I'm here with another double-DT project, combining the wonderful goodies on offer at eclectic Paperie with a delicious vintage image from Nicecrane Designs. As usual, you'll find links to all the ingredients either within or at the end of the post.
There's a slightly different slant on things here today... you'll see that all the photos are capturing the piece from unusual angles. For a more straightforward view of this project, and some simple step-by-step details, hop over to my post at the eclectic Paperie blog. Here at Words and Pictures we're all about the obliques today!
I knew I would love playing with Tim Holtz's burlap panels the minute I saw them in the new releases earlier this year... and they are very yummy! You get great texture, great dimension and a great shabby chic look before you've even done anything...
The little boy is from Nicecrane's Child's Garden of Verses V (the set in the image), beautiful vintage book illustrations all ready to be coloured, cut out, or whatever else takes your fancy.
But you could also go for the Child's Garden of Verses Save Pack (click to go straight there) which gets you lots of extra images into the bargain.
I printed him out in a couple of different sizes, so that I could see what worked best, and then used Distress Stains to watercolour him in a neutral palette. A bit of simple fussy cutting, and he was ready to take his place on the layout.
There's such an innocence about him, and such a delicious nostalgic feel to these illustrations.
He's mounted on padded tape to give him some foregrounding dimension, and for the rest of the sticking down I used Glossy Accents... generally great for gluing metal and other stubborn surfaces.
The papers come from the new 8x8 Tim Holtz Collage mini-stash... such a cool new sizing if you're someone (like me) who doesn't work in 12x12 that often.
As I laid them out, I made sure there were lots of places where they extended over the sides, to continue the dimensional look...
The sentiment stamp is by Tim Holtz, and it's a firm favourite. I think it's so important to try to carve out space for yourself in our busy, busy society with all its demands.
Whether you lose yourself in a good book, or go for a walk and get in touch with nature, or just sit and listen to music or - if you can find it - in silence... so important.
(I shared one of my all-time favourite quotes, by Pythagoras, on the last post, and it's all about silence:
Learn to be silent. Let your quiet mind listen and absorb.
As you can see, I'm quite a fan of learning too!)
A couple of Idea-ology metal embellishments take their place: one of my favourite clocks...
...and some moulded corners, all shabbied up (down?) with some gesso and Treasure Gold gilding wax.
And, of course, there's that delicious burlap texture I was talking about... I decided to highlight it in a couple of ways. I added some streaks of gesso for a shabby chic look.
Then I had a play with the yummy Liquid Platinum embossing powder from Ranger.
I applied the powder very lightly, even dusting some off, so that there would just be flecks and bubbles caught in the weave of the burlap and on the papers. I love the effect!
Remember, if you'd like to see a nice, simple, straight on photo of this panel, or any more of the 'making-of' details, then have a look here.
If there's something that's tempted you, you'll find it at eclectic Paperie by clicking on the links below.
And do take a few minutes to visit Nicecrane Designs... there is such a variety of great images on offer for downloading - well worth taking a look!
Thank you for taking the time to stop by today... I do so appreciate your visits.
I'd like to enter this in the following:
They're being So Sentimental at the Craft-room Challenge
And this week, Anything Goes at Simon Says Stamp
Every man of genius sees the world at a different angle from his fellows, and there is his tragedy.
To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person's point of view and see things from that person's angle as well as from your own.