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Friday, 25 March 2011

The Stampman Challenge #19 - Anything Tim - Lead DT Piece

Today, I am in the attic, with anything and everything (just about!!!) Tim... that's Sir Tim of Holtz, of course, in case you thought I meant my son!! I am so lucky that Jill, the Stampman, assigned this one to me, because it meant I could go to town and play with all my goodies... and SO good that I could use (NOT for the first time...) the Aspects of Design sheet 3, botanicals stamp that just matches the crowded attic paper from Sir Tim... I LOVE using my older goodies too!!! tee hee

So that was the thinking behind this piece, a picture of something you might find in the attic, and the old bircage used as a piece of storage for various bits and pieces. So that's where I started, after cutting it out, or rather causing it to be cut out, by my wonderful Vagabond. That beauty sure is saving my poor hands. I wanted it to look rusty and really old, so I set about it with various embossing powders, black soot and vintage photo from Sir Tim, and one called pewter, which gives things a shiny but gunmetal-dull appearance... hope that makes sense??

 I used the same ep's on the art letters. This is a technique that Tim showed us on the configurations day, and I love the look of type letters you can get. In the two pictures below, you can see the effects more clearly in close-up. The cage and the letters really do look metallic - embossing was the thing that got me into crafting in the first place... it's magic.  The lock in this looks great added to the cage, I think... almost as if there is a door.. . it has little holes on the side, so I could not resist putting a padlock and key on there for added interest...

 This lovely paper is from the crowded attic stash - oooo it's fabulous, but SO difficult to cut into... cos it's too full of loveliness!! There is only one of each sheet per pad, so I did not have another moth to decoupage. The Aspects of Design moth is actually perfect for this purpose. I stamped it on Claudine Hellmuth canvas, stuck on to a piece of cardstock. I used brown archival ink then made some texture lines with a thin pen.

 Below is a close up of the little danglers, hanging with the TH thin link chain. The vials contain tiny fasteners. The fawn clock on the left is a facet - the largest one in the set, and the clock face comes from the lost and found stickers pack... As I said, just about everything Tim!!!

 The large flowers are Prima... I would have LOVED to add one or two of the metal flowers Lin Brown of Yours Artfully makes, but can't do them yet, so that's for another time. The small ones are separated roses from the lavish trimmings set, sprayed with perfect pearl mist, colour that is SO subtle... I need the whole set!!

 I am so pleased with my crackle effect. I used some adirondak and eco acrylic paints in a pva glue sandwich. I then distressed it some more with the perfect pearl mist and a blue patina eco paint.

There we are. It is a very different piece for me, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and it has pride of place on my window sill. I shall do more of these larger pieces. Thanks for looking, and leaving your comments, I really appreciate them all. Don't forget to have a go at the challenge... you don't need to go mad with stuff like me!! The theme is Anything Tim....
Love and Light


Brenda Brown said...

An amazing piece of art Frankie, I love it and so much to see and to ponder over. I know I shall be back time and again for inspiration.
Happy Friday and have a great weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Netty said...

Oh wowee Frankie this is utter gorgeousness. So much to look at, brilliant work. Annette x


Totally gorgeous artwork Frankie and so much amazing detail - I could sit and look at it for ages! Thanks too for sharing how you achieved the finished results.
Sylvia xx

Claire said...

Wow, that is absolutely stunning, love it.

lisa said...

This has left me speechless, Frankie. It is amazing. I don't know where you get your ideas from but I wish I could visit it too. There is so much to look at. I love the gunmetal bird cage and your crackle is great. It's a fun technique isn't it.
All the bits and pieces hanging from the cage are very Tim. Where do you get all these bits and pieces from?
I love it Frankie.
I hope you've enjoyed the NEC today.
Hugs Lisax

JoZart Designs said...

Oooh! Frankie... that is one stunning triumph! It may be Tim inspired but you have certainly put your own style into it.
Love Jo x

Unknown said...

Frankie ... This is STUNNING ... absolutely gorgeous ... LOVE every tiny detail ... GORGEOUS!

Hels Sheridan said...

Corrrr, this is utterly DIVINE... loving all the ickle bits and bobs and the lock just looks like it has always been there... AMAZING piece of art hun! x

Ruby said...

Oh, Frankie,
You are a treasure from my own heart. This turned out perfect. I can just feel every touch that you put into this art.

Beryl K said...

Fabulous piece of work Frankie
Beryl x

The Stamp Man said...

I agree with everything everyone above has said, this is utterly amazing work, there is so much detail to look at, and so many great ideas.

Totally, totally stunning Frankie!!!!

Jill x

Sue said...

This is absolutely beautiful Frankie, I love the way you have distressed your birdcage. There is so much to look at, no wonder it has pride of place on your window sill x