Welcome back for the 13th Challenge from the Compendium of Curiosities III.
I LOVED this challenge!
It is really free style...all you have to do is alter a worn cover!
Below is the one I used.
I loved it like it was, but when you say I can alter, giddiness takes over, hehehe.
If you have been following the Compendium Of Curiosities Challenges you know that Tim's Compendium of Curiosities III is a must! If you are just joining in and you have it...you are set, if you don't have it, you can still get an autographed book here.
We also have to thank are amazing sponsors!
Tim and Mario sent a huge box of prized to be given away throughout the challenge.
This week's sponsor is Inspiration Emporium!
They have generously donated a $50 gift certificate.
In order to be eligible you must follow the rules...they can be found here.
Make sure to read them, there isn't that many rules, but I would hate to see someone disqualified because they missed a rule.
I also want to take a moment and THANK Linda Ledbetter for all the work she does to keep this challenge going! She is a doll and I just love her to bits!
I also want to shout out to the Curiosity Crew...I am so honored to be with you on this journey!
Each and everyone of you bring such a different creative gift to our crew.
You inspire me more then you know...each one of you!
So on to the fun.
Because this weeks challenge is not really a "technique" to give away...
I am going to take you step by step throughout my alteration.
The first step was to cover the worn cover with ripped up pieces of Tim's Tissue Wrap.
Matte Medium is my go to for any job like this. I use it as a adhesive and sealant.
After it dried I used Distress Paints (Broken China, Gathered Twigs, Picket Fence and Antiqued Bronze. I only use my fingers to apply it.
Personally I find this to be my best tool, wink.
It was applied very sporadically.
This was done on the outside and inside of the cover.
After it was the way I wanted I mixed a tad of Gathered Twigs with Picket Fence, spritzed with my mini mister and added drippage. I just picked it up with my finger (while holding the book flat) scraped my finger with the paint over the edge...tilted the book and you get drippage!
LOVE drippage...I just think it adds character.
Then using Tim's bubble stencil I added Texture paste.
After the texture paste dried I used my finger again to add some color to the bubbles.
After all the paint dried it was time to start embellishing.
The sea horse, compass and enjoy the journey are from Tim's stamps.
The greenery is an alterations die.
I used Gathered Twigs and Broken China Distress Ink to colorize those pieces.
I also pulled out some Ideaology filmstrip, Ornate plates, Game spinners, brads and a knob.
I just cluster it together until it looks right to me.
For the inside I embossed two large tags with the compass texture fade to make the pockets.
I attached the binder mechanism with Crinkle ribbon. I was surprised at how tight this held..but it is super tight!
Back to the outside...I wanted some dangles added to the spine.
Before I tied the second bow I added these Ideaology pieces to a swivel clasp with jump rings...
Corked vial, baubles, tag labels and philosophy tag.
(the corked vial has Rock Candy glitter and is sealed with Glossy Accents. To attach the jump ring I used a memo pin coated with Glossy Accents and pushed through the cork)
So there you have it...another challenge completed!
I cannot wait to get to see what the other members of the Curiosity Crew created!
I love these Saturdays!!! So fun right?
I hope you join in....I love seeing what y'all do as well....the inspiration being shared is phenomenal.
You all continue to blow me away with your creativity!
One of the things I love about this challenge is the camaraderie...it is so fun to see so many supporting and loving what everyone is doing....total inspiration.
Okay...time to go visit the Curiosity Crew's blogs and soak up some fabulous creativity!
Have a great weekend...hope to see you back here next time!