Today I have my entry for the Compendium of Curiosities 2 weekly challenge hosted by Linda on the Studio L3 blog. I can't believe that this is week 24! The technique chosen for this week is Alcohol Ink Resist and it can be found on page 59 of Tim Holtz's book titled A Compendium of Curiosities Volume 2. If you buy it through the link you can get it autographed by Tim! You need this book! Trust me.
I had to try multiple stamps before I found ones that didn't have too much negative space. My first attempt was barely visible! But once I got the first stamp to work I was hooked! Originally I thought I'd use just one or two images with the technique and then add the rest of my embellishing to the front but this technique is so cool I just kept adding images to see how it looked! I'll definitely be trying this again!
The images used are from the Tim Holtz SA cling sets: Mini Halloween 3, Trick or Treat, Halloween Silhouettes and Halloween Cutouts. The moon is from Rubber Stamps of America. There wasn't much room for embellishing, since I added so many images, so I stamped the sentiment using an Adirondack Paint Dabber in Silver. I cut "31" from Grungeboard using the new Alterations Movers and Shapers mini 31 die and painted that silver. I added ribbon and an Idealogy Halloween Muse Token that I colored with Adirondack Sunset Orange alcohol ink.
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