This blog was formerly titled "Sentiments and Scrapbooks."

Friday, July 27, 2012

Compendium of Curiosities 2 Challenge-Technique #15-Enameled Metal

favorite book tag 5 w border

My project for this week’s challenge at Studio L3 uses the technique described on page 56 of Tim Holtz’s Compendium of Curiosities, Volume 2. The background of the tag was created using that technique.

The sentiment stamp and the little girl reading stamp are from Artistic Outpost (My Favorite Book). The little girl was colored with Distress Reinkers and a water brush. The metal flower is from Tim Holtz. The charms at the top of the tag are Industrial Chic charms sent to me by a special friend. The purple tie was stained with Distress Stain.

I have always loved to read. I am working on a mini album of our primary school years (my husband and myself), so the vintage “school” images fit with my frame of mind right now.

8 comments:

Cheryl said...

Really cool tag! Love how the embossed metal technique really gives it a super vintagey feel!

Buttons said...

Oooooohhh, just scrummy Barbara. Great that you really get the chance to see your fab enamelled metalwork. Hugs, Buttons x

Anita Houston said...

Oh that background has me swooning!!! I want to touch it! Love your deep purple and soft blue...great combination! Stunning work here!!!

Sue said...

Love the colors on this tag, Barbara!

Marjie Kemper said...

Gorgeous tag, Barbara! The background is amazing.

Lisa :) said...

Beautiful tag and page Barb!

Keren Howell said...

Beautiful, love that background colour.

Shelann said...

Really pretty, it looks enameled.