Our lovely Creative Guide, Julia has chosen the theme for this month's challenge at A Vintage Journey - Through the Looking Glass. In Julia's own words:
'Let's make a project involving glass (acetate) or mirrors (metal sheet) perhaps a window or clock face, a hand held mirror or glass bottle. Tim has lots of Idea-ology products and dies that would be just the thing for this challenge'.
For my project I have used acetate to create a pair of eye test glasses that Opticians use and also a glass monocle for an embellishment. This was prompted by a very expensive trip recently to the Opticians...
To create the background I used similar techniques to those used by Tim Holtz for his March tag but instead of using paint I used Distress Stain and Distress Spray Stains. First, I smooshed some Victorian Velvet Distress Stain onto my mat and dragged my piece of Ranger Speciality Stamping card through it. I knew approximately where I wanted the Phrenology Head to sit and I stamped this with Black Archival Ink. I stamped again onto a piece of masking paper, cut it out and placed it over the stamped image.
I sprayed Cracked Pistachio and Tea Dye onto the card and let this dry. Once the mask was removed the head stood out against the mottled background. I placed the mask back on and used Tim's Eye Chart stencil and Ranger white Embossing Paste to create the eye chart background. I added black Embossing Powder to the wet paste and allowed this to dry. Once dry I heated the powder with my heat gun to give a lovely finish. I added a few random Remnant Rubs and some stamping in Potting Soil Archival Ink using an eye chart stamp from one of Tim's Visual Artistry clear stamp sets.
The 'it's all perspective' is stamped in Black Archival Ink using a stamp from Tim's Good Thoughts set.
We would love to have you join in Julia's 'Through the Looking Glass' challenge over at A Vintage Journey. Our generous sponsor, Susan of Country View Crafts is providing a £20 gift voucher, for one randomly selected entrant, to spend in Country View Crafts on line shop, where you will find an extensive stock of Tim Holtz products and many other brands are available too. The Creative Guides will also choose three favourites to receive a Pinworthy badge.
There is a wonderful challenge over at Artful Times which is 'In the Style of Tim Holtz', I would like to enter this piece in the challenge. It is definitely worth a look to see what the Design Team have created and also have a look at the fabulous entries so far!
Thanks for looking and I will be back on Monday with a Destination Inspiration post - hope to see you then. In the meantime I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend.
Hugs, Anne xx