Todays project is one that i've been thinking of for a while and been looking forward making. It's because of this very special stamp from the stamp set Cadaverous by Tim Holtz. I think this stamp is brilliantly designed and because he is so inspiring and so special he deserves a special project or at least an attempt. I colored him last year and have been looking at him now and then ever since...making plans for him...and I guess this project might not be everybodys cup of tea but i got this idea that i would "nail him" onto a brick wall...i know... ...crazy...but couldn't let go of this idea. So this was my starting point for this project (and just to be clear I'm a very kind and non violent person, lol).
To create the brick wall panels i used watercolor paper, and my new 3D embossing plate brickwork, distress oxide sprays, crayons and translucent distress grit-paste. The colors i've used are hickory smoke oxide spray, black sooth and vintage photo distress crayons for the first one and for the second panel hickory smoke oxide spray and walnut stain, iced spruce, aged mahogany, peacock feathers and black sooth distress crayons.
The image is colored with my Prismacolor pencils and covered with matte collage medium. I wrapped metal wire around the idea-ology hitch fasteners and painted them and the idea-ology hardware heads using patina green antiquing cream from Deco Art and black sooth distress crayons. I stamped the 'handle with care' stamp from the set correspondence using jet black archival ink on watercolor paper, fussy cut, covered it in matte collage medium and used peacock and black sooth distress crayons to paint it.
The large hinge clip is first covered in matte collage medium and then opaque crackle paste, when completely dry i used patina green antiquing cream and black sooth distress crayons with some water.
I then made a similar panel but without the stencil to use behind my background. I made the small paper decorations with the numbers the same way and i think i might have set a personal record using idea-ology hardware heads in this project, lol. Love those little hardware heads. The bigger ones are idea-ology machinery heads (a new favorite) and they are all covered in matte collage medium and when dry painted with patina green antiquing creme and black sooth distress crayon.
The cracked leather panel is painted with black sooth distress ink, and lots of layers with black sooth, iced spruce and peacock feather distress crayons. It's slightly sanded before adding the last layers of peacock feather and black sooth distress crayons. Behind this i have three panels from the idea-ology classic craft-stock; one grey, one black and one blue-green all with slightly sanded edges. The base is black metallic kraft-stock also with sanded edges.
The bones are also made with stamps from the Cadaverous stamp set stamped in jet black archival ink and colored with my Prismacolor pencils. The mini hinge clip holding them is painted with patina green antiquing creme and black sooth distress crayon.
On the photo below you can see some other idea-ology embellishments that I've used. It's the optical lens and factory tag, definitely new favorites. I glued a hardware head onto the glass to match with the factory tag hole.
The idea-ology mini hardware pull (another favorite of mine) is first covered in matte collage medium then opaque crackle paste and when dry painted with patina green antiquing creme and black sooth distress crayon.
Stamp sets: CMS378 cadaverous, CMS225 correspondence, CMS396 field notes
Stencil: THS010 eye shart
3D embossing folder: brickwork
Translucent distress grit paste
Texture paste opaque crackle
Hickory smoke distress oxide spray
Black sooth distress ink
Distress crayons: black sooth, vintage photo, walnut stain, iced spruce, aged mahogany, peacock feathers
Pumice stone distress paint
Matte collage medium
Idea-ology: hitch fastener, hardware heads, machinery heads, factory tag, mini hardware pull, optical lens, large hinge clip, mini hinge clip
Classic kraft-stock: black, grey, blue/green
Metallic kraft-stock: black
Distress cracked leather cardstock
Jet black archival ink
Metal wire from stash
Antiquing creme, Deco Art
Watercolor paper, Canson 300mg