fredag 24 april 2020

Handle with care

Hello and welcome,
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.

For my background i used texture paste through the stencil eye shart on watercolor paper. I covered the whole paper with pumic stone distress paint and let dry before covering it with matte collage medium. When dry i applied black sooth distress crayon over the whole surface using my finger tip. I sanded the edges and over the stenciled areas and added some more black sooth distress crayons on the stenciled letters. Stamped using number stamps from the set field notes and jet black archival ink. 

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.

Hope you all are well and safe.




Tim Holtz
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
Texture paste
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

Prismacolor pencils
Metal wire from stash
Antiquing creme, Deco Art
Watercolor paper, Canson 300mg

12 kommentarer:

aussie aNNie sa...

Sensational and most brilliant stunning post and love all the gorgeousness here...Have a good Saturday.xx

Janette sa...

Hi Lisa, where do I start, I think the brick wall, I love brickwork, always looks great, the image is brilliantly done and all the elements you add builds to the most fabulous design, I really don't know how you think them up, but they are always simply wonderful.
Glad your keeping well, stay safe.xx

Mariann Jakobsen sa...

Helt fantastisk!!! ❤️ Blir såå imponert over din skaperevne!! 😍 Har ikke ord!
Må bare støtte opp om det Janette skriver over her ❤️ Brilliant every details, and there's a lot of them!!!

Maura sa...

Cool medical themed steampunk piece! Love your awesome textures and very clever ideas here! So glad you joined us for our steampunk challenge at Sandee and Amelie’s Steampunk Challenges! Stay well, Maura

simo sa...

Lisa this project is absolutely fantastic! The background, the details, the perfect way you coloured the image...I am in awe! Very well done my friend! Hugs! ❤

jorunn`s Fristed sa...

Jeg er helt stum av beundring for hva du har fått ut av dette stempelet. Måten du har fargelagt det, og satt alt i sammen er bare helt WOW !!!

klistersøster sa...

Tak for at du deler med os på SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges. Et flot grafisk kort du har lavet, og jeg synes du har ramt helt rigtig med at nagle ham til muren. Med Eye Chart som baggrund har du opnået en helt fantastisk komposition, og jeg elsker knoglerne oppe i hjørnet. Kram, Susan

Rainey's Craft Room sa...

Well, I can see that you put your heart and soul in to this piece as well as a toolkit full of hardware :) A fabulously creative piece full of texture and details.

aussie aNNie sa...

Lisa thank you for your lovely comments sending happy healthy and safe Aussie

Licho_Nie_Spi sa...

You painted him awesome! Fantastic medical work!

crafty-stamper sa...

Absolutely amazing -from your ideas and how you put it all together-I do think the handle with care may be just a little too late for him!I absolutely love the texture on that brick wall it just looks like actual bricks---amazing totally amazing
Carol x

Apollox sa...

What a wonderful artwork, love it!