and then applied Distress Ink in Brushed Corduroy to give it an aged look. Then I spritzed the tag with Perfect Pearls Mist in Biscotti. I coated the words with Ranger Ink Essentials Glossy Accents so they look like epoxy stickers.
It still needed something else so I added some Idea-ology Metal Foliage colored with Ranger Adirondack Paint Dabbers in Cool Peri, Pink Sherbet, Salmon and Willow. I backed the foliage with tan tulle for added interest. I hope you like it!
I really do love this technique and plan to experiment some more with it. I put this tag together last night after spending most of my long weekend cleaning and organizing all of my stash! Here's a picture of the six cube organizer that I picked up over the weekend. Participating in this challenge made me realize that I need to have my stash close at hand and ready to use at a moment's notice! And this gets the job done. It hold all of my stains, paint dabbers, mists and sprays in plain view and ready to grab!
And I'd be remiss if I didn't include a picture of my two favorite stamping buddies...Willie and Maggie. They kept me company while I worked and played all the while hoping I would stop and play with them! Which of course I did from time to time! Who could deny those faces?!
Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by.